Jalen Bailey may only be 8-years-old, but he’s baking up a storm in his kitchen. The Fresno kid already has amassed a substantial following on social media and orders for everything from muffins to cookies are rolling in.
“My mom is the one who inspired me to do the business,” he said.
“He’s getting a lot of requests,” Jalen’s mom Sharhonda said. “He did his first event.”
Jalen definitely gets his entrepreneurial spirit from his mother.
“I’ve had side businesses since I was 18 so I felt that it was something he needed to learn,” Sharhonda said. “If he wanted to be an entrepreneur when he grows up or it’s something he wanted to do on the side.
When asked why he started the business, his answer will bring tears to your eyes.
“I wanted to save up a lot of money to get a house, he said. “I just want one that me and my mom can be happy in.”
“It was a little overwhelming because it was something that I couldn’t do for him,” Sharhonda said.
Sharhonda has created a GoFundMe page for Jalen’s Bakery so he can start shipping his goods worldwide. Their goal is to raise $10,000. On the page, the mom wrote that Jalen hopes to continue to grow and develop the skills that it takes to be a young entrepreneur.