Biz Boot Up Episode 6: Broadening Communication Skills with Steele Family Farms and Pooper Picker Upper

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Welcome to the Business Boot-Up Edition of The Dreamers and Doers Podcast! We believe you are never too young to start a business. We’re bringing you live interviews from the Norman Farmer’s Market in Norman, OK. Each episode will feature one of our student-run businesses where they will be sharing what they’ve learned by starting a business to encourage you to start yours too!

Steele Family Farms with Becca Madden

Becca Madden has worked at Steele Family Farms since 2016. She attends Washington public schools and will begin her senior year next fall. She is a cheerleader and an active participant in the student council. Her favorite Steele Family Farm product is the lemongrass moisturizer.

While Becca has always been an extrovert, she has had to learn how to be more vocal and confident in the business world. Becca says you shouldn’t be afraid to speak up, especially for interviews! Work on improving your social skills and verbal communication.

Pooper Picker Upper with Nya Hirsch

Nya Hirsch is a passionate second grader with a love for animals. She runs her business, Pooper Picker Upper, to provide yard clean up services to Norman residents and surrounding areas. Her company also offers a line of dog treats and dog sitting services. In her spare time, she loves reading comic books and playing with her rescue dog, Lincoln, and hamster, Rex. As she grows her business, she hopes to add new puppies to her family in the near future.

Nya loves to make people happy by helping clean up, and make dogs happy with dog treats! Nya has learned a lot about starting and running a business while going through the Business Boot Up Program.

Nya also advises everyone to get out from behind their booth. Your booth is your comfort zone, but get out front and talk to people!

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