Meet Teen ‘Trep: Hannah Meuret
Company: Coneheads LLC
My name is Hannah Meuret, I’m 19 years old (20 in July) And I am the CEO of Coneheads Ice Cream. I run the business with my five younger siblings (Clayton 17, Victoria 15, Alex 13, Rachel 11, and Jack 5). We have been running the truck since the summer of 2013. We started our company in order to separate ourselves from our parents financially and try out our independence. With both of our parents being entrepreneurs, running your own business is the family business haha! We have been going out and knocking on expert’s doors, asking for their advice and perspective on our business and the results were amazing! We have learned so much from our new network and the tools and skills that we’ve picked up from them are invaluable.
What tip do you have for aspiring teen entrepreneurs?
The best tip that I could give teens would be to ask for EXACTLY what you want. I have gotten so far just by asking for what I want. The worst that anyone could say is no, and you’re in the same position you were before. If they say yes, you get what you asked for. This was difficult for me to wrap my head around and practice at first, but once I did doors started opening that I didn’t think were possible. Just by asking I was able to get Coneheads on the news, the radio, and in the same room as some very powerful and intellectual people.
What is the best part of being a teen entrepreneur?
The best part of being an entrepreneur is the flexibility and independence. I can work anytime I want, for as long as I want. This is both a blessing and a curse. I have all the time in the world to work, so sometimes time management can be an issue. But it’s also really cool because I am my own boss, so I have complete control over how much money I have the potential of making. The fact that I can soon be financially independent from my parents is thrilling.