Category: La Crosse
|November 14, 2011||Filled under La Crosse, releases, United States, Wisconsin||
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World’s Youngest Entrepreneur Starts Company At Nine Years Old
Nov. 14th, 2011. La Crosse, WI. Hidden away in the bluffs of the Mississippi region is a young man on a mission. Told by his parents that they absolutely would not buy him a laptop, he decided to buy one himself. Mike Horvath could only think of one way to earn that kind of cash: start a business. At 9 years old, he is probably the youngest person in the world to start his own business.
Knowing that a lemonade stand or selling candy bars door to door wouldn’t generate the kind of money he needed, he decided to design and sell greeting cards and make them available on the Internet. With the help of his father, he came up with a name- “Havoc and Mirth Productions” and then launched a website to promote the venture at www.havocandmirth.com.
His father, Tony Horvath, explains, “He’s only 9 years old but he knows what he wants and he is full of ideas. Having an idea and making it happen are two different things, though. A greeting card business is relatively easy to pull together and Mike can do most of the work himself. It has been a great way to show him what is involved in starting and running a business.”
“The old proverb comes to mind ‘if you give a man a fish he’ll eat for a day, but if you teach him to fish, he’ll eat his entire life.’ This is my way of teaching him to fish,” Horvath says.
To date, Mike has designed eight greeting cards that have been placed on the website and Mike is eager to make more. He says: “I like making the cards because I like drawing. And I will really like having my own laptop!”
His dad is quick to remind Mike that he will have to follow house rules for the computer, even if he does buy it with his own money.
You can learn more about Havoc and Mirth Productions and why Mike makes greeting cards by visiting www.havocandmirth.com.
Mike and his father are available for interviews at 608-385-6231 or email@example.com.
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