I am a Law and Commerce (marketing) student at the University of Canterbury, and I completed the Young Enterprise Programme at high school. Through these programmes, alongside being raised by business owners, I developed a real passion for business. However, I felt there were pieces missing from my knowledge that prevented me from taking the leap to start something myself.
The Prince’s Trust New Zealand Enterprise Course taught me all of the basics to get my business idea off the ground, alongside teaching me more about myself as an individual and the importance of mindset.
However, the most valuable thing that came out of the Enterprise Course was my mentor. I meet with Martin Smith, my mentor, every month via Zoom, and his knowledge and guidance has been invaluable for me. He has given me direction, asked the tough questions and taught me so much about the beauty industry. If I had not been paired up with my mentor, I think I would still be operating my first business, which was not going the way I wanted it to go. Now, I am establishing P.S. Beauty, a premium beauty brand for both home and professional use, as something that truly aligns with my values, passions and dreams, and I am doing this using a robust business foundation that Martin helped me build.