Jefferson Hester (14)
What does your business do?
JH: I sell handmade paracord products like bracelets, dog leads, lanyards, keychains, and sporting slings. I make and sell pretty much anything paracord.
When did you first start this business, and why?
JH: I started it in 2015 when I was 8 years old and paracord was getting popular. I was scrolling through YouTube, and paracord tutorials start popping up in my recommendations. I started making them and gave them to my family and friends. Finally, I came up with a name and started selling paracord products.
Who are your biggest customers?
JH: My business caters to people who love our beautiful country and paracord. My biggest customers are kids, hunters, and hikers. The hunters want dog leads, collars, and lanyards. The hikers want bracelets, necklaces, and anything paracord. Kids like it all.
What are your goals for the future
of your business?
JH: My biggest goal is to get my business name out there and try to sell out of products at every event. I will continue my business until I can’t find people to sell to anymore. Until that time, I hope it keeps growing and growing. I also want to always try and keep things fun, because sometimes the events can get really boring.
What do you enjoy most about running your own business?
JH: It’s fun meeting people, and I like making my own money.
Anything else you would like us to know?
JH: If you love America and you love paracord, then look at my Facebook page, Uncle Sam’s Paracord.