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Students Benefit from Etsy and Bridge 2 Business Partnership

Aspiring young entrepreneur Stevie Adams has taken advantage of Young Enterprise Scotland’s (YES’s) exclusive Etsy opportunity through Bridge 2 Business and added a global dimension to her business.

A first year NC Jewellery Design student, Stevie has discovered the thing she was made to do: design and create jewellery for other people. While working as a musician, Stevie began making merchandise and discovered her love for making things. Stevie then started watching YouTube tutorials in jewellery making and a real passion was ignited.

After friends started to order pieces from her, Stevie set up her own Facebook page and then a website for her business Indigo Aana. Now she has taken Etsy up on their offer to support up and coming entrepreneurs get their products on the global stage.

It was a huge learning curve for Stevie in the first instance however, the tips and support from the Etsy team have been great and she is now up and running and had two sales in the first month.

It’s great to use Etsy to gain a global presence for my designs; I’ve had customers from France and Australia and some interest from Japan and the U.S. It’s also great value and therefore low risk. Etsy also have teams you can join which is excellent for meeting like-minded people in your area

Stevie Adams

The low risk opportunity Etsy provides young entrepreneurs with is fantastic for the development of their businesses. Being able to showcase their products to a global audience within a supportive environment will help them grow their customer base. We are delighted that Etsy want to collaborate with Young Enterprise Scotland inspiring young people to learn and succeed through enterprise

Geoff Leask - CEO Young Enterprise Scotland

Etsy is a marketplace where people around the world connect, both online and offline, to make, sell and buy unique goods. By entering a special pass code Bridge 2 Business students can list their first 20 items for free on their Etsy shop.