Father Teaches His Son Important Life Lessons About Business And Community Through Snow Cones

A proud dad posted on Imgur this week about his six-year-old son Emmett’s entrepreneurial spirit in pursuit of a new bike. 

As his dad tells it, Emmett wanted a new bike so badly, he was willing to sell off some of his “old toys and stuffed animals” for the cause. 

But just when they thought their enterprising child would be purchasing said bike at a local Sam’s Club, the youngster decided to reinvest—in a business for himself.   

Here’s how Emmett’s dad says it all went down:

And guess what? The kid made good on his word! Now, his dad says Emmett’s been bringing in quite the chunk of change for a first grader:

  His first time out he made $12, then $17, then $25 and he’s been hovering around there ever since.

Check it out:

It’s a Cinderella story—the stuff Drake songs are made of. 

Emmett started his business with only a bag of ice, three flavors and a dream and look at him now! He’s reinvesting in his business, expanding the flavor profiles, saving for college, and paying his taxes—wait? What?

His dad reports:

  He’s responsible for tracking his supplies and knowing when he needs to buy more, spending the money for all future flavor purchases, repaying us for the other half of the snow cone machine, and paying ‘taxes’.

And it seems Emmett’s has more than a few fans in the community:

Redditors applauded both the kid and the parent’s efforts:

Emmett’s dad admits it can be tough on a kid to stay committed to running a business every Saturday during the summer. It gets hot and “he’s whined at times,” but he says Emmett, “…always sticks it out until the shift is over.

H/T: Imgur