How to become your own boss: Rangatahi share their secrets

“I think the most flexible thing about having your own business is that you can make it work around you.” 

Starting a business can feel like a scary prospect, especially running the financial side of things.

But for these three rangatahi entrepreneurs, starting their own business has also been an empowering process. 

For Tui Hirst, founder of Toa Bricklayers, it’s creating pathways for young Māori, Tasmyn Roach started Awhi to give young Māori a visible way to connect to their culture and  Wairingiringi Toi, owner of Mau Te Rongo, fosters a space for her passions and skills to thrive. 

In this episode of Ohinga, they describe the process of setting up their business, the support they received from those around them and tips for other future rangatahi bosses out there.

This is part of our reo Māori series, Ohinga, created by Mahi Tahi Media, with funding from Te Māngai Pāho. Stay tuned for a new episode every week.

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