Updated: Jun 12, 2020
In this age of internet and technology, people are now more confident to try and sell their ideas and hit the road to success. With even the basic skills like knowing how to market products online, people can reach out to the world and showcase their talent.
In this feature, we showcase the fact that age doesn't equal business success, and no one knows that more than young entrepreneur Jai Porter! She doesn't need a driver's license or high school diploma to transform her ideas into thriving businesses. Please take a moment to learn more about her venture and how she is inspiring other young entrepreneurs.
As I trust in the Lord, I know all things are possible. - Jai
Jai is the oldest of four siblings. She attends Mayfair Lab school where she has maintained a 4.0 grade point average and remains on the principle's list. Jai is a member of the Art society, Duke Tip, and Legends Legacy Leaders. Her extracurricular activities include Soccer, playing the Piano and the Viola. She enjoys movies, art and being creative.
One day Jai hopes to inspire other kids to do what they love, believe in themselves and never give up. Her mom Jamila Shaw-Bell always says "Learn to lead others, become a legend in your walk and leave a legacy for others to follow". When people ask her who she is, she says, "I’m Just Jai a ten year old girl, silly, smart and full of life".
Q: What inspired you to become an entrepreneur?
Jai: I wanted to make money by doing something I liked and be able to buy somethings myself instead of using my parents hard earned money.
What types of products do you make?
Jai: I make mostly abstract painting, glitter art and I’m learning resin art. I also draw cartoon characters.
What advice would you give to other kids that are interested in becoming an entrepreneur?
Jai: I would tell other kids to find something you love and learn how to make a profit off of it. When business is too much stop and take a breather but never give up. Quitting is not a option.
How are you using innovation at home, school or in your business?
Jai: I’m in a art club at school, at home I’m watching YouTube and taking online art classes for inspiration. I’m constantly adding on to my art and getting better and wiser with it.
What can adults do to encourage kids to live like there is no box?
Jai: Adults can encourage you by being positive, by showing encouragement, support and leading by example. My parents show me there is no box by leading by example. My mother and father are both full-time entrepreneurs.
What do you like to do for fun?
Jai: For fun I ride my bike, hangout with friends, watch TV, play video games, and sketch cartoons.
We are not only a supporter of Just Jai but we are a customer (thanks for the Re.engineer themed picture Jai!). By the way, STOP what you are doing and go to her Instagram page to become a customer as well. Jai is an inspiring young entrepreneur that has gifts that will open up a world of possibilities and we respect her as a young leader amongst her peers. Not only is she talented but also 4.0 student! The sky is definitely the limit for her and we are excited to capture this moment as we know she will be a rising future star.
Jai, you are a certified Re.engineer!
Contact Information: Instagram, @justjai_artist,
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