Naomi Moon is one of thousands of Generation Y and baby boomers leaving traditional jobs to become their own boss.

The 24-year-old from Penrith has worked in warehousing and abandoned her university studies after deciding she was on the wrong path.

"I was warehousing at night and studying during the day," she said.

"I was sick of studying and needed to work."

It was during a late night conversation with a friend that the pair decided to go into business together doing photography and graphic design.

"It's fantastic. Ever since we moved into [a shared office space in Penrith] our productivity has gone through the roof," Ms Moon said.