A leading Caribbean digital newspaper has named 14-year-old author and serial entrepreneur Warren Cassell Jr. “Entrepreneur of the Year”.
Caribbeanjournal.com made the announcement on its site at the closing of 2013. The digital newspaper noted that while the Caribbean is not the easiest economic environment for entrepreneurs, Warren Cassell Jr. started business and generated profit since the age of 8.
Cassell Jr. got his start in business when he started his greeting card company at 8 years. He then went on to starting Zap Social – a blog featuring inspirational content. After school Warren hopes to get involve with investment banking because “I just like investing — I like the idea of creating wealth and creating wealth for others.”
In speaking to caribbeanjournal.com, Warren Cassell Jr. said that “entrepreneurship needs to be taught more in schools… and the school has a major role to play in building future entrepreneurs.”
The young Cassell also said, “For people who are on the fence of starting a business, I want to tell them to do it — don’t worry about funding, don’t worry about not having enough products to start with,” he says. “Because the first step is to start. If you have all the passion and the determination for it, everything will come and you’ll get the funding and you’ll get clients. But you need the passion to start.”
The digital newspaper, Caribbeanjournal.com says, “For now, the Caribbean will need more enterprising, self-starters like Cassell. He is precisely the kind of entrepreneur that will help lead the Caribbean toward the next level of development.”