Interview with TOP 20 Scooler, Abiyah Swart from GROW
We sat down to get to know Abiyah Swart from GROW a bit better…
THE TEEN BEHIND THE BUSINESS:
My name is Abiyah Swart.
I am 13 years old and have my own successful plant business called “Grow”. I have always loved plants and enjoy to see them grow. I specialize in selling all houseplants and succulents in beautiful pots. I supply coffee shops and do my best to find the right plant for a specific space! They also make great gifts!
I am very thankful to be able to run my own business. I am learning at a young age that it is a roller coaster to sell your own product.
10 QUESTIONS TO ABIYAH
How did you come up with your business idea?
I started with a little succulent that I grew for myself. Then I thought maybe others might want a plant without having to go to the nursery with lots of options to choose from.
How many hours a day do you spend on your business?
About 15 hours a week.
Who inspired you to do this?
I am inspired by my mom who runs her own art business
Who is your mentor(s)?
My mom and my dad.
What advice would you give other teens looking to start a business?
If you have a great Idea just go for it! Don’t over think it too much. It is important to put lots of effort and good energy into your business.
How do you define success?
When I get feedback from happy customers and returning clients. And I can be financially independent.
What’s the last gift you gave someone?
A ceramic cup.
What the last thing you watched on tv?
Who would win a fight between Spiderman and Batman?
What would you do with a lottery ticket?
I would put half of it away and use the other half for my business