It wasn't too long ago that I wrote about my daughter's experience in her own seed business (Introduce Your Kids to Entrepreneurship). I recently "met" a young entrepreneur who had an even better introduction to business and entrepreneurship. That was Kobie, a 13 year old with his own internet business. Like me, his father wanted to expose him to business, and give him a way to earn some money. They thought of a business making dog tags, and bought an old addressograph machine to make them. With the addressograph machine in the back of a truck, they went to swap meets and other local events.
Later they set up a web based business selling a number of different styles of dog tags, including brass ones, round ones, and modern types with the rubber edge protector. They also sell LED belt buckles, name patches, and P-38 and P-51 can openers. Kobie added a page to his site about P-38 can openers which he also sells, which is how we met when he emailed about my posts about this type of can opener in the Outdoor Technology Section of the Patent Pending blog (scroll down to see them).
Kobie's site is DogTagsRUs and that link will lead you to his home page, from which you can see his "About" page for more biographical information, and his catalog page with his product offerings. Way to go Kobie! (and Kobie's Dad).
I bought a set of dog tags for my son, and I can't wait to check them out.