I started my business at aged 13, offering IT support as part of an enterprise competition. Now in my early twenties, I run a successful digital media marketing company, including social media management working with influencers.
I started my route into business at school through an enterprise competition called the BiG Challenge, where teams compete to turn £25 into a start-up business. I set up an IT support company and began to bid for clients. I won several awards and built a business – all alongside managing my GCSEs and A-levels.
Many people were reluctant to hire me due to my age, so I had to work much harder to win paid clients. It took some time and perseverance to build my portfolio, doing lots of free work for a while and sending out endless emails, only to be rejected. But now I have to turn down work.
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