Age should be no boundary to young people determined to succeed in business, says Rockingham entrepreneur Sarah Robinson, who has been nominated for two Telstra Business Awards at just 21.
Miss Robinson’s business, Squid Productions, which she formed two years ago, is in the running for the people’s choice and HTC start-up business gongs.
The former Kolbe Catholic College student said she had overcome many incidents of stereotyping to make her marketing and media business a success.
‘‘I hope that reaching the finals opens up many more opportunities for me — to even be in the finals is a great credibility for the business and opens doors for me,’’ she said.
‘‘Being young comes with the predetermined judgements that you don’t have the credibility or experience behind you and that has probably been one of my biggest challenges.
‘‘I’ve used it as an edge for my business because I have the experience growing up with so much technology ... I allow my work to do its own talking, which creates its own credibility itself.’’
Since then, she has worked with major TV companies, BBC, ABC and National Geographic, on a number of documentaries.
Not resting on her laurels, the Rockingham resident plans to create a new venture, entitled Go Visit, which would serve as an interactive guide for tourists in WA and nationwide.
‘‘I always put as much passion and excellence into whatever I’m doing, which is important if you’re going to reach your full potential in life,’’ Miss Robinson said.
‘‘I want to change the world that we live in, show people beauties they never dreamed existed and take them on unimaginable journeys and experiences that will change the way they view the world around them.’’