Young Entrepreneur To Be On ‘Harry” Show

By Cathy Jett
The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, Va.

WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) 10 year old Jelani Jones, who launched “Lani Boo Bath” when she was only eight shared her story of success on national TV. Jones along with, 13-year-old founder of “Me & the Bees” Mikaila Ulmer were both featured on the Harry Connick Show for being top young entrepreneurs.

The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, Va.

Many entrepreneurs wait years to get national exposure for their products.

But for one 10-year-old Spotsylvania County business owner, it’s apparently just taken a couple months.

Jelani Jones, who sells the fizzy bath bombs and fragrant bath soaps she whips up in her family’s kitchen, will be featured Monday in the Biz-Ventors segment of Harry Connick Jr.’s daytime talk show.

She and her mom, Crystal Jones, aren’t sure, but they think her appearance is due to an email Crystal Jones sent to the “Harry” show several months ago. Its website has a section called “Be on the Show” with links to a short form that people can fill out if they want to appear.

“Lani and I just talk about how we can spread the word about what she’s doing and this was just a way to do it. Lani is not afraid to put herself out there,” said Crystal Jones. “One day they just called and told us they found us, so I’m not sure if they got my email or not. They said they had a segment they wanted Jelani to be a part of.”

One of the show’s producers then interviewed the Faith Baptist School fifth-grader on FaceTime.

“It was a short interview, like five minutes,” said Jelani, who launched Lani Boo Bath when she was only eight.

“She asked the usual questions. ‘How did you start your business? Why did you start? Why do you want to be on the ‘Harry’ show?’ It was a good series of questions.”

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