Having no one lis­ten be­cause of my age was a huge ob­sta­cle

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Is­abella Dy­malovski, 15, is bal­anc­ing the de­mands of school and her busi­ness Luv Ur Skin. She says: launched my beauty brand Luv Ur Skin when I was nine years old. One of the hardest things about launch­ing the busi­ness (apart from the fund­ing) was def­i­nitely my age. Go­ing into busi­ness meet­ings as a nine-year-old and having no one re­ally lis­ten to me be­cause of my age was a huge ob­sta­cle; so was having in­ter­na­tional busi­ness meet­ings on­line at mid­night on a school night. But I’ve just pushed through and I have to say at some points, al­though it has been my big­gest weak­ness it has also been a pos­i­tive. With­out it I wouldn’t be able to say I was the youngest per­son ever to ap­pear on SharkTank Aus­tralia, I’m the youngest per­son to ever have their prod­ucts in Price­line and I wouldn’t be able to say I’m the youngest Aus­tralian en­tre­pre­neur to launch their busi­ness in the USA. As I get older and my school sched­ule gets busier, it’s def­i­nitely harder to fit ev­ery­thing in, but for­tu­nately I started the busi­ness at an age where there wasn’t a lot of school work re­quired, so I’m lucky in the sense that I’ve bee been able to ad­just and ease mys my­self into the in­creas­ing worklo work­load each year. O One of the first bus busi­ness lessons I learnt wa was that you need to in in­vest back into your b busi­ness and not ex­pect to re­ally make any money for the first few years. I’ve had amaz­ing sup­port from friends, f fam­ily and my school, and a re­ally would not be where I am to­day wit with­out them. It’s hard enough enou run­ning a busi­ness bu­sine and jug­gling school a and life, so I take all the help I can get.

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