Teenage entrepreneur Jaequan Faulkner started his very own hot dog stand, serving those in his hometown, Minneapolis. The young man started his small operation two years ago to help raise money for clothes, until he was reported for not having a health permit.
Jaequan’s hot dog business, Mr Faulkner’s Old Fashioned Hot Dogs was forced to shut down by the local health department putting, what seemed to be, an end to Jaequan’s hustle.
After the Minneapolis Department of Health found out that they were investigating a 13 year old entrepreneur, they decided to support him with his business with a short term permit as well as some training.
The news has attracted sponsorship for Jaequan which has allowed him to maintain his business beyond the initial short term agreement with the health department.