DETROIT – For Spencer Kelly, being an entrepreneur isn’t just a calling, it’s part of the elixir that changed his life.
In just two years, Kelly, 17, has gone from starting Expedition Soap Co. in his parents’ home to selling almost $100,000 worth of product.
It started as a way to pay back his dad for a replacement bicycle after his was stolen in June 2016. Kelly left it outside a restaurant “for just a moment” when he dashed inside, only to come out and find it gone. His dad bought him a new bike with the understanding Kelly would repay him $300.
“I was thinking about a business that I could start to make the money to repay my dad, and it dawned on me: Soap! I use soap, you use soap, the guy down the street uses soap, even the president uses soap. Who doesn’t use soap?” he said. more