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