Nigel would prefer to live in a world where superpower selection was a thing. If he did, he’d select to be a shapeshifter to experience life through the eyes of different beings. But until space innovators get us to Mars where that may be a possibility, Nigel opts to live out his dream superpower the best he can on this planet.
For a kid born in 2006, he’s already experienced being a professional model, a business owner, soccer player, YouTuber and straight-A student. Along with his business partner/sister, Nadia, his business received the “Best Presentation” award for their delivery of showcasing and explaining it at a local children’s business fair. As a merit scholar, he received an academic scholarship which has contributed to his attending one of the most prestigious private schools in his home state.
When he’s not learning about growing his business or making YouTube videos, he’s reading books (oftentimes by his favorite author, Jason Reynolds), finding a soccer ball to kick, playing Playstation games in his basement boy-cave, or trying to convince his parents for one more snack before bed.
His business, Loose Seeds, is all about taking motivational sayings and flipping them into funny, literal illustrations which can be found on merchandise at www.LooseSeeds.com. Through fun videos on his YouTube channel, www.YouTube.com/LooseSeeds, Nigel and his sister, Nadia, seek to motivate other kids to become entrepreneurs by exploring their genius – that thing that makes you special and unique.
Concept creator, crafter, business co-founder may sound like titles for an adult go-getter but, in this case, it describes one born in 2010. Nadia expressed her intentions on this earth with her first sentence, “Do it self!” Though the first two words, “I will,” were missing, she meant to let everyone know that she came to conquer.
As a kid entrepreneur, Nadia has learned the power in making an authentic connection with your audience (she constantly engages on YouTube) and the power in enthusiastically speaking about your business (many customers have come from her consistent discussion). She’s also experienced the power in her mom’s favorite mantra, “actions get rewarded” as her efforts have led to her business, Loose Seeds, receiving an award for “Best Presentation”, along with her business partner/brother, for their delivery of showcasing and explaining it at a local children’s business fair.
Nadia thrives on absorbing knowledge and then putting her touch on it to make it a new, more awesome creation. But she’s not really limited to running her own business. In her downtime she can be found creating outdoor picnics with neighborhood friends, practicing songs for upcoming performances with her chorus, or rehearsing for the day when cartwheeling becomes an Olympic sport.
Her business, Loose Seeds, is all about taking motivational sayings and flipping them into funny, literal illustrations which can be found on merchandise at www.LooseSeeds.com. Through fun videos on her YouTube channel, www.YouTube.com/LooseSeeds, Nadia and her brother, Nigel, seek to motivate other kids to become entrepreneurs by exploring their genius – that thing that makes you special and unique.
Nikki Lewis is a kid business strategist teaching up-and-coming entrepreneurs, how to launch and grow. An entrepreneur since childhood, Nikki understands and shares the benefits of teaching business skills to the young. She guided proteges Nigel and Nadia (her own two kids) through launching their business, Loose Seeds, at the ages of 10 and 6, respectively, in three months time.
Nikki’s business background includes crafting a signature dessert treat that she took from sales at local farmers markets to national distribution in multiple specialty food stores. She took that dessert concept and expanded it into multiple cafes selling the dessert plus specialty coffees. Nikki opened and ran multiple locations including hiring and training baristas, managers, production staff, sales team and interns. Her concepts were named, “Baltimore’s Best Sweet Snack” by Baltimore Magazine, and a “Top Minority Business” by the Baltimore Business Journal who, in addition, named her a “40 Under 40.”
Nikki moved her business prowess online where she launched a business podcast (co-hosted with her hubby Trey), Biz Underdog To Topdog, interviewing and producing audio recordings of top industry experts. Her objective was to give business owners motivation to keep pushing toward their goals. She extends that mission of inspiring and supporting entrepreneurs with her online kidpreneur training, “PLANT SEEDS. RAISE OWNERS.”, helping kids launch their own exciting business journey.
Nikki believes persistence is the key to success and lives by the mantra, “All you can do is all you can do.”
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