Matt, 20, from the Borders, wanted to do something he was passionate about and although young, he decided that he wanted to be his own boss.
But a lack of business knowledge and experience meant he did not know where to begin. So, he reached out to The Prince’s Trust
Matt said: “I had little experience or knowledge about the day to day running of a business, profit and loss, balance sheets and a business plan – it was all alien to me. I knew to make my dreams a reality and become successful I would need support to get up to speed on these key concepts.
“The Prince’s Trust Enterprise course attracted me as it was a deep dive into business as well as support specifically for young people who want to be self-employed. I was also keen on the fact I could pair up with a mentor who has travelled a similar path. I’m aware that to do well it’s a good idea to have experienced people around you to lean on. I love building relationships with people and hope to have a mentor soon which really excites me.
Matt is now working on two business ideas and his ambition is to become a full-time property investor as well as running a profitable and successful online e-commerce business which he well underway to achieving.
He added: “Very quickly business has taken over my life and has become my biggest passion. This is something that really excites me as it will allow me to live life on my own terms whilst doing something I love. My short-term goal is to become full-time in these businesses which is a matter of months away after securing my first property deal and consistently making profits in my online e-commerce business. My longer-term goal is to live a comfortable life, provide for my future family and give back to causes close to my heart.”