10 Questions with Aden’s Cookie Factory
Each February, I like to gather several diverse Black business owners to interview and learn about their journey, as well as help others discover their products and services.
My first interview this month is with Aden, the 13 year old owner and baker of Aden’s Cookie Factory, in Little Rock, AR. I asked him a few questions, like what motivated him to start and what keeps him going. Keep reading to see this rising star’s answers.
How long have you been selling cookies, and do you make them by yourself?
This is my first year selling cookies. I have always helped my mom bake. I started making cookies for my family and they were so good, I decided to sell them. I make all my cookies by myself from scratch.
What’s your favorite part about having your own business?
My favorite part about having my own business is tasting each batch of cookies and being able to save money for my future.
Is anything hard about your new business?
The hardest part about my cookie business is getting the recipe right to have a delicious cookie each time.
How do you keep yourself motivated?
My future keeps me motivated. Thinking about building now for the future keeps me going. My mom taught me that what I do today impacts my tomorrow. I hope that what I am doing will have a positive impact on my future.
Did anyone inspire you to start?
My mom inspired me to start my own business. She started a business. So I had a chance to see what it is like. I thought I was too young to have a business, but it doesn’t matter how old you are.
How can we help you grow your business?
You can help by spreading the word about Aden’s Cookie Factory.
Do you have any announcements or good news you’d like to share?
No announcements at this time.
What’s one piece of advice you’d give another young person starting the business owner/entrepreneurial journey?
Don’t be scared, just do it. If you have a dream, go for it. Set a goal, make a plan, and start!
Do you have a website or social media account where we can follow and support you?
Thank you so much Aden for taking the time to do this interview with me. You’re so intelligent and talented! You’ll definitely go as far as you desire with your business.
For those looking to support Aden’s Cookie Factory, he currently sells half dozen cookies for $14 and one dozen cookies for $28 in the Little Rock, North Little Rock, and Pine Bluff areas in Arkansas. He doesn’t currently offer shipping, but be on the lookout for that in the future.