Adventures of a teenage CEO: Haydn’s advice to young entrepreneurs


Fifteen year old Haydn Smith, a pupil in Abergavenny’s King Henry VII school, has got a lot of experience in business in the past year or so.

The young entrepreneur has been running his own fruit and veg delivery service and calendar sales company and he now has his own book for sale charting the highs and lows of being a young person in business.



Haydn explains on his blog:

“I didn’t just wake up one day and decide to start my own business, it happened by chance. In 2010 my school were offering the opportunity to go on the trip of a life time, an expedition to South Africa, Botswana and Zambia and it would cost nearly £3,000. My parents didn’t have that kind of money so asking them for it was not an option, the only way to book my place on that flight was to raise the money myself and I had just twelve months to do it.”

In this short video we talk to Haydn about his experience and his new book which gives advice and tips for other young people who are thinking of going into business. The book is available for download now on Kindle and soon a paperback will be for sale on Haydn’s blog, Teenage CEO.



We think this kind of initiative is wonderful and we’re really pleased that Haydn is sharing and encouraging others who want to give business a try. You can follow Haydn on Twitter @TeenageCEO.

Posted by Helen in the communications team.


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