ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ)– Ayden Craine, the 20-year-old proprietor of Heritage Pizza in Altoona, has had enterprise cooking up since opening two weeks in the past on the nook of thirteenth Avenue and sixteenth Avenue.
Simply two years in the past, Craine graduated from Bishop Guilfoyle Excessive College and has since been working to satisfy his dream of proudly owning his personal enterprise.
“Individuals type of pushed me to go to school, however I by no means needed to go to school,” Craine mentioned. “And I knew that from the beginning. I knew I needed to personal a enterprise. And to personal a enterprise you don’t must go to school. So, I figured effectively I might both spend 4 years and go to school or spend 4 years and study and begin my very own enterprise in order that’s what I did.”
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Craine mentioned that he is aware of being a younger enterprise proprietor is changing into much less widespread in as we speak’s world, however he’s been capable of adapt and determine it out as he goes.
“Just about all studying on the fly,” Craine mentioned. “That’s one of many enjoyable elements about it. I’ve talked to love different enterprise house owners who began up companies and stuff and I used to be like ‘hey have you learnt something about beginning a enterprise like earlier than you truly began it?’ And so they’re like no method.”
He knew the earlier proprietor of the vacant constructing and mentioned that when it grew to become obtainable, he couldn’t miss out on the chance. So far as the place to get began, he mentioned you don’t need to be wealthy to start out your individual enterprise.
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“There’s metropolis grants, there’s state grants,” Craine mentioned. “Search for traders, different types of issues, as a result of consider it or not you can begin a enterprise for fairly low-cost.”