Talking Point: Cottage chic a crafty route to success
Starting a retail business on €2,000 may sound like a tall order, but Michelle McGuirk has seen just such a boot-strapped start-up go from strength to strength.
Starting a retail business on €2,000 may sound like a tall order, but Michelle McGuirk's entrepreneurial flare has seen just such a boot-strapped start-up go from strength to strength.
McGuirk established A Room in the Cottage (aroominthecottage.com) in March 2012 to sell her handmade range of cushions, aprons, tote bags and other vintage-inspired items.
The business is situated in the village of Rosenallis in Co Laois, but McGuirk boosted her sales potential early on by...
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