Luke Billings is in his final year of studying International Business & Management at Aston University. He currently owns 2 businesses and has studied and worked around the world in The Netherlands, China and even South Korea.
Tell us more about Future Lingo Luke,
“My main business is Future Lingo Ltd. Future Lingo teaches Mandarin Chinese to school students in the UK, as an after school activity or within the school day. We are bringing the languages of the future, to the leaders of the future.”
What made you jump at the chance of coming on BSEEN?
“While I was studying in South Korea I was made aware of the opportunity to get involved with BSEEN. The support from professionals in Birmingham was very appealing and also getting to know other inspiring entrepreneurs within the BSEEN network was a great opportunity.”
What has been the biggest learning curve you have had to overcome as an Entrepreneur?
“Before setting up a business there are many aspects that you can only learn by doing and not in text books. Setting up bank accounts, getting the relevant insurance etc. is something that takes more time than you would initially think.”
What has been your business stand out moment?
“Getting the first school on board and also launching the first after school course have been stand out moments so far in the Future Lingo journey.”
Any advice for entrepreneurial students or graduates thinking about starting their own business?
“If you could start a business before you graduate that would be ideal. Many things you think only take a few days could turn out to take months.”
What are your next steps for your business?
“You can find me at the big educational conference in the UK, promoting Future Lingo. We are always trying to increase the reach of our courses and help as many school students in the UK as possible. We are soon hoping to get courses off the ground outside of Birmingham in London and other cities in the UK.”
Head to Future Lingo’s website to find out more.