Community Spotlight: Sophia Richardson



I'm Sophia Richardson, 21 and currently in my 3rd year in Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship).






What do you do as an entrepreneur?

The idea of working for myself and with a team that are as passionate about a project is what directed my study into entrepreneurship. I have a strong interest in baking and cooking and have skills in hospitality, but I knew I didn’t want to work as a chef or behind a coffee machine forever. While studying entrepreneurship I now know that a business focusing on food and the community is where I want to go, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds! 

What made you attracted to entrepreneurship?

I get inspired particularly by small business owners in Australia that use their skills and resources to turn good ideas into great businesses!

What have been your biggest learning points that you'd give to other aspiring entrepreneurs?

That no matter how good you think your idea is, you need to be open to change, criticism and development – which is all part of the entrepreneurial cycle. A strong entrepreneurial idea or concept started as a tiny idea and has probably been adapted and altered one zillion times – so it is important to always be open to change and know that change is good!

Why did you come to RESA?

I came to RESA to meet likeminded people and to see if my potential business ideas could be validated and supported. RESA is an awesome way to just share your ideas and listen to other people’s ideas that could very well be of interest to you.

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