Two young brothers are working together to help those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eight-year-old Treandos Thornton is the CEO and founder of the T&N Bow Ties and Apparel based in Atlanta, Georgia, that he runs alongside his younger brother, Noah, and guided by his parents. Now, they are using their business to help those in their community struggling during the public health crisis.
Treandos who started his company at the age of five now rakes in $50,000 annually in sales and hopes to one day expand his business and open his own storefront. Giving back is a big part of the boys’ business after hosting numerous food and toy drives for families in need, even partnering with UPS to donate supplies to families.
— UPS (@UPS) December 11, 2020
Through his business, the Thronton brothers have managed to pick up a lot of skills any parent can appreciate for their children. While Treandos may run the business, his parents still oversee the operations and still run the house as well.
Outside of business skills, Treandos says he’s picked up a few other things as a young budding entrepreneur working during a pandemic. “Look up! Don’t look down all the time,” he said in an interview with CBS News. “If someone shakes your hand, shake firmly. Of course, before COVID times”