Your little CEO-in-training has big plans for her lemonade stand (five corners by August!); you’re just grateful she’s found a way to keep her thinking cap on during the summer months. She’s not the only one making serious change. From spinning the latest hit tunes to designing awesome socks and even whipping up all-natural cookies, flip through the album below to discover eight businesses where kids call the shots.

Mr. Corys Cookies

Cory Nieves also known as "Mr. Cory" always dreamed of making the world better for everyone he knows. That passion, combined with a love of treats and an entrepreneurial spirit, led him to be the owner of Mr. Cory’s Cookies at just six-years-old. In 2010, Mr. Cory told his mother, Lisa, he was tired of taking the bus to school and he wanted to buy a car. He crafted the idea to sell hot cocoa to raise the funds in his local town of Englewood, New Jersey.

After realizing his dedication to his new “business,” Lisa encouraged him to continue selling hot cocoa to save money for college. Not only did Mr. Cory keep at it, but he began selling lemonade and cookies to expand options for his loyal customers. Mr. Cory and Lisa spent months learning how to bake, testing original cookie recipes. One day, they taste-tested a cookie and had a “voila!” moment–the perfect chocolate chip cookie that was all-natural and made from high-quality, organic ingredients. Since the launch of the chocolate chip cookie, Mr. Cory has expanded his line to include seven more all-natural flavors for his health conscious customers: Double Dark, Healthy Melty, Lemon, Madagascar, Oatmeal Raisin, Sugar and White Chocolate Chip cookies.

When he's not selling cookies, Mr. Cory enjoys playing golf, spending time with his cat, learning about different people and cultures, watching business videos to learn tips to grow his brand and reading. Mr. Cory's favorite books are Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens and Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan. Mr. Cory's Cookies has gone on to generate tremendous media attention in local, regional, national and international news outlets. The brand has been featured in ABC News, CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, The TODAY Show, The Oprah Magazine and more outlets, who can't get enough of Mr. Cory and his all-natural, delicious cookies!

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—Gabby Cullen