15-year-old girl hits big with chicken sauce that fetches over GHC 40k a month

15-year-old girl hits big with chicken sauce that fetches over GHC 40k a month

A 15-year-old young woman who is home-schooled has gotten into the headlines after becoming a budding entrepreneur with her new spicy sauce.

Tyla-Simone Crayton, 15, is a home-schooled young woman in the United States but unlike other teenagers, Crayton is the CEO of Sienna Wings, a spicy sauce business she started.

In a report sighted by YEN.com.gh, the young woman claimed she has had the recipe, created by herself, since she was 8.

Crayton told SWSN: "My sauce has the potential to be even greater than ketchup. Not only does it taste great, but it's healthy because it is gluten-free and high-fructose corn syrup free."

Crayton sells three sauces with unique tastes that come in lemon pepper, spicy and tangy flavors.

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Home school business success

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The teenager now has 22 distributors across the United States and her sauce has hit supermarkets. She hopes to one day have her sauce sold in packets at fast-food chains.

Crayton said: "I got the idea originally because my favourite wing place closed down in New York City. I loved the hot sauce they offered there so I went home and tried to recreate the flavor."

Her mum, Monique Crayton, was initially sceptical about the idea but once she served the sauce to friends at a party and it was a hit, she knew her daughter was on to something.

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Earlier in 2019, the young woman's mother left her job to help her daughter run the company full-time. They are now reportedly raking in up to $8,000 or about GHC40,000 every month

The young entrepreneur ended conclusively: "It's exciting and scary at times and it is stressful to balance my business and going to school. I love doing it and I wouldn't trade it for the world. People should know that it is never too early to start."

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