PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - A 19-year-old graduate of The Piarist School in Martin is opening his own frozen yogurt business in downtown Prestonsburg on Monday.
John Gullett grew up loving things like sports and videogames. He says when he was 12, he became interested in business, and started buying and selling things on Ebay to make money with the help of his parents.
"During a lot of my time in the summer, I would read about business or read about economics and how things operate," said Gullett.
At the age of 16, he decided he wanted to own a business. He said on a vacation eating some frozen yogurt, he got the idea to open a frozen yogurt shop in downtown Prestonsburg.
"I could see that I could be successful at Ebay, then I can try to move up and eventually own my own business, even if it's not a large business," Gullett said.
Gullett says he used money he saved from his work with Ebay and his job at a local radio station to start his business. He says obstacles like meeting regulations and getting permits made him feel like giving up at times, but he kept going.
He says he wanted to do as much as he could on his own without the help of his parents during the process of opening his business. He says hard work made that possible.
"Hard work is probably the main ingredient to any success. Without hard work you can't have anything. You can't expect to make money. You can't expect to be successful," said Gullett.
Thanks to Gullett's dedication, some people from Prestonsburg, like Robin Clark, say they have a new reason to be excited.
"I think it's awesome. I think the more the better, and to help our economy along. I think it's a great thing," said Clark.
Gullett says he hopes to have two full time employees at the shop.
The grand opening ceremony will be Monday at 9 a.m. There will be free samples!
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