A Kidprenuer with Great Ideas….
The love for Doodle Art turned 11year old, grade 5 Kivashan Naidoo into a young kidprenuer
“Do what you love, and you will never work another day in your life!” That is the best advice any parent can give their child, especially now when South Africa lacks entrepreneurial skills.
How did this brilliant business idea start?
A simple request in December 2020, Kivashan asked his if he could doodle art on his takkies, and this turned out to be a start of an exciting journey.
Kivashan’s first pair of takkies of doodle art was for his own use. However, after seeing the detail, attention and the love and passion for art, his mum suggested he use this talent and open his own business. Keez Artique Creations was born.
What exactly is Doodle Art?
Doodle Art is an unfocused drawing which can have representational meaning or is just the use of abstract shapes and form. It is a fun and creative way of expressing oneself, thereby making each design UNIQUE.
Where did you plan on getting your customers from?
Planning began in January 2021 with the help of mum, Keez Artique Creations Facebook page launched on 7 January 2021. Since the launch, he has two satisfied clients and has five pipeline sales. Kivashan has completed his business goals for 2021 (you can’t launch a business and not have goals) and at the rate he’s going, these will be achieved by end in the first quarter.
Being a Kidprenuer can be tiresome… what is the best advice you received?
My mum always gives me great tips and advice, she said “continue to reach for the stars and have fun along the way. This journey is going to teach you so many skills needed for the future.”
What would you say to other kids who would like to follow their dreams of starting their own business?
My advice to other children wanting to start their business is… do it NOW, start small and fail along the way. By failing, you will learn from your mistakes and continue to grow.
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