Meet Haley

January 09, 2024

Meet Haley of Hay-Hay’s Pet Bandanas!  She is a student at Marshall Hill School in West Milford, NJ, and we are excited to showcase her business in the TREP$ Student Spotlight.  Read more to learn how Haley’s participation in TREP$ taught her valuable life skills:

My name is Haley and for my TREP$ business, I sold pet bandanas.  In order to start my business, I needed to learn how to sew.  The most challenging part about making my product was sewing straight seams.

My favorite part of the TREP$ experience was the actual selling day.  I made a huge profit.  I plan on spending some of my earnings on gifts for my brothers and sisters, and then saving the rest. I enjoyed watching my friends sell things as well.

There were many things I learned from starting my own business.  First, I learned that it takes a lot of time and energy.  Because of this, I also learned how to follow through and to remain patient in order to finish what I started.

For students just starting out in TREP$, my advice is to pick something that you like and that means something to you.  Also, be patient and ask for help when you need it.  My family, including my 93-year-old great-grandma, my grandma, my grandpa, and my mom, all helped and supported me when I needed it.


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