Pascal is an unstoppable force! She is about to start her own skate company–a Kid Business– to inspire little girls like her to quit posing and start riding! In Pascal’s words: “Skateboarding is for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re a girl–but the companies still just want us to pose with the boards to sell them, not by riding them. We need companies that show girls in the sport–and we don’t want to belong to the boys club. We have our own style!”
Originally I was skeptical of this sudden desire to jump in and launch this, but I had to stop myself because she has never given me a reason to doubt her.
She makes more money playing accordion in Downtown Portland than a high end lawyer does sweating in a courtroom, she takes bigger risks than a seasoned broker on Wall Street–she can practically move mountains just by looking at them (Well, once she gets her butt out of bed).
In fact, this nine-year-old has taught me to stand back and watch from day one and it looks like she’s just getting started. I have nothing but confidence in this kid to run this kid business. She is clearly ready for her first start-up venture. She has drive, she has talent, she has an opinion and she isn’t afraid of failing. ALL of these things are magnificent ingredients for a successful business.
Now if she only had the parents to So-Called guide her–because we possess zero talent in the retail world. This will be a learning curve for all of us, that’s for sure.
Rolling up My Sleeves,