In the current pandemic small businesses are really suffering. As someone who works in the live event and wedding industry, I have felt the impact of Covid in a devastating way for my business. I started my business over four years ago with a passion for creating hand drawn artwork. I was creatively frustrated in the area I worked in and couldn’t get a job doing what I love and what I had trained for YEARS to do. I felt that my skills weren’t recognised or appreciated, “No thank you, I won’t work for free!” So I started my own business.
With ups and downs along the way, it really has been a steep learning curve. Along the way I have gotten support from so many wonderful small business owners. People just like me, who began their business with a fire burning in their belly for what they do. Special mention to the design and craft community, with no employees or boards to consult over challenges and opportunities it is these wonderful people & friends that I ring for advice.
So here it is, I have out together a short list of amazing Irish Businesses. Included in this list (90%) are businesses that I am proud to say I know the wonderful owner, creator, maker behind the brand. While the other percentage are businesses that I have bought from and really admire.
In this difficult time for small business, remember to support your local guy first.
It’ true what they say, everytime we get a sale, we do a little victory dance!