Entrepreneurship has no age limit, is not gender based nor time based. It depends on how you manage your time. It gives her the freedom to run a business and to take care of her family. According to Wikipedia “Statistics show that in 2012, Asia-Pacific increased their international sales over 30% giving them over $433 billion in revenue. It is estimated that Asia-Pacific will increase by another 30% in the year 2013 putting them ahead by more than one-third of all global ecommerce sales. The largest online shopping day in the world is Singles Day, with sales just in Alibaba‘s sites at US$9.3 billion in 2014 ” So we decided to interview the 19 year old talented single mom. Michelle Klomp is the owner of Dutch Luxuries. All clothing are all made in USA. An online webshop at Instagram. Based in The Netherlands.
Why did you started this business?
I was walking with an idea to start a company for a year, but two months ago I decided to actually start. I want to work and to be able to build something myself. I have a son of two years old and I want to decide my own working hours, so I have enough time for my son. I like Online shopping so I wanted to combine this in a way I can make money out of it.
What are your struggles ?
In the beginning it was hard work ! No one knows about you so you need to do a lot of advertisement. You need to find a way to win their trust. Keep in mind you need to save capital to import the clothing. There are a lot of things to consider.
My goal is to own a profitable webshop. Instagram is just a beginning !
What are you proud of ?
I’m proud of myself, because I’m a single mom but still able to start my own company. People are finally buying and i’m happy I went through with it and hoping I can start a webshop in the near future.
Do you have any tips to share ?
My advise voor others will be : Do whatever you like ! Everything is possible as long if you give 100%. Let no one stop you, follow your dreams even if it’s something small.
Once she turned her mindset and set some goals nothing is stopping her !
Take a look on her Instagram ! Shop and Follow her !
with love ,