Fraser Doherty is another lucky individual able to make a profit by selling his family’s special recipes. Doherty’s grandmother was always known for making delicious jams of multiple flavors. Fraser had always loved her jams and thought that others might love them too. After learning the secret family jam recipes from his grandmother, Doherty dropped out of school at the age of 14 and began to sell the jams full-time. More people began to order the jams than Fraser could make by himself. He then rented a 200-person factory a few days each month and began to produce his product on a larger scale. Back in 2007, Doherty was approached by a high-end supermarket that wanted to sell his products and Doherty now holds shelf space in around 184 stores across the UK. By 2007, the company made over $750,000 in sales, and the business continues to grow and spread across the UK today.
School is incredibly important when it comes to business and being able to work to have a good life, but some people are just meant to take another path. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, but Fraser Doherty made it work for him. All it takes is a little bit of entrepreneurial creativity and courage.