12 year old Entrepreneur as seen on Channel 7 Sunrise

Tadyn 13yo Entrepreneur

I am Tadyn Flood. I am 13 years old. I live in Melbourne, Australia.

I hand make and sell candles to give food and money to disadvantaged Aussies. I am also saving to buy tech gadgets. 

In 2015 when I was 8 years old I wanted an Apple watch. Mum and dad said they wouldn’t buy the watch for me, but I could do chores until I had enough to buy it myself.

I like learning new things so I asked if I could borrow money to buy a candle making kit and sell the candles. I found a kit on the internet and when it arrived, I searched YouTube for instructions and made all six candles straight away. I sold them to my family for $5 each and bought more supplies.

I found some markets on the internet and convinced mum to take me. At the markets, customers are very friendly. Sometimes they ask if I am helping mum, but mum is helping me!

After each market, I count the money, buy more supplies and put the rest in my ANZ Apple Pay bank account. I am making too much money to do school banking.

In January 2016, I bought my Apple watch. It is really cool! I am saving for a shop or a safe factory for homeless people to make my candles. 

My candles come in six flavours. Every candle has a surprise sparkling ring hidden inside. The warm soy wax is a great skin moisturiser. Limited edition scents are Hot Cross Bun, Mother’s Day Rose and Unicorn.

Look after our world by returning your empty glass and buy a new candle for a cheaper price.

I practice spelling when I write the labels and maths when I do my banking. My Square contactless tap-n-go payment reader accepts card payments.

I drew my logo which says my initials and I made this website.

I am in Year 8 at De La Salle College. I have two younger brothers. My brothers want to join my business but I’ve told them I will help them “start their own business”.

Say gday on the socials:

Facebook: candlebytf

Instagram: @candlebytf

Website:    candlebytf.com

Email:        info@candlebytf.com