Jai and Noah Jankel join Neva Lee Recla to talk about being a kid entrepreneur. They are aspiring young biz kids with big ideas! Their dad, Nick Jankel was on Neva’s mom’s show, Disrupt Reality. Noah is six years old and loves being a spy, adores his parents and enjoys his life. Jai is ten years old, wants to be a scientific engineer and he said he wants to make prosthetics. They are truly amazing! Listen in as the awesome bunch shares their insights on what it’s like being a kid entrepreneur.
Hi everyone. This is your Super Power Kid, Neva Lee Recla. I’m so excited for today’s interview. We are talking about what it’s like being a kid entrepreneur.
Being a kid entrepreneur really changed my life. The idea of starting a business at two years old is kind of absurd, but I did it anyways, and I know I’ve had an impact in other people’s lives.
Our guests today are two aspiring young entrepreneurs. Their names are Jai and Noah Jankel. Noah loves hanging out and being a spy. He loves his parents and life in general. Jai, he loves coding, and they’re just amazing. So I’m so excited for this interview. Without further ado, will you help me welcome our guests, Jai and Noah Jankel?
So what are your guys’ super powers? Kind of like what do you do in the world? How do you make an impact on people’s lives?
Kind of like what are your talents maybe? Some people say that they like good athletes or they’re super kind to people. Things like that.
I’m good at magic.
That’s cool. What about you, Noah?
Something you got?
I don’t know.
You don’t know?
That’s okay. If you get an answer, you can tell me later. So what are your guys’ big ideas, like kind of not what do you want to be when you grow up, but how do you want to make an impact on people’s lives now? Like maybe if you want to start a business or something like that.
You want to go first?
Okay. I want to be a Scientific Engineer, and I want to make things that will help people.
That’s really cool. What type of things?
Like special prosthetic legs and arms. Something like that.
I want to be a police when I grow up.
That’s cool. What do you guys think about your dad doing business?
Well, we think he’s really good at doing business with other people.
That’s cool. Do you help him in his business?
I heard that Noah, you like being a spy.
So what do you do as a spy?
I guess play spies.
That’s cool. Jai, you like coding?
Yeah. I like scratch and making games.
That’s cool. Do you both go to school?
Do you like it?
That’s good. Do you guys want to start a business or have you thought of making a business?
Yeah, I have. I have thought of making a business or sell and get money to make like inventions.
That’s cool. What is it like having your dad do business, and do you enjoy watching him do it?
Well, we enjoy how he’s like … He enjoys it.
We like how he enjoys his work.
How about, what advice would you give kids who are watching this if they want to start business or maybe they don’t know how to? What would you say to them?
I don’t know.
I would say start small and then get bigger. Start with loads of people helping and then eventually say that you don’t need help anymore and get to do it on your own.
The best thing I’ve noticed in business is like you said, asking for help, and until you get to a point where you can fly on your own.
My advice would be like ask your friends and family for help. Maybe if you’re not sure what type of business you’re going to start, make a list of things that you like doing. Then come up from there how you can make a business out of that.
What do you guys like doing in your free time?
I like reading.
I like kind of playing.
I also like coloring and …
That’s cool. Do you guys like playing outside?
We play football outside and..
That’s cool. What type of things do you guys learn at school?
Well, like I do sometimes reading. Yeah.
I do English, Math. I learn about history, geography, and other science. That’s it.
Nice. Do you guys ever … Have you ever thought of making a business together or each runs your own business?
Nice. What is your guys’ favorite subject in school?
Tied English and Math.
I think writing.
Nice. What type of things do you write, Noah?
Like … I don’t really know how to say it.
That’s fine. I think we’re going to actually take a quick break, but do you guys have a place where people can go to find out more about you?
Does your dad have a website that maybe they could go check out?
Yeah, he does.
Can you tell us what that website is?
I’m not sure what it’s called, but…
Okay. Awesome. Well, we’ve been talking about..
Actually, I think it’s something to do … I think it’s switchonnow.com.
Nice. Well, we’ve been talking about what it’s like being a kid entrepreneur. We’ve been talking with Jai and Noah Jankel. We’ll be right back after the break.