Future Makers 2011

Costa Vasili

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Costa VasiliName: Costa Vasili

Business name: EthnoLink Language Services

Age: 21

State: Victoria

 

Despite only recently launching his business, Costa Vasili is confident that there’s a global appeal for his idea. 

 

EthnoLink Language Services is a language services company that offers translation, interpreting, multilingual publication and foreign language DTP services to private, corporate and government clients.

 

Sales are predicted to hit $40,000 a month by the end of the year, with business able to translate documents in more than 150 languages.

 

Vasili coordinates a team of translators from across Australia, as well as undertake projects himself.

 

While the business is in its infancy, the future appears to be bright for the entrepreneurial Vasili once he gets through the launch phase.

 

“The biggest challenge I have had to overcome has been developing skills and expertise in very distinct and different areas of the business to keep costs down,”

 

“For example, I’ve had to handle website development, operations, advertising, sales and accounting/bookkeeping.”

 

“Having to take over all areas of the business has been a tough but necessary part of the business to ensure I can make it through the initial tough months of the business where revenue is low and hard to come by.”

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