“Sarah Levy loved being a restaurant pastry chef – but not the long hours, the relatively low pay, or the constant yelling that goes on in high-stress kitchens.
So this spring, the 23-year-old Chicagoan moved to a different kitchen – at her parents’ home – and launched her own business, Sarah’s Pastries & Candies Inc.
‘I feel better when I’m working for myself and building a name for myself,’ says Levy, who started turning a profit last month. ”
– I think it is much easier financially to start a business when you are younger. You have less responsibility and less bills so you are able to survive for a longer time without sufficient income. The disadvantage is the personal contacts are still being set up and are not as strong as with someone older. This is a key area a young entrepreneur should work on to help create greater success. -ed.