• Thu. Apr 25th, 2024

Sweet Success: How 11-Year-Old Entrepreneur Truman McNitt Turned a Childhood Hobby into a Statewide Sensation

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 3, 2024
Sheboygan’s Young Entrepreneur’s Candy Business Gaining Recognition

11-year-old Truman McNitt is a budding entrepreneur with a sweet tooth and a passion for running his own business. His journey began when his mother bought a cotton candy maker as a fun hobby, which sparked his idea to start selling the popular treat. Today, McNitt’s Sugar Twist Trinkets has become a statewide sensation, with the young entrepreneur named as one of the youngest finalists in the Junior Achievement Young Entrepreneur Competition.

Despite being just 11 years old, McNitt takes his business seriously and acknowledges the responsibility that comes with being an entrepreneur. His mother, Caitlin Brotz-McNitt, plays an important role in her son’s success by providing guidance, encouragement and even retail space in her store, Olivü in downtown Sheboygan. In addition to cotton candy, McNitt sells toy slime and freeze-dried candy – which he finds to have a light and crispy texture thanks to the freeze-drying process.

An expert in all things candy, McNitt enjoys sampling new products and experimenting with different flavors. He finds joy in creating cotton candy and freeze-dried candy – making sure to have fun while running his business. Besides selling his products at his mom’s store, he also has an online presence where customers can purchase his sweet treats from around the state.

By Samantha Nguyen

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