We sent through an email to 2008 recipient, Sally Vujica to find out how she was going, and to tell other future applicants how the bursary helped her.
Tell us a bit about yourself
I began my diploma of massage in 2008 and completed it in 2009 when I wanted to immediately start my own massage clinic. Initially it was with the intention for rehabilitation of post surgeries and sports injuries which is why I coupled my business within a Physio clinic, focusing on maximum mobilization.
You were awarded your bursary to start a Small Business Management Course - how did that help you?
The Phillip Leong Youth Programme gave me the ability to open my clinic doors quickly and helped me achieve my point of difference by going through the application process. I started with NQ Bodyfix Kirwan and then a little more than a year later opened NQ Bodyfix North Ward.
What are you doing currently?
I have since sold both practices to focus fund another business however still continue to massage clients from home due to my love of the work.
Any advice or feedback?
This is a great local programme that I believe encourages young people to enjoy the benefits of their own business. Seeing your ideas grows into prosperous businesses that give you a great lifestyle is something that is very exciting and I would encourage anyone to do.