Although starting an entrepreneurial venture as a student seems daunting, everything from freelancing to dog-walking to house painting count as forms of entrepreneurship. Microenterprises and owner-operated businesses are on the rise.
Ali McQuaid and Olga Kisza are recent grads who have been friends since Grade 11. While shared interests initially brought them together, it was their passion for fashion which had them thinking business: FictionFaction offers unique, one-of-a-kind headpieces for ladies of all ages.
“RWO requires a lot of dedication. We’re only in our second year now, and juggling school, my social life, and the company is a lot of work. When you’re 20 years old, you want to hang out with friends and be social. The company kind of put that on hold for a couple months.”
Leading the helm at NotableTV is young entrepreneur Julian Brass, who was able to turn a teenage passion into a business and career that matched his interests. His experiences as a young entrepreneur are shared here and provide a glimpse into how he to got started with his own company.
Securing a long-term business partner (or partners) who shares your passion and work ethic could be critical to your success as an entrepreneur. They can help you get started quicker, specialise in work better and grow your business faster.
While the support is already in place for those small companies, how does a young, self-starting grad get started on their own venture? The best advice I can give is start small, focus on a target and work towards your goals with passion. Take the first step and read up about how to get started.