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A 12-year-old boy is learning about business, and life, slinging snow cones in Florida

Added 09-13-22 10:07:02am EST - “The Central Florida 7th grader, Dreyton McDonald, has been in the snow cone-selling business going on three years and hopes to expand his empire.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “A 12-year-old boy is learning about business, and life, slinging snow cones in Florida”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Dreyton McDonald sells snow cones from his mobile shop, Ice Ice Dreyton, in Ocala, Fla. Dominic McDonald hide caption

At age 9, he said his father, Dominic McDonald, approached him with a proposition: "My dad told me to choose between selling doughnuts or selling snow cones and I didn't want to sell doughnuts," he explained.

With that, the elder McDonald was off to buy his son a 14-by-8-foot trailer that's been converted into a mobile snow cone shop called Ice Ice Dreyton. On weekends, the trailer is set up at parks and special events across Ocala, Fla., where Dreyton and his dad live.

"I drive and I set up the generator but really, he's the one calling the shots. He does everything else," McDonald said.

That means Dreyton is responsible, not just for making the snow cones, but also choosing which flavors to offer — Dreamsicle and cotton candy are his favorites — luring in customers, and handling all of the money.

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