While I know a lot of grown ups looking to re-invent themselves, I was struck by 13 year old Maddie Bradshaw, the founder of Snap Caps. Now a million dollar plus business, these cheerfully decorated bottle caps are sold in 400 stores…with 40,000 necklaces sold each week…pretty impressive at any age.
So we asked Maddie a few questions…..
What gave you the idea to make Snap Caps?
I wanted magnets for my locker. I used my Uncle Sam’s bottle caps from his coke machine to create my designs. After I gave them out to friends, I decided to figure out a way to wear them.
Have you always wanted to be in the toy business?
I have wanted to own a business since the 2nd grade. Some of my first sales were in local toy stores. I love Learning Express.
Who inspires you the most?
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Immigration lawyer or a patent attorney.