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Young Entrepreneur Sells Sweets Around Town
Tyran Washington with his candy

How did you spend your free time when you were in the first grade? Roan School student Tyran Washington dedicates his after-school time to his own small business, Candy Craft. 

Earlier this year, Washington was chosen as the first ever Young Entrepreneur by the Dalton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. As the recipient of this distinguished title, Washington was able to sell his Candy Craft in the Dalton Convention and Visitors Bureau gift shop. 

Every month, the Dalton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau chooses one Young Entrepreneur to feature in a special display. To apply, children must be residents of Whitfield or Murray County and have a product they’d like to sell. 

According to the Candy Craft Facebook page, Candy Craft is a new and creative way to eat candy. Washington puts together creative mixtures of different candy including his Too Much Sour Mix, Snickers Popcorn Mix and more. 

Washington said his favorite candy is bubble gum. 

Washington’s father, Trae Washington, is a local business owner and entrepreneur who owns TK Wings. Hoping to encourage Tyran’s entrepreneurial spirit, he asked his son what kind of business he would open if he could run any time of business. Soon, the idea of Candy Craft was born. 

“We go to the candy store when we’re on vacation,” Tyran said. “I wanted to make my own candy.” 

While Tyran enjoys running his own small business, he said he hopes to be a scientist when he grows up. Maybe even a scientist that invents new types of candy.

 You can learn more about Tyran’s business, Candy Craft, on Facebook at this link: Candy Craft is also for sale at Tyran’s dad’s restaurant, TK Wings in Dalton.