Click below to listen to KMZU’s Ashley Johnson speak with Simeon and Lilian Buie
Two Marshall siblings have become finalists in a contest backed by billionaire Warren Buffett, Simeon Buie age 12 and Lilian Buie age 6 have become national finalists in the “Secret Millionaires Club” 4th annual “grow your own business challenge”. The two launched a business project that could see national recognition, a grand prize of five thousand dollars and a visit with Warren Buffett. The contest called upon children across the country ages 7 to 14 to come up with a concept for a brand new business, or come up with a twist on an existing business idea that changes or improves it. Using experiences from life on a Missouri farm the two Marshall children have set up a website selling chickens and ready-made coops in the hopes of educating people about farm living, the kit sets up buyers to immediately begin producing eggs.
The Marshall siblings are now one of three team finalists in the 4th annual grow your own business challenge. Voting ends on may 11th, the grand prize winning team will win $5,000 and a trip for two to the Warren Buffett celebration event. You can find vote by clicking here and you can buy a kit here.