How I started: Lessons in Entrepreneurship

Paula Corbett opened Palua Boutique in Leixlip, Co Kildare, in 2004.

11th May, 2014
Paula Corbett opened Palua Boutique in Leixlip, Co Kildare. Picture: Barbara Crepaldi

Paula Corbett opened Palua Boutique in Leixlip, Co Kildare, in 2004. Situated on Main Street, the shop employs two people and stocks smart, mid-range clothing for women aged 25 and over. Its labels include Denmark's Inwear, Part 2, White Stuff and Ilse Jacobsen and Ireland's FeeG and Luke Lovely.

I was just 24 when I set up Palua, but I had worked in fashion wholesale for several years before that, and had a very clear idea about what...

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