Last week, a major talking point at the Web Summit was the lack of Irish women in business. Ireland has the lowest rate of female entrepreneurs for the whole of Europe . And yet some woman are daring to buck the trend and take the big step into being their own boss. However, TheLiberal.ie sat down this week with one such woman, Caroline Hunt.
Caroline founded Pursha.com last may and is now established as the place in Ireland to go for authentic pre loved designer handbags.
“I really wanted to go into business for myself,” says Caroline, “I love the challenge of it and the fact my business was also my passion. Pursha is all about supplying the best pre-loved designer handbags to Ireland and Worldwide.”
Pursha.com is unique as they are the only company to guarantee the authenticity of what they sell by providing a 100% money back guarantee (one which has never been called on). Pursha.com sells designer handbags with at least 50% off retail and are normally difficult to source or impossible to find in Ireland .
Caroline thinks that any woman who has a business idea should go for it, she says: “life is too short for what if’s and could have been, there is a risk in going out on your own but the thrills and rewards more than make up for it”. Caroline envisages the buisness growing ever bigger and expanding into other accessories (designer of course) in the coming year. “That’s the beauty of being your own boss, you can decide what, how and when you’re going to do something with your business! Plus, I can fit it around my kids which is priceless to me!”
As a welcome to TheLiberal.ie readers, Pursha.com are offering 20% off any bag with the code liberal20. Offer available until November 30th, terms and condition apply .