Andrew Lewis IV was a typical 11-year-old growing up in Tampa with a strong sense of wanting to know.
When his cousin, Kiendra Nelson, took him to the shoe stores he was as inquisitive as ever. So much so that he developed a passion for shoes – not just to wear them but to sell them.
He just needed start-up cash. While attending Burnett Middle School, Lewis saved some of his birthday money. He eventually used the savings to buy gum and chips, which he sold to his classmates.
His sales generated sufficient to purchase his first shoes to resell. He immediately realized it was a good way to double his money....
Thanks! I'm super excited! I love supporting black owned businesses. Anyways, keep doing your thing!
Hustle is real! I want to see you win. You've always been supportive and I appreciate it. I'll never forget you paid me when I helped you out with your business.
Maurice Brown Jr.
This young man is already a trail blazer and hopefully many more, young and old, will follow.