Academy for kids helps Houston girl dream up cupcake bakery

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by Mia Gradney / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on August 19, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Updated Monday, Aug 19 at 11:40 AM

HOUSTON –- As a kid, you may have worked for yourself babysitting or mowing lawns, but did you ever have a business plan and branding?

At only 14, Kira Christian has built a successful foundation for a Houston business anyone can indulge in.

Kira is the proud owner of Glitter, which you might say is a "glamorous cupcakery.” It’s a fully fledged business with a plan, branding, and most of all -- a vision.

“I eventually want to have storefronts throughout the country,” says Kira.

She’s a graduate of the Texas Business Alliance’s Youth Entrepreneurship Academy. The academy is a four-month long program for kids Kira’s age and older.

“With young people, many of them are not burdened down with things that we as adults have bills, children,” says Jeffrey L. boney, Texas Business Alliance. “As a result we’re able to take those business ideas and cultivate them.”

“Since I went through the program, I’ve been able to make business cards, connections, through the program like capital one,” says Kira.

Of course Kira has had other help along the way, including a very sweet role model: her mother, who owns the Catfish Willy’s restaurant.

Youth Entrepreneurship Academy:
http://www.texasbusinessalliance.org/youth_entrepreneurship.html

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