Meet the world's youngest agony aunt: Evie, 8, launches website to solve your problems for just 10p
Eve Hobsbawm says: 'I haven't got much experience in solving problems, but I'm pretty good at it'Her areas of expertise are love, life and work-life balance
The eight-year-old entrepreneur: Eve Hobsbawm was encouraged by her self-employed father to set up her own company
Most of us would, perhaps rightly, be a
little sceptical if a complete stranger with no training whatsoever
offered to solve all of our problems.
But when that stranger is an optimistic eight-year-old, you can't help but feel tempted to give it a go.
Hobsbawm, aka 'Miss Evie Mouse K.G.B, R.S.V.P, M.B.A', has set up a
website (www.eveproblemsolver.com) from her parents' London home
inviting people to email her with their queries.
She says: 'You don't need a big company to solve your problems, you just need the right problem-solver.
'I'm only eight and I haven't got much experience in solving problems, but I'm pretty good at it.'
Her consultancy skills come fully endorsed – by her dad, who is quoted on her website saying: 'Eve solved all my problems. Amazing! Highly recommended!'
But anyone who is worried that this
is a case of a pushy parent cashing in on their super-cute child, will
be relieved to know that Eve offers advice for as little as 10p… or as
much as 1.
schoolgirl's problem solving does come with a disclaimer. She can't
answer questions like 'does space ever end' and won't solve
'schoolwork-related problems (especially not maths).'
Her areas of expertise – if not of experience – are: 'Problems about love, life and work-life balance.'
Skill over experience: Eve, 8, admits she has not solved many problems yet. 'But I'm pretty good at it,' she says
Problem solved: Eve charges between 10p and 1 to answer your queries
But is she any good Well, she's probably at school this morning so has not yet replied to our email.
But she did give a Guardian journalist advice about what to cook for dinner and were to find his car keys (she was right, they were in the hallway).
She also explained that she had been inspired to set up the company by her father who runs a tech start-up.
'As soon as I saw his business and understood the kinds of things businesses do, I thought that's what I'm going to do.'
So she set up a problem-solving
company in December when she was just seven. And more than 40 dilemmas
later, Evie is raking in the pennies.
first person I exchanged business cards with said her husband was
really annoying. So I said: “It all cancels out. You might do stuff to
him that's also really annoying.” She was really impressed,'
entrepreneur Evie told The Guardian.
Regardless of how accurate she is with answers to our problems, we are really impressed too.