Four young entrepreneurs from Atlanta, 11-year old Joshua, 9-year old Isaiah, 7-year old Caleb, and 5-year old Micah Billingslea are serving up sweet success as the incredibly young founders of Yummy Brothers, a gourmet catering company with a particular focus on cookies.
Yummy Brothers offer more than 36 different types of cookies such as lemon white chocolate chip, snickerdoodle, turtle (pecan, chocolate chips, and caramel bits) in addition to classics such as chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin. In addition, the brothers have recently added beverages to the menu and even dog treats.
According to BlackBusiness.com, Yummy Brothers’ catering services are mainly sold online. The brothers also sell their desserts at various events. A majority of their profit is invested in another business they own called Kidpreneurexpo, whose purpose is to teach other aspiring young entrepreneurs how to start their own businesses.
The secret behind what makes these cookies so delicious is that the recipes were handed down to them by their great-grandmother. Baking these cookies started out as a hobby for the Billingslea brothers almost three years ago. But when they started sharing their cookies with others and realized just how much people loved them, they sought the opportunity to start a business.
As Joshua told 11 Alive, “Everybody would say that our cookies are really good. So, we were just thinking we could make a living off of this selling cookies. We went to our dad, we told him that we wanted to start our own business selling cookies and we came together as a family and brainstormed on what the name would be and what the logo would be.”
Even more impressive is how the brothers use teamwork to operate their business. For example, Caleb shapes the cookies and Micah makes sure the taste and quality is there. Although the brothers take their business seriously, their family makes sure that they are also focused on their studies and other important parts of childhood.