Meet Cory Nieves. At just nine-years-old, Cory has not only captured the attention of thousands on and offline with his keen sense of style, he’s a noted businessman as the owner of Mr. Cory’s Cookies.
A native of Englewood, N.J., Cory and his mother moved to New York City in 2009. Tired of taking the bus to school, Cory set out to figure out a way to buy his mom a car. He began selling hot cocoa to raise funds and soon moved on to lemonade and cookies. As word spread about this little guy’s–a then 5 or 6-year-old–delicious and inexpensive $1.00 treats, he and his mother began experimenting with all natural, homemade recipes before discovering “the perfect chocolate chip cookie” and sugar-free oatmeal cookies among others.
His local fanbase began with his cookies, but his national attention comes from the way he carries himself as he conducts his business. Dawning clothes from some of his favorite stores Ralph Lauren, J. Crew and thrift shops, Cory acknowledges that his style has helped his business grow.
“Presentation is the key to success,” he told the Huffington Post. “People first look at my style and ask “who dresses you? Your mom?” and my mom says “do you see what I have on? I need my son to dress me.””
With the dream of “making the world better for everyone he knows,” Cory loves to make people happy and looks forward to teaching kids how to start their own business. Outside of his company, Cory has been acting professionally in theatre, film and television since age 3 and has been featured in Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger campaigns.
Check out his website here.
Featured image courtesy of @MrCorys instagram.