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Friday July 6 5:25 PM EST
By SUE BAILEY
But it will soon be time to move company headquarters out of his
parents' London, Ont. basement - and the Big Apple beckons, Peiris said
Friday in an interview.
"We may even move the whole company," said the straight-A student who
just finished Grade 7.
Cyberteks would maintain a Canadian presence and may still opt for a
Toronto HQ, Peiris added. He leaves Saturday for China where he'll
represent Canada at a forum for young entrepreneurs.
But relocating to New York City has major appeal, he conceded.
"It would be a great opportunity for the business to expand. There's a
lot larger market there than London and Toronto."
Business is "excellent" and he expects to be a millionaire in about a
year, says Peiris, who started exploring the Internet at age three and
launched his Web design business in 1999.
Cyberteks now has seven sales offices around the U.S. and will launch a
production office in the Chinese city of Zhangmutou, just north of Hong
Kong, in August.
"Until the last month or so we haven't had to solicit for any
business," Peiris said. "It's all come through media publications and
awards, and clients have come to us."
He plays competitive hockey in the winter with the London Junior
Knights and has splurged on high-end video games, $400 sunglasses and an
$800 mobile phone.
He says the business is more fun than it is work.
"My goal is to continue with this venture regardless how much revenue
we make out of it. My plan is to stay with this until I die."
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