At 13 years old, this young sells to dirt bike

News 12 July, 2017
  • Photo special collaboration, Anne blondin
    The teenager to the entrepreneurial spirit has even created t-shirts bearing the image of his company.

    Anne Blondin

    Wednesday, 12 July, 2017 06:30

    Wednesday, 12 July, 2017 06:30

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    CITY-MARY | A young entrepreneur, 13 years of age rises at night to pick up earthworms and sell them to bike in the convenience stores and the fishermen of his region.

    Alexandre Bergeron launched his company, Lebon To last summer when he was just 12 years old. A year later, her clientele continues to grow at Ville-Marie, Témiscamingue, and the surrounding areas.

    His original goal was to pay off a laptop at the end of last summer, what he has done.

    “I was looking for a way to make money more quickly, he said. I was going to already pick up worms when I used to go fishing. I just decided to make the trade. “

    The sale of the to earns few thousands of dollars by summer. While other young people of his age spend their summer at the skate park, he is already thinking of his future.

    “I would like to be able to buy me tools for tinkering because I have a few small projects. In addition, I would like to save for my studies. I don’t know yet what I want to do, but I want to at least go to college. “

    Photo special collaboration, Anne blondin

    Alexandre Bergeron doesn’t hesitate to dirty their hands to pick up and sell to bike hundreds of earthworms to fishermen of the Region.


    Not so simple

    The trade of earthworms may seem simple, but it is not.

    Once a week he gets up in the middle of the night to harvest them with a shovel on the ground of one of his uncles. It can pick up approximately 600 worms per night.

    Subsequently, he counts them and puts them in pots filled with soil with a good rate of humidity and the right temperature.

    “I’ve done research with my father to know the ideal temperature to keep them alive, he told. Worms like to be cool, but not too much. He had to know to adjust the temperature of the fridge. It has also done research for the feed. So far, our tests have worked well. They do wriggle when they are in the pots, and the fishermen like it. “

    Alexandre Bergeron takes care of each step of the production of worms, and it takes him 15 to 20 hours per week. He makes even the accounts of his company.

    When the orders are ready, Alexandre Bergeron jumped on his bike and made the deliveries in Ville-Marie, a town of about 3000 inhabitants, is situated on the shore of lake Temiscaming, which welcomes many tourists, fishermen during the summer.

    For orders outside his or her municipality, he can count on the help of his parents.

    The customer base is growing

    The company’s customer Lebon To become more diversified. If it sells to many fishermen, he also has five points of sale in Ville-Marie.

    “Three outfitters Moffet, located 60 km from Ville-Marie, buy my verses, he did know. The owner of the campsite located in Latulipe, where we’re going, my family and I also agreed that I sell, even if he offers himself to his convenience store. “