Former Middlesbrough College Level 3 Business student Chloe Milson is going from strength to strength running her own independent custom shoe business.
Entrepreneurial Chloe always had dreams to open her own business and was inspired by her tutors at Middlesbrough College to make those dreams come true.
During the Covid-19 pandemic Chloe began a hobby painting and decorating shoes as a way to relax and cope with lockdown. After posting photographs of her designs on social media, Chloe gained a large amount of interest and began selling her creations to friends and family.
In November, Chloe took a leap of faith and set up her own studio at home. Now, Chloe is the owner of a well functioning and highly organised custom shoe business with customers coming from across the UK and beyond to purchase her products! Exciting developments are also underway for Chloe with local shoe retailers showing interest in her designs.
Chloe said: “I’m really enjoying running my own successful custom shoe business! The business has taken off over the last year with customers enquiring about my designs from as far away as America!
“I wouldn’t be where I am right now if it wasn’t for the skills and knowledge I learnt from Middlesbrough College. I would definitely recommend studying for a Business course at the College, especially if you plan to form a small business. They provide you with the skills and knowledge to successfully start your own company.
“The teaching was outstanding! My tutors definitely helped me to become independent and pushed me to take on new challenges. During my studies I gained knowledge and skills in finance, market research, marketing and business planning. This has all helped me massively when kick-starting my own business and I feel confident in my abilities to correctly market my products and keep track of my finances. I am actually using one of the business templates from course for my business now- it has been a huge help!
“I suffer with dyslexia and my mental health, however at Middlesbrough College the support that was available to me was second to none. All the staff at the College really helped and supported me throughout my studies.
“I’m now self-employed and running a successful business- I owe it all to Middlesbrough College!”
Check out Chloe’s custom shoe business here!
If like Chloe you have ambitions to own your own business, then take a look at Middlesbrough College’s business courses. Apply today to take your dreams higher this September!