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Entrepreneurial mindset! Boy sells 'imaginary friends' at his school and earns 500 pesos in one day

Seven-year-old Jorge is a fan of the Shark Tank México program, which he can now only watch under supervision.

This article was translated from our Spanish edition. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

Imagination can take us to many places, from traveling to creating a business, the possibilities are endless! This is the case of a boy from Monterrey who literally used his creativity to earn money. A simple but profitable idea: sell 'imaginary friends' to your classmates and then expand and offer them to the rest of the school.

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According to a note from the Eje Central newspaper,   Seven-year-old Jorge, originally from Monterrey, Nuevo León, started his successful business by showing off to the other children that he had several imaginary friends. He even had conversations with them and introduced them to the rest of the group.


But it is at recess time that this story became captivating. The curiosity of the other children made them buy each "imaginary friend" for 20 pesos. However, the most interesting thing is that “the children began to interact with the imaginary friends they bought” , according to testimonies from some teachers.

At the end of the day, Jorge's imagination made him earn 500 Mexican pesos.

Fan of the Shark Tank Mexico program

When the teachers and directors of the private school discovered the business, they called Jorge's parents to report what had happened. The boy's father admitted in an interview with a local media that the little boy is a fan of the Shark Tank Mexico business program, so his entrepreneurial soul is very well developed.

The penalty? See the show for less hours and only under supervision.

Sharks would be very proud of this little guy, but maybe now he can try another turn in the business.