Teenager Buys Shop Where She Worked On Saturdays

14/08/2014 16:54 | Updated 22 May 2015

Teenager buys whop where she worked on Saturdays

For many people, the image of a typical teenager is an untidy slob who spends half the day in bed and the rest playing video games.

But 18-year-old Molly Clegg is proof that there are many inspiring, hard-working, entrepreneurial teens out there.

After working hard to pay for her studies by working in a shop on Saturdays, she decided that university wasn't quite what she wanted – and so bought the shop!

Molly had just completed her A-levels and was considering going to university when the opportunity arose to take over Murano Silver jewellers in Market Deeping, Lincolnshire.

Molly, who has dreamt of working in the shop since she was a child, was thrilled when she managed to buy the business from her boss and is looking forward to a glittering career.

"The shop opened when I was 10 and I used to go in and buy earrings with my pocket money, then I managed to get a Saturday job there about a year ago," said Molly.

"I had considered going to university, but I couldn't decide what to study and when the opportunity came up to buy the shop I knew it was what I really wanted to do.

"I feel incredibly lucky and love it so much, I don't feel I am missing out by not going to university. I'm learning a huge amount on the job."

The money used to buy the shop was a combination of Molly's savings and 10 years' worth of savings from her parents. Her father is an engineer and her mother is a housewife.

Molly bought the business name, domain name, assets, and is paying a lease on the shop.

Molly left school with four A-levels and has always been entrepreneurial. When she was 13 she started making bead necklaces and bracelets to sell to her friends.

She now sells her own designs, under the label Made by Molly, as well as classic silver pieces and unusual mixed metal jewellery.

She said: "My parents have been very supportive and help me out when I get stuck. My friends all think it's great and are looking forward to seeing the shop when they're back from university."


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