Stefan Lander

Teen entrepreneur, Stefan Lander, makes a point during the interview at the St Helena offices of his two companies on Friday.

—Photo: Jermaine Cruikshank

AT JUST 14-years-old, Stefan Lander was already making business decisions and developing brands for organisations through his family’s two businesses.

Now 17, the St Mary’s College pupil manages his own companies; an online courier service called EzShopTT and an online delivery service called EzDeliveryTT. “EzShopTT can ship anything from anywhere in the world. In addition to that, we also provide free delivery through the EzDeliveryTT service,” he told Express Business last week Friday, during an interview at EzShopTT’s office in St Helena.

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