Young Entrepreneur Series: Chloe Couchman

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Chloe Couchman sells homemade potholders and cookies at her booth at the June 3 Fort Scott Farmers Market.

Chloe Couchman, 9, from Bronson, started her business after her grandma, Diana Cooper,  visited her some months back, she said.

“She gave me a pot holder kit and taught me how to do it,” Chloe said.

Since then Chloe has been selling her product by word of mouth.

“She has been at Bronson Ruritan,” said her mother Melanie Couchman. “She and her brother goes with her dad (Tony Couchman) and I to the Ruritan Club. She passed out some free ones and let them know she was selling them.”

“She also let her Grandpa Couchman and her bus driver know,” Melanie said.

Chloe said she likes the creative side of “making her own patterns” of potholders.

In addition, her business booth contains chocolate no-bake cookies to sell, made by Chloe.

“They are my favorite kind,” she said.

Chloe said she had a good day at the Fort Scott Farmers Market on June 3, selling 10 potholders and 11 bags of cookies. Her Mom is pondering a booth herself to sell her baked goods that she creates, and if that happens, Chloe will be selling more of her creations there as well.

It is $5 to set up a booth at Fort Scott Farmers Market, which meets every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon and Tuesday from 4-6 p.m. at Skutbitz Plaza, in front of the Fort Scott National Historic Site.

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