The Chicago Journal

Beta Bowl Helps Teen Turn Slime Into Dollars

Choosing a career path is difficult for some high school students. But for students who have decided to forge their paths in business, Beta Bowl is something they can rely on. Beta Bowl’s students’ success stories are well-known, with hundreds of students who have completed the program (more than 350 just this past summer). 

The credibility of Beta Bowl’s success is perfectly illustrated by Clare M.K.’s success story. The 10th grader joined Beta Bowl in the spring of her sophomore year in 2020. Clare embraced the challenges of Beta Bowl during her disrupted school year. For years, Clare has had a penchant for slime. She made herself a resounding figure in the slime community, even before she enrolled for the program.

After completing the program, Clare applied all her newfound learning to her business. Though she had no real business experience and little capital, Clare turned her passion for slime into something profitable: a five-revenue-stream and 80% profit margin business. Instead of just selling her craft on Etsy, she furthered her reach by teaching kids how to make slime. She has implemented her Beta Bowl business plan and financial model to service multiple target markets at varying price points by offering a host of products, services, and combinations on both a one-time and recurring basis. Clare’s success proves that entrepreneurship can be applied to any passion, regardless of age and experience. Beta Bowl can help creative people maximize their skills and even earn significant revenue and profit doing so.

A virtual entrepreneurial extracurricular program, Beta Bowl has helped hundreds of students hone their skills and develop impressive business acumen. This outstanding entrepreneurial program covers everything from the introduction of business building and ideation to financial modeling and investor pitch decks.

The virtual program has maximized the use of the internet and technology. Instead of the traditional mode of teaching, the program boasts an interactive system as it has video lessons, live startup mentor calls, and associated business building tasks and resources. It also includes 24-hour email and text access for individual support from the Beta Bowl team for the duration of students’ programs.

The entrepreneurial enrichment program’s bite-sized modules effectively ensure the students’ learning. Their methods also promote critical thinking and analysis skills that will prove helpful for their careers in the academic and professional world.

Impressively, even students who do not have prior experience with entrepreneurship are welcome in the program. Since its students are everywhere, across the States and internationally, Beta Bowl is equipped with flexible schedules all year-round.

As students complete the program, they do not leave empty-handed. The students will finish the program with a robust portfolio of business assets that includes a unique marketing strategy, financial model, ready-to-beta-launch business, etc. They will also receive a Successful Completion Certificate. Graduates of both 6-week and 12-week programs will also receive a custom letter of recommendation and free access to a  4-week college prep course, hosted by a top college admissions consulting company.

Following its success, Beta Bowl has earned the recommendations of countless top college prep companies and admissions consultants and has even received referrals from guidance counselors all over the country.

Beta Bowl has paved the way for admissions to prestigious universities like Caltech and Babson and summer programs like Stanford’s Summer Session and Drexel’s LeBow Camp Business, as well as significant scholarships into honors and business-related university programs. Moreover, many of its graduates have been accepted in their dream schools. It has also helped waitlisted applicants gain admission, submitting their Beta Bowl experience, portfolio, or recommendation as their supplemental waitlist application material. 

In addition to Beta Bowl’s entrepreneurial advancement, the company stays connected with former students beyond the program and goes on to help them in their entrepreneurial, academic, and professional futures. Beta Bowl has done this via partnerships with top college admissions consulting companies who help Beta Bowl students apply their entrepreneurial experience to their application, as well as through connections with and referrals to both university business programs and professional internships for former students.

Visit their website to learn more.

Emiliette Morales: Discovering International Culture Through Food Recipes

Traveling has the power to broaden someone’s perspective. For the passionate traveler Emiliette Morales, flying across the world and ticking one country after another off her list has definitely broadened her horizons. The 27-year-old has seen many landmarks, met various people, and experienced diverse cultures. Today, she shares them with the world.

Emiliette Morales is also known as Memeliette on various platforms. She has been to 45 countries and doesn’t plan on stopping there. To share her experiences with others, the avid traveler wrote a book about her interactions with different people and learned to appreciate and prepare international food. The book entitled à la carte captures food, travel, and culture within its pages. It contains recipes from countries in Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Africa.

Food is a genuine reflection of culture. Emiliette Morales wants to feature those she has come across by telling the world about their cuisine. Not only does she tackle recipes for her readers to learn but she also talks about the people’s way of life where a particular recipe or food practice originated. She also includes photos of the places she visited to accompany the recipes.

While most cookbooks tackle a specific cuisine such as Italian or French, Emiliette Morales has made the bold choice to tackle various specialties across different cultures. The international cookbook truly celebrates the unity and bridges that food can provide for people. For centuries, food has been a way for different nationalities to connect, and the author has indeed captured that. 

To further explain the process and compliment her book, Emiliette also has a YouTube channel called Memeliette Abroad. In the video platform, she provides a visual explanation of preparing the food in her book. She also uploads clips and short films of her trips abroad, where she shows beautiful places around the world, shares traveling tips, as well as inspires others to get out and explore. 

The book à la carte is part of Emiliette Morales’ company called EMAK productions. The brand celebrates everything international from travel and food to people. Emiliette was motivated to build her company because she wanted to share how she feels every time she goes abroad. The author provides them with nuggets of information on different countries that they would not otherwise know from other sources. “I want it to make it easier for others to learn,” said Emiliette. 

Currently, Emiliette Morales is working on opening a delivery-only fine pasta service in Plano, Texas. It will be called Emilia’s Cucina and will serve authentic pasta dishes to her community. Besides that, Emiliette is also looking forward to writing a second part for à la carte and another book centered on international desserts. She is also working on another masterpiece called Christmas Around the World: A Recipe Book.

Beyond the recipes, Emiliette Morales has genuinely taken her readers and viewers on an adventure. Not only has she inspired hundreds to explore diverse cuisines, but she also encourages them to respect and value every culture outside of their horizons. 

To learn more about Emiliette Morales and see photos of her adventures abroad, visit her Instagram and YouTube channel.

Triumph Tissue Reimagines How People Access Toiletries and Beyond

At the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, a panic ensued over essential products. One of the products that people started to hoard was tissue paper. Seeing an opportunity in the chaos, Zabain and Keisha Gibson came up with the idea for a revolutionary company. They call it Triumph Tissue.

The Gibsons’ innovative approach to a rather mundane product is one that they hope will disrupt the industry. Triumph Tissue merges everyday toiletries, starting with tissue paper, with a subscription-based model that puts a premium on the end consumer. The idea presents a seamless and straightforward solution to the way people think about toilet paper overall, assuring users that future shortages will no longer be a cause for panic.

When people started hoarding tissue products from supermarkets when the coronavirus crisis descended on the nation, most people were stuck with poor quality single-ply tissue or nothing when demands shot up. It was then that Zabain and Keisha realized a painful reality: large corporations do not always prioritize the health and happiness of the general population. This conclusion led them to conceptualize the birth of Triumph Tissue. “Disappointed by their unwillingness to pivot to effectively serve their customers during a time of extreme need, we were inspired to create a reliable, forward-thinking option people could trust to deliver excellence through thick and thin,” shares the couple on how the inspiration for Triumph Tissue came about.

At the core of its business model, Triumph Tissue offers people two benefits: convenience and luxury. Through their offering, the company aims to give people the ease and comfort that everyone deserves when it comes to access to essentials like toiletry products. The idea begins with a subscription-based model for tissue, but the vision doesn’t stop there. Moving forward, Triumph hopes to expand to more toiletry products that people clamored for when shortages came knocking on America’s doors.

The subscription also offers a level of luxury that brings nothing less than excellence to the bathroom experience for busy and hardworking professionals. With a generous three-ply roll of some of the sturdiest paper material, Triumph Tissue promises nothing but the best toilet paper products for people who value a premium experience.

Apart from seeking to expand their client base and product portfolio, the founders of Triumph Tissue hopes to spread the message that no one should get left behind, even in the middle of a worldwide crisis. Their message is one of inclusion and compassion. Through their non-profit efforts, the company looks to provide all Americans with access to clean and safe toiletry products. Triumph Tissue has committed a portion of its proceeds to a program that will help the unfortunate and provide toiletry products to members of the community who cannot access them.

Zabain and Keisha Gibson also hope that the birth of their entrepreneurial venture will inspire aspiring and existing business owners to pursue excellence in the services they provide. As a black couple, they also hope that their success will be a beacon to minorities who aspire to become entrepreneurs themselves.

To learn more about Triumph Tissue, visit their company website and LinkedIn page.