Eustis, 9, runs the Not Enough Cups custom mug business
EUSTIS – Business is booming for one of Eustis’ youngest entrepreneurs.
Bailey Carmean, who just celebrated her 9th birthday, owns “Not Enough Cups”. With the help of his grandfather, Bailey decorates and sells personalized tumblers, wine glasses and coffee mugs.
“It’s fun,” she said. “I still have my firsts where I messed up a bit but I continued to train.”
To date, Bailey has sold 320 cups – and orders keep coming in.
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How it started
It all started three months ago when she and her grandfather, Jimmy Carmean, were looking for a project to work on together. They’ve seen videos online on how to decorate mugs, and like any good grandfather, he hand-built the machines for Bailey to work on his mug decorating project. He didn’t know it would turn out to be a little side affair.
“She had so many mugs we decided to put some on Facebook and before we knew it she was getting orders,” Jimmy said. “That’s all her though. I help her smooth out sometimes, but she does all the designs. It’s a good project to work on together.
As the cup business started to grow, they came up with the name “Not Enough Cups” because, really, who can have enough cups?
How are you
Local businesses like Jeannie’s Place in Eustis, Grandma’s Attic in Umatilla, and Granpappy’s in Leesburg have started offering Bailey’s designs.
She also gifted some of her favorite creations to Eustis Chief of Police Craig Capri and Eustis Mayor Michael Holland, who is sponsoring a booth for Bailey at the upcoming Eustis First Friday Street Party so she can sell her cups.
Local businesses have even joined her in supporting her by ordering personalized mugs and mugs, such as local radio station WQBQ, which also invited her to a live interview in the studio.
“She’s the buzz in town,” said WQBQ host James Floyd. “She is a pleasant and very intelligent young woman. She will go far.
On top of all this, Bailey also launched her own YouTube channel showing how she designs her mugs. They currently offer 20 oz tumblers, 30 oz tumblers, wine glasses and coffee mugs which can also be personalized with logos or names. They are also considering offering personalized coolers.
Jimmy hopes to show Bailey that in life you have to work for what you want, which is why Bailey is currently saving his money for a four-wheeled vehicle and setting aside a portion of the profits for charity.
Not enough cups
Owned by 9-year-old Bailey Carmean, Not Enough Cups sells custom insulated metal cups. For more information visit facebook.com/NotEnoughCups.