Entrepreneurs pursue their dreams

Entrepreneurs pursue their dreams


   While the mobile homes in the last year of a communications degree, Deanna Yang find a wish list that he wrote as a child of 8 years old. 

Opening the milk bar and pie topped the list of things I want to accomplish in your life. Young entrepreneurs opted out of a career in journalism and decided to pursue his childhood dream. He opened a milk mustache and pastry bar in downtown Auckland, which he excites the children who come through the door and take adults back to a simpler time of his youth. 

Who was 21 when he opened his business 18 months ago. He worked three jobs while completing their studies to cover the cost of the initial opening of your store. 

Although The serious about starting a business, he said there are many doubts about his age. 

"The realtors and bankers to see me and see that I am still young and do not take me seriously," he said. 


"Many of them told me I was naive to think could even start a business." 

There are a growing number of entrepreneurs in the teens and 20s will return their passion in business projects in the trend market experts suggest it is a reaction to traditional education and employment. 

Andy Hamilton, CEO of the business incubator The Icehouse, said more people left the school looking for ways to make a career for themselves, instead of working for someone else. 

Eighteen years after Jake Miller thought that the passion for entrepreneurship at an early age is a no-brainer. He is about to start a new oompher.com site. 

"Our belief is that in schools in New Zealand there is a lot of information about career choices, but not about inspiration," said Miller. 

"What we're trying to do is create a channel of inspiration. 

"People can come to the site and get inspired by learning from people who have done extraordinary things across the country and around the world as well." 

Miller's own passion for entrepreneurship is the inspiration behind his first business, which is sponsored by the names of big companies, including BNZ, Beca and Mike Pero Real Estate. 

"I was lucky that I know what I love very early. Aware that in my life, I've wanted to start a lot of companies." 

Miller unit to start a business was so strong that he refused legal scholarship of $ 40,000. "I know I do not need a paper to help me do that, so I thought I might as well go out and start now." 

New Zealand entrepreneur Derek Handley started in much the same way as Miller. 

When Handley quit his job as a 23 year old looking for a career as a business owner, do not know clearly about the particular market you wish to enter. Eventually he ran into the enormous potential of the global mobile marketing can provide business and in 2001 founded The Hyperfactory. 

Following the success of this business, Handley has initiated several others, has become the youngest CEO of a listed company New Zealand and has appeared in the list of 100 most influential people in New York tech Silicon Alley. 

The top Handley tips for all budding entrepreneurs is whether to start a business, you need to start yesterday. 

"If you're young you have a good song to make a lot of mistakes and so when you are 25 or 28 or 30 that can be started and had success and / or failure in the creation of three or four companies and was not really lost anything because other The new age began their own careers, "he said. 

Chloe and Alex Swarbrick Catt, both 20, decided to intervene after being disappointed with the idea of ​​business into the traditional workforce. 

Swarbrick, law students, and Catt, a business student, recognize their strengths as potential business partners and combine to make your first step in building his brand of children's clothing, Collective Lucid. 

Swarbrick said the couple believe their product will succeed because they are surrounded by their demographic market every day. 

"We basically designed the clothes for Alex and our friends." 

Catt said the key to their success using his own experience, but do not be afraid to talk with people in the industry and advice. 

"Everything that is done outside the office. You learn to talk to people," he said. 

"For more back than you should give more. Keep convey special information for your brand and ultimately receive information back to help you." 

At only 17, Sebastian Clarke is a different kind of entrepreneur. His interest in coding and building apps using the Dropbox software Apple quickly became a business venture. 

The high school students of Wellington offers a free online application files are created to make your life easier. Grateful users quickly began offering grants to Clarke. 

"I never expected to start a business but eventually turned into it," said Clarke. 

"Now I file taxes and do all the things a little less interesting that comes with being a business. 

"But I think because it has always been an interesting hobby, I've been playing around and pushing the limits of my abilities and constantly teaching myself new things, which is always fun." 

The key to all of these young entrepreneurs have is a unit factor to make the first step in the business market. Icehouse Hamilton said the most important thing you can do in business is the first step and embrace the process, regardless of whether the business will succeed or fail chase at the first attempt. 

"When you start with an idea, you have to be a chameleon. You have to open and change color as they seek market opportunities," he said. 

"You have to be flexible and to be a combination of a little crazy and open." 

Hamilton describes a successful business as a process of learning through experience. 

Although there are an increasing number of small business owners, they may have a competitive advantage in the future as they gain experience through the market, different demographic groups, and the various stages of life, he said. 

"What came back is that the debate about art and science, how science you need to be on the search for market opportunities as artistic. If looks pretty good and looks pretty big, just go after," said Hamilton. 

"I think what we see today is that most of these entrepreneurs have to do it two or three times to gain experience and earn money to give them every opportunity that they want." 

That mustache said he does not regret the decision to enter the business world is busy at 21. 

"All that we have is that the sheer determination and drive," he said. 

"I think the most important thing is to feel fear and do it anyway. There is never a right time to do anything, just go and do it." 

Tips entrepreneurs 
• Put yourself in a different environment. Working in a large company. Learn all the great things they do, and not so great things they do. 

• Network. Working with other people like you. Exposure of people and businesses learn the good and the bad of their stories and experiences. 

• Determine whether your business idea is viable before turning it into a business. 

• Remember that you are making five to 10 years of his life to validate the market first. 

• Have a clear vision, make a point of difference and produce a product that you are proud of. 

• Teams winning in business. Find the best people to help you. 

• Remember that the fixed payments, keep track of what's going on and account for unexpected expenses. 

• Being an entrepreneur. Learn how to scrap and scribble. Go to a place where you have 20c left in your bank account and you have to sell something else will not eat. 

• Feeling fear and do it anyway.

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