The young nelson entrepreneur shares business, life’s opinion of the country
I am a 19 year old businessman.
I’ve been involved in four active companies plus a startup, and three of the five have directorships. I sleep between five and six hours a night and spend time between nelson and Wellington. I recommend 23 young entrepreneurs, coaching the football team, and working with a few communities and nonprofits.
I didn’t go to college, and I wasn’t going to.
When I was 15 years old, I started my biggest achievement and major focus, Adduco Design.
Turning school ideas into real world careers is a very difficult transition. I have no experience, no capital, no ideas – I’m really struggling.
This keeps me working hard, especially if the job becomes sparse or cash-strapped, not just closing the store.
Adduco is growing fast today, and last month we opened a second office in Lambton Quay, in Wellington’s central business district.
We have a hybrid network of freelancers and part-timers, and we’re slowly increasing our accounts. As a creative advertising agency, we build websites, advertise campaigns, create digital strategies, run social media accounts, and so on.
When I said I didn’t want to go out drinking, my friends gave me some help because I’d rather sit at home on a Saturday night and edit the gantt chart. I learned that it was those who separated their dreams from their dreams.
You have to sacrifice something now, so you can move the needle in your dream direction. If you don’t know how to make your dreams come true, my advice is to start talking about yourself on this topic.
This could mean going to college, being an apprentice or online course. I mean you shouldn’t give up your dream job, because it’s not designed specifically for it.
Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, Steve Jobs and Richard Branson drop out of school to study,
For me, higher education has become a joke, a default choice for school-leavers, because we are told that the only way to make a living is to use a piece of paper in your hand.
People should believe in themselves rather than create the system of unemployed debtors and provide intangible value.