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17-year-old twin sisters open up shoe store

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(09/20/12) - In today's economy, opening a business is risky. But a pair of Mid-Michigan twin sisters is taking that risk and chasing their dreams. Their story is pretty unique, and their age may shock you.

Barely Used Shoes on North Ballenger is one of Flint's newest businesses. The store has quite an array of used, brand name shoes and very low prices. Even more impressive, are the two young ladies who own and operate the business, Angela and Andrea Pringle.

"When we got the opportunity to do this and jump out into the world, I say, risk taking, I was so excited and enthused that my sister was a part of it," Angela said.

The twin sisters are 17-year-old seniors at Carman-Ainsworth High School. Barely Used Shoes was inspired by their pastor. They were taking his business class at church. He offered ideas and $500 to get them going.

"I was intrigued because he said shoes and I was like, 'Oh, I love shoes, OK.' So I was bought with that," Andrea said.

More than a passion for shoes, the girls seem like entrepreneurs at heart. Both plan to attend Michigan State's business school after high school graduation.

"I was always interested in being in business, I always loved the aspect of being a business woman since I was young," Andrea said.

With quite the resume already, the girls are certainly on the road to success. Community support fueled by the sisters determination has been the perfect combination.

"It's been great, the first day was just tremendous, everyone wanted to get involved, everyone was racing to see who would get the first pair of shoes," Andrea said.

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