How I Launched A $1.5K/Month Science Box For Kids

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Whitney Bowen, the founder of Fem ‘n STEM science boxes shares her story of building a $1.5k per month business in a few short months. Whitney sells “STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) themed boxes with all of the necessary materials to carry out four science experiments per box.” This is a good look into what it took to get the business started.

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