Kenneth Allen grew up in a single-parent household and was raised in an impoverished neighborhood in Gary, Indiana. His love for entrepreneurship began early. At 12, he started his first business venture, K.S. Candies, in his grandfather’s garage. Operating for more than six years, K.S. Candies ranked 79 out of 100 youth businesses in the nation according to Young Biz, Inc. By 15, Kenneth was sharing his love for entrepreneurship with others as a Certified Entrepreneur Instructor. For many years, he was Young Biz’s youngest certified instructor in the country.