Introducing the Youngpreneur Podcast - Creating opportunity for young people
Do you have a really cool idea for a business? What’s stopping you from giving it a shot?
Starting a business and becoming an entrepreneur while we’re young is an incredible opportunity. A rare time in our lives when we can give stuff a go while we have the flexibility and room to fail fast and learn.
Hosted by Adam Spencer, the Youngpreneurs Podcast shares the experiences of other young people just like you, who took a shot and built incredible businesses. Maybe they aren’t millionaires yet, but entrepreneurship isn’t just about Startups, Scaleups, Seed Rounds and Big Exits.
It’s about learning new skills that you can’t learn anywhere else, it’s about creating an opportunity for yourself and it’s about having a go and taking control of your future.
The Youngpreneurs Podcast is brought to you by Hunter Futurepreneurs.
The Hunter Futurepreneurs program is an initiative of the Commonwealth government and free to eligible participants. The program has been designed to inspire, educate, mentor and connect future entrepreneurs to start or build a sustainable business.
Inspired after listening to the podcast? Get in touch with Cheryl
Entrepreneurship is in my blood. Generations back, everyone’s had their own business.
I was probably not the best kid through school. I had about four suspensions by grade six.
I realised from a young age that I needed to have a career outside of the classroom. I was bored in the classroom. I didn’t enjoy what I was learning.
I think in my personal experience being an entrepreneur and starting my own business has given me so many different experiences and things that I have learnt from the business that is incomparable to anything that my friends have experienced in their own part-time jobs.
My book was growing like that, three months, full books. And that was just like, and it made me feel good again because it was like, “You are good at what you do, people want to train with you, they get results.”
We wanted to push the boundaries. We wanted to question normal.
Welcome to the Youngpreneur Podcast brought to you by The Hunter Futurepreneurs Program.
My name is Adam Spencer and in this podcast, I’ll be sharing with you conversations between incredible young people who, driven by a strong entrepreneurial spirit, are creating opportunities for themselves. I want you to listen to their journeys, I want you to learn from them, but most of all, I want you to believe you can do it too.
I’d like to introduce you to the entrepreneurship facilitator for the Hunter Region.
I’m Cheryl Royle and I’m the entrepreneurship facilitator for the Hunter Region.
The Youngpreneur Podcast has been produced on behalf of the Hunter Futurepreneurs program. It’s a free program for young people supported by the Commonwealth Government, under the Entrepreneurship Program Initiative. So if you have an idea or after listening to some of the stories we will be sharing are inspired to learn more, please go to hunterfuturepreneurs.com.au/youngpreneur to get in touch with Cheryl Royle.
There is a lot of support out there for young people and entrepreneurship, and our role is to show them where that support is. So I think that’s a really important thing as well, because the people don’t know where to go. They don’t know where to get information. And now that there are … there were only three of us originally, now there’s 23 entrepreneurship facilitators. So yeah. So that means that there’s 23 people out there in all different, especially regional areas, who are there to help and support people who want to start up their own business and entrepreneurs who have an idea that they wish to explore.
We have 6 inspiring young people for you to hear from. So please, subscribe to the podcast.
Hello my name is Lara Davis. I’m 16 years old and I’m the owner of Lovely Little Lights.
I’m Erin Wilson and I am the owner and director of Urban Base Fitness.
Hi I’m Jack Antcliff, I’m the owner of Oasis media, a multifaceted production company based here in Newcastle.
Hi, I’m Tyler, I’m from Orchard School Systems and we help schools improve results by providing a platform for student engagement.
My name’s Josh Freiberger, I’m the owner and operations manager of GVP Esports.
My name is Taj Pabari, I’m the founder of Fiftysix Creations and we teach kids how to start their own business.
Search for the Youngpreneur Podcast wherever you get your podcasts and subscribe or go to https://hunterfuturepreneurs.com.au/youngpreneur