How One Teen Entrepreneur Built A $10,000 Online Stationery Business That Kept Growing During Lockdown

Sydney working on her designs

Sydney Day Weikart

In December 2018, Sydney Day Weikart, a high school sophomore from Alexandria, Virginia, took $200 and a passion for hand-lettering and started a greeting-card business. She used $100 to purchase supplies to make the cards and spent the other $100 on materials and costs for a table at a kids’ fair that featured kid businesses, crafts, and art. Then 13 years old, she launched Sydney Day Design, relying on YouTube videos to learn about shipping, taxes and product creation costs. She also took online classes through Skillshare to improve

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