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25 July, 2021

Shes young energetic and caring

THE last thing on the mind of most 13 year olds is starting a business, but Jacinta Larsson is not your average teen. She has been hard at work, not only developing a business but helping others in the community as well. It was her community spirit which brought Beachy Designs to life.

By Jacob Cumner

 THE last thing on the mind of most 13 year olds is starting a business, but Jacinta Larsson is not your average teen. She has been hard at work, not only developing a business but helping others in the community as well. It was her community spirit which brought Beachy Designs to life.

Through her business making and selling scrunchies, Jacinta has helped out charities such as Kids Helpline and Mackay Animal Rescue Society. Her desire to help others is truly inspiring. With this in mind, Mackay Local News journalist Jacob Cumner knocked on Jacinta’s door with a head full of questions.


 JC: How long have you wanted to start your own business? JL: A few years. JC: What inspired you to start your own business?

 JL: My Dad had his own business for my whole life until we moved to Mackay last year. My Mum also has her own business and is very creative and she gave me the idea to make and sell scrunchies

  JC: How long has your business been running for?

 JL: Around five months. I started in March 2021 just before the anti-bullying-day campaign. 

JC: How many charities have you given to?

 JL: Two so far. Kids Helpline and Mackay Animal Rescue Society (MARS)

 JC: What is your dream for your business? 

JL: To be able to inspire other teenage girls to start their own business and be their own boss. To continue being able to support the local community through donating some of the profits from the sales of my scrunchies.

JC : How does it make you feel when your scrunchies for a good cause?

 JL: It makes me feel excited when I get to support charities that I care about because I know that I am helping others in need. 

 JC: Have you had any other ideas for business?

  JL: Yes, a few. I’m currently working on a Fundraiser box of scrunchies for people to use to raise money for charities of their choice.

  JC: What would you say to other children who want to help the community like you do? 

JL: Go for it, what’s the worst that could happen? You could end up helping someone in need. 

JC:What has been the most memorable part of this business? 

JL: Supporting MARS (Mackay Animal Rescue Service) by making animal-themed scrunchies, because I knew that I was supporting a good cause. Plus I love animals and I was able to support them by buying some food and essential items.

 JC: How can people get a hold of your products? 

JL: Through markets like the North Queensland Babies and Kids Market, the Handmade Market and the Twilight Market at the showgrounds. And Facebook @ Beachy Designs  

  


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