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Jan 17

WEIRD NEWS WEDNESDAY: HIGH SCHOOL KID STARTS OWN BUSINESS, MAKES MORE THAN $100,000 A YEAR!!

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This is the perfect summer job for anyone who has the motivation to work hard. Or a high school kid who has the determination and a strong work ethic.14 year old, RJ Duarte started mowing lawns when he was 8 years old. Now he mows lawns all summer and works on his business, Green Worx,(located in Golden , Colorado) during cooler months while going to school. Duarte makes damn good money mowing lawns— over $!00,000 a year. He even had to hire other high schoolers to help him, because he is doing so much business!

“As I kept going it turned into more and more and then, you know, like 2012, I brought on a business partner, Owen Johnson,” Duarte told FOX Business’ Stuart Varney

Both Duarte and Johnson(Duarte’s partner) admit they had no business plan, no venture capital and no bank loans, but through word of mouth and a good reputation they soon found themselves busier than ever.

 The business has already reached a milestone of $100,000 in gross revenue.

“At one point during the summer, when we’re at our peak, we had 14 kids on one day, but typically we run about five or six full-time.”

R.J. Duarte explains how he started and grew his business:

“I started mowing lawns when I was eight years old and I just kind of grew it from there, you know, as I kept going it turned into more and more and then, you know, like 2012, I brought on a business partner, Owen Johnson, and then in 2015, we won the Young Americans Bank Business Award and it’s just kind of gone up and up from there ever since.”

Duarte plans on going to college after graduating high school, even though he has a thriving business now! By the way, when I looked up Green Worx online, the website blew me away! It tells a story about a young kid who works hard at what he is passionate about and doesn’t give all the corporate spiel you’ll see on almost every business website!! Momzinga.com!

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