As a recent college graduate with a Business degree, I should know a thing or two about business. I could be the next up-and-coming entrepreneur, right? Wrong. I couldn’t tell you what I ate for breakfast this morning, let alone how to run my own business. Yet, after speaking to 13-year-old Anna Williams, there may be hope for me after all.
After years of begging, Anna turned 10-years-old and Michael finally gave in. Michael bought Anna her first lathe, and Pens Ink was soon born in 2011. Working out of her dad’s basement in Glenville, NY, Anna devotes her time to school, friends, and making pens. Now in her third year of business, Anna says 2014 is the busiest year yet!
If that isn’t cool enough, Anna doesn’t JUST make pens. She has branched off into mechanical pencils, wine stoppers, and even purse hangers. All of Pens Inks products are hand-turned, which allows each piece to always be unique. Her products range from $33 and upwards, depending on the features and design.
While Anna does create pens on her own, she never forgets to mention the help she receives from her dad, Michael. He assists Anna in anything and everything, from helping her finish out orders, to the financials, to her website. Through his constant support and help along the way, Pens Ink has been able to continue growing to this day.
Recently, Anna has formed a collaborative partnership with Northeastern Fine Jewelry in Schenectady, NY, who will be providing metal components for her pens, using silver, gold, and platinum. Using these precious metals, Pens Ink will be creating a new line of premium pens and moving into a whole new market. Through this partnership, Pens Ink and Northeastern Fine Jewelry will collaborate to design an exclusive patent pen.
One of Anna’s personal favorites are the historical wood pens. Pens Ink has a contract with
To learn more about Anna and Pens Ink, check out Pens Ink’s Facebook page and their website, Pens Ink.com.