Shae Bynes is a passionate storyteller, three-time best selling author and a teacher on God-centered business and marriage. She’s the author of 8 books, and the host of the “Kingdom Driven Entrepreneur” podcast.
Based in Florida, she’s married to her high school sweetheart and together they have two beautiful daughters.
Shae is very passionate about youth financial literacy and entrepreneurship. Both of her daughters (now ages 14 and 7) are entrepreneurs that started their businesses at very young ages.
Her oldest daughter started her own business at the age of 10 so she could buy the things she wanted. Originally, she would do bonus chores around the house for a commission. Eventually, she moved online and would get items from people to sell on Ebay and Craigslist. She started by warm-calling friends and family, and eventually cold-called and visited neighbours she didn’t know to see if they had items they wanted to sell.
“I really let her pace things; that was her business”
Shae had her daughter blog about her experiences, which she felt would be good advertising her the young girl’s business.
Shae’s youngest daughter started a business at age 5, selling lipstick and makeup. Extremely extroverted, her daughter got over $200 worth of orders in her first week.
“I think it’s really exciting to know that they have options. I didn’t really know that growing up.”
Shae’s parents weren’t entrepreneurs, and for a good part of her life, neither was she.
She likes to introduce her children to people that are strong in their area of passion.
“I want them to be the best at the thing they desire”
Her advice to others looking to introduce their children to entrepreneurship is to first show them other kids that are doing it. This can be done through a simple YouTube search. As well, with her kids, she took out a piece of paper and had them write down everything they loved doing, what they thought there were good at, as well as putting checkmarks by the things they thought they could make money from.
Superhero: Jem and the Holograms
Video Game: Burger Time, Donkey Kong & Frogger
Cartoon: Alvin & The Chipmunks, The Flintstones and The Jetsons
Motivation as a Child: having fun and being around people
Embarrassing Moment: she was scared of rain growing up
Parents Style: fair and firm
Big Struggle: people having an issue with the way she talked, and wanting to fight her over it
#1 Job as Mom: helping her children in their spiritual development and knowing who they are
TIME CAPSULE: “I am extraordinarily proud of them. I’m excited for where they are right now. I know that they’re in the place that God has them. I’m excited that where my ceiling is, that’s where their floor is. They’ll go so much further. I learnt so much from them, just as much as they learnt from me. I would also tell them to pay close attention to their children, because they’re going to learn a whole lot from their kids as well.”