Entrepreneurial 'Itch' Motivated Student to Start Own Business


20th July 2012

Making her way without external funding.

Cheryle Sexton was at Dundee University studying psychology when she felt what could be desribed as an entrpreneurial 'itch'. Desperate to get into the working world and to start her own business (her parents had always been self-employed), she started Star Clean using £70 and a free ad on the Gumtree website. Within a couple of days she had her first customer, and the operation grew so that it now provides one full time and five part time jobs for local women.

Cheryle had decided that she wouldn't take outside funding or credit, so the money from Star Clean was used to set up Star Lifestyle Management - Cheryle bought the domain name and created the website herself. The company was officially launched with a party in Dundee, and Cheryle has used both the Chamber and Women Ahead to network with local companies. Star Lifestyle Management shows that, by growing steadily from small beginnings, even in the current economic climate the right idea can be a success.

Find out more about Star Lifestyle Management here.

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