At the tender age of 21, Daniella Paul is the youngest business owner in the No Letting Go network
At the tender age of 21, Daniella Paul is the youngest franchisee in the No Letting Go network but while Daniella may have less 'life' experience than some of her colleagues, her clear dogged determination and admirable 'can do' approach to life is proving a winning formula for success.
Daniella graduated from university last June with a degree in Law. Her original intention had been to remain in the legal field and extend her studies to enable her to qualify as a lawyer. However, the prospect of spending further time poring over books had lost its appeal and Daniella took the decision to turn her back on studying, preferring instead to enter the 'real' world.
Her first position was within the travel industry, working in an accounting type role looking after credit control matters. After a seven month stint, Daniella recognised that a purely office based environment was never going to suit her career aspirations and she began to research new opportunities which would be more commensurate with her skills / ambitions.
Never one to stick too closely with convention, Daniella was happy to explore a range of employment possibilities and was not remotely perturbed at the thought of starting up her own business at such a young age. A chance remark by her father who was doing some work for an estate agent where he had picked up on the service offered by No Letting Go, fuelled Daniella's interest in finding out more about the inventory management sector, and the No Letting Go business in general.
After two days of intensive desk research Daniella was sufficiently enthused to want to pursue matters further and she met with managing director Nick Lyons. Following various in-depth discussions and after shadowing an inventory clerk to witness the practical realities of the job, Daniella felt ready to commit to taking on her own No Letting Go territory in Greenwich, London. So at a time when most people of her age would be going to the bank to extend their student loan borrowing facility, Daniella successfully negotiated a business start up loan and effectively began trading in March of this year.
"I was ready to take on a new challenge and realistic about the fact that I would have to work hard to achieve the success I craved. Business was slow at first but now, just three months later, I am sufficiently busy to require additional inventory clerk support from head office and am anticipating having to take on further resource in the next month or so. I love the variety of the job, going out and meeting people and most important of all, not being confined to an office environment five days a week'" says Daniella.
As a business owner, Daniella recognises that the one person that will benefit most from all the energy she puts into the business is herself so she is the first to admit to finding it hard to relax and is always thinking about what she should do next.
"My friends say that I am getting old before my time, but I reckon that I will be the one laughing when they are struggling with their careers and I am the owner of my own thriving business" comments Daniella.
And with her sights set firmly on developing her No Letting Go business and entering the world of property development in the distant future ultimately culminating in an early retirement, somehow it is easy to believe that Daniella will be proven right!
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