Young entrepreneur: An Ocheyedan, Iowa 9-year-old is creating hand-designed earrings out of in-home business
OCHEYEDAN, Iowa — Emma Boeke has always been a huge fan of earrings.
Since getting her ears pierced, though, it’s been proven difficult for the now 9-year-old girl to find a pair that don’t irritate her sensitive ears and are age-appropriate. But instead of letting frustration lead to defeat, the Ocheyedan youth saw an opportunity and seized it. “We sell earrings — lots of dangle ones and studs,” said Emma of her hobby business, emma b, which she began a year and a half ago in her home.