- When Daniel Herbst started bottling his own homemade chilli sauce to sell for pocket money, he didn’t expect it to be such a hit
- The 18-year-old proves it’s all about the idea and not the age
- Daniel’s home-grown business is now creating job opportunities for others
Every teenager believes they need cash and so we often see teens out and about looking for part-time jobs. Eighteen-year-old Daniel Herbst is no different, but when he looked for income opportunities he took a different path.
After chatting with his dad, Daniel decided to grow chillies in order to make his own home-made chilli sauce. His inspiration for this came from a bottle of chilli sauce he was given by a barman at a local restaurant many years before.
With the support of his dad, the sky was really the limit for young Daniel and he set off on his entrepreneurial journey.
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With his sauce bottled he began to sell. Within the first two months, he had sold over 1400 units of his sauce, name CHILL-BRU. This was a sure sign he was on the path to success.
Daniel’s small idea for some pocket money has seen the young tycoon securing a deal with Liquor City Head Office to supply all their stores with his sauce. He is now an eighteen-year-old with a client base of 34 happy customers.
Briefly.co.za is amazed that there is more to this story. Daniel has had to start employing workers to assist in his business. Daniel’s dad is extremely proud of him and speaks openly of his support of the young man’s business acumen. Not bad for a teenager looking for some pocket change!
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