Dylan Harrison, Cruz Linton, Asa Wyckoff, and Ryder Woods wanted to make some extra money and brainstormed the best way to do it. The four 6th graders at Cottonwood Elementary created t-shirt company “Simple Deep” and have been selling the shirts to friends and family.
A lot of thought and research went into the name Simple Deep. They wanted something original; a name that no one else had. They learned that a lot of the names they thought of were already patented and they were forced to do some research.
A mom of one of the boys told them the quote, “Don’t focus on the complicated shallow. Go for the simple deep”. The boys decided that they wanted to make that their motto.
They started advertising their new company by telling friends and classmates. So far they have sold 19 out of 20 shirts.
Now that they have some profit money, they are hoping to purchase more shirts to keep their company growing.
They all work together to keep the company growing but, they do have positions as owners, managers and advertisers.
Next, they plan to make a spreadsheet of what they sold and keep track of sizes and the sale price of the shirt. This allows them to know what price people will pay for the shirts, as well as what size is most popular.
The boys got together and designed the t-shirts on a computer, but they are hoping to make enough money and to buy a t-shirts press.
“It’s cool to see people wearing shirts and knowing, at the end the day, you created that.”
As the business grows, they plan to design hats, socks and maybe even custom shoes. They are looking to buy in bulk now knowing that they will be able to sell the stock.
“It is cool starting a business with your friends and all put their ideas together. We get together to draw designs.”
The four boys get together frequently to discuss new ideas for Simple Deep. In the future they hope to maybe create an online store.
They are excited to grow the company and see what happens in the future.