"I can attest that Sam has an impeccable sense
of responsibility, duty and obligation.
He is very driven in all tasks he undertakes.
He is also a very respectful and loving child."
- The owner of Sam's preschool
Sam Luhn ("Loon") the Texas Candy Tycoon
Photos by a friend who shot for the Dallas Business Journal
Sammy likes legos, hot wheels, anything fast, military
and big dogs.
Ask me to put my machines
in your store:
Our machines display a gold plaque that reads "This location supports young entrepreneurs and job training for children with disabilities.
Your customers enjoy my
candy and fun toys
You help me build my college education fund
Those struggling with disabilities get hope and a future
Call me today
(Mom will answer!)
Like my friends, I like dinosaurs and candy. I thought of lots of people gobbling up my candy like hungry dinosaurs. That's why I called it The Chomp Stop.
Where did I get my business idea?
Well, my mom reads a lot of business books to me. One day while listening to Jocko Willink I decided I wanted a business too.
Discipline Equals Freedom.
I earned money doing math papers for quarters, washing cars and feeding horses. until I had enough to buy a candy machine.
It took a while to decide, but I knew I'd be successful selling candy because I know what kids like. I'm an excellent salesman.
When I got my own business and I wanted to help my cousin James and other kids with Autism get their own businesses too.
Newspapers tell my story because I like to help people and my mom drives me everywhere.
I went door-to-door last year asking strangers for shoes to give to the poor in Uganda and the neswpaper wrote about it.
When I was just starting out everyone helped me. The Chamber of commerce invited me to meet other businesses and helped me practice my business etiquette. My banker set up a checking account, and helped me set up a college savings too.
Today I have three vending machines, and I am saving for another. The more I make the more families I can help!
Thank you for your help,
LEARN about business
HELP children with autism learn real life job skills
SAVE for college