Young entrepreneur, 7, starts trash collection business
"He is very particular and type A."
By Leo Black via SWNS
A budding entrepreneur - who is "obsessed with being an adult" - has set up his own business returning trash cans to his neighbors … so he could buy himself a dirt bike.
Liam Roller, 7, has been laboring since December last year to set up "Liam's Dumpsta Service" returning his neighbors' dustbins after they have been emptied.
He soon had 11 customers in his neighborhood, each paying him $1-2 per bin, and now earns around $15 a week.
Liam's business has been so successful he was able to pay a hefty deposit - and ride away - on his $280 dirt bike within six weeks - and he's now saving for pocket money.
His mom Angela Roller, 33, said: "He is very particular and type A. He likes routine, predictability and responsibility.
"He is obsessed with being an adult and he sees us running our own business. So he is proud to own his own business like mom and dad."
Angela, who owns a fitness business, said Liam decided he wanted to earn some money by pulling back trash cans after Christmas.
Liam came up with the idea after he saw a family friend doing the same.
She helped him make a flyer and posted it to the local Facebook page.
Liam, from Bentonville, Ark., now spends 15 to 20 minutes on Fridays returning his neighbors' dumpsters.
Angela added: "Liam likes to spend Friday nights at his grandparents so he had to learn the lesson of work comes first and he can't go over there until his job is done.
"It took some adjusting but he has handled it well and loves doing his job!
"He knows now that if he spends the night, his job has to get done first and he loves the responsibility of it.
"We are teaching him about saving and tithing, but he can buy what he wants with the rest!
"He is much more frugal with his own money than he is with mom and Dad's.
"He is so much more hesitant to spend money than he has ever been - when it's his money, he doesn't like that and hasn't bought much with it!"
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