Business dream a reality for Felicia
She has studied fashion, she has worked in a bank, she sings at Coast pubs and clubs and now, while still at university, Felicia Kyle-Little has launched her own design and photography business in Coolum.
Felicia, who is half-way through a combined Business and Arts degree in Design and Marketing at the University of the Sunshine Coast, attended a special enterprisers course which provided her with the entrepreneurial skills and confidence to start Vivo at the Coolum Copy and Print Centre on the esplanade.
The 24-year-old, who grew up in Coolum, was one of only 10 students chosen to take part in the four-day residential course run by USC’s Innovation Centre in collaboration with the University of Cambridge.
“Enterprisers pretty much changed everything for me,” Felicia said. “It’s the biggest reason why I started this business.
“I always thought about starting my own business, but the enterprisers course really encouraged me to get it going and boosted my self-belief and self-confidence.”
Innovation Centre CEO Colin Graham commended Felicia’s recent progress and her new business launch.
“Felicia has a real passion for design and photography and she has the chance to turn this passion into her profession,” Mr Graham said.
“Starting a business is tough and is not for everyone.
“But if you are talented, hard-working and persistent, it can succeed and provide a rewarding career route.”
Felicia’s younger brother, Richmond, provides the photographic skills for the business that has a strong leaning towards their three favourite passions of music, sport and fashion.
Together, Felicia and Richmond are producing design and photographic work for businesses as well as Coast bands, sporting organisations and fashion designers.