The knowledge Sasha gained from studying at RMIT helped her set up her own business 'Deliqa Gems' in South Melbourne. Here are her tips on how to start your own business.
RMIT University, Melbourne
I was an international student from Sri Lanka. I was inspired to set up my own business because of the skills I learnt at RMIT.
The practical work experience I gained at University certainly made me more comfortable in running my business.
During my studies I learnt about product pricing, supply and demand, bookkeeping and marketing.
My tips for starting your own business are:
- Begin by researching the market and the competition
- See what you can offer to add value to the market
- Started small to test the market before you expand
- Keep going!
The encouragement of my mentors at RMIT really paid off. If you wait for everything to come together perfectly, nothing will ever happen.
If I could say one thing, it would be, "Just get started."