Starting a new business during a global pandemic can be a daunting task, but don’t tell that to Monica Allgood.
Allgood, a nine-year-old from Elyria, Ohio started her own business called Feast and Treat, which has been surging in popularity in recent months.
“I started off with a lemonade stand and it’s just been growing and growing. Candies, suckers, ice cream,” Allgood said.
Allgood said she enjoys taking care of her customers and continues to build inventory with her profits but has an ambitious expansion plan as the money continues to roll in.
“I feel like it’s going to turn into a building, and then it’s going to keep building up from there to mobile vehicles and all of that,” Allgood said.
This isn’t the lemonade stand from your childhood, either. Allgood’s stand accepts credit and debit cards, along with CashApp.
“I never thought it ever was going to blow up this big, ever,” Allgood’s mother, Sabrina Bibby said. “We started out with this little Dora table at the stop sign and it expanded from there.”
Opening up a new business in 2020 is an overwhelming task for most adults, but Allgood has found a way to thrive, while keeping her community happy, lessons that belie her age.