This Teen Created Her Own Secret Sauce and Now Runs Her Own Business
Tyla-Simone Crayton, 15, is CEO of Sienna Wings.
A 15-year-old entrepreneur is keeping business hot with her special sauce.
Tyla-Simone Crayton, 15, is CEO of Sienna Wings. “My sauce has the potential to be even greater than ketchup,” Tyla-Simone told SWNS. “Not only does it taste great, but it’s healthy because it is gluten-free and high-fructose corn syrup free.”
She added: “I got the idea originally because my favorite wing place closed down in New York City. I loved the hot sauce they offered there so I went home and tried to recreate the flavor.”
The teen, who grew up in New York and now lives in Texas, has 22 distributors, and now her sauce is hitting supermarkets. She hopes to one day have her sauce sold in packets at fast-food chains.
"It’s all about prioritizing and time management," Tyla-Simone told InsideEdition.com. "I honestly have to sacrifice some things that I would like to do to better myself and further my company. But at the end of the day, I don’t regret any of it because this is what I love to do and I honestly wouldn’t rather be doing anything else."
Her mom, Monique Crayton, was initially skeptical about the idea but once she served the sauce to friends at a party and it was a hit, she knew her daughter was on to something.
Earlier this year, Monique left her job to help her daughter run the company full-time. They are now reportedly raking in up to $8,000 month.
"She's so mature and she's so intelligent running this company and then I've got to remember, she's 15," Monique told InsideEdition.com. "It's a balance. It's not easy."
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