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Heartland student creates his own business

Heartland student creates his own business (Photo: Amber Draper/KTVO)

One Heartland student is making his mark in his hometown, and pursuing his dream of becoming an entrepreneur.

“When the idea came to me, I kind of just went to different sites and looked at how do you create a fashion brand. How do you do this?" said business owner Hunter Clinkenbeard.

At 17-years-old, Hunter isn't doing what most kids his age are doing.

Hunter is an entrepreneur and owns his own business, Fox Junkie Apparel.

“I do crew necks, T-shirts, sweatshirts, laptop cases, pretty much a whole variety of products," said Clinkenbeard.

Hunter is from Unionville, Missouri.

He says he wanted to create something to leave behind in his hometown.

“If I get bigger, I can have a warehouse here just to have my roots made here and establish[ing] myself here is one of my big goals.”

Hunter plans on working full time on his business after he graduates high school.

In ten years, he says he hopes to have established an international company.

“I would personally like to see myself with like a warehouse with more stuff. Possibly maybe a retail front, just more, just to get it out there. Worldwide if possible."

For other young entrepreneurs looking to start their own business, Hunter offered a small piece of advice.

“I would tell them that if you have an idea, go ahead try it out. You might fail several times, but failure is one of the keys to success. If you don’t fail then you won’t succeed."

Click here to be directed to the Fox Junkie Website.

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