“Do it now, if you’re looking into it, just do it, because if you’re not going to do it tomorrow you can do it today” Simon from Duke Gifts

Duke Gifts is all about printed personalised gifts, there’s now a lot of people doing a similar thing, but when Simon started it was all about his graphic design being the best of the best! All of the products on the site are made by Simon himself, and then printed onto physical items such as mugs, teddy bears, bottles, money boxes… Just a whole host of items. You won’t find these items anywhere else in the world, they are totally unique. The company now sells over 200 items a day starting in February 2014, so the company has really set off “Snowball” start.

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Some thoughts from the interview

“All our items titles are very unique, we use numbers codes for the products”

“We make hundreds off unique designs filling in a niche”

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“Work in an area that you really love otherwise it’s just not going to happen” Jenny from D For Dog

D for Dog began life in June 2004 as a dog photo gallery and shrine. Jenny Prevel took inspiration from her dogs Boycie and Berkeley to grow the site considerably since then to include dog news, events, articles and funnies, plus deaf dog information, a friendly dog forum, and of course an online shop for dog accessories.

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Some thoughts from the interview

“There’s no point being like a pet shop, it’s all stuff I’ve found and thought ‘Wow I’d buy that for my dog’”

“All my items are handpicked by me and I think that it does show”

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“If you have sales you can overcome most problems, if you have the best plan in the world and no sales that’s insurmountable” Daniel from Shellac Nails

Daniel started Shellac Nails in November 2012 with help from an Enterprise Ireland New Frontiers Course which works with start-ups. Initially planning to supply medical statistical data to global pharmaceutical companies. He had a talent for sourcing products from external markets and with a hint that Shellac Gel was the next best thing to hit the market, Daniel took the plunge to start his own Shellac Nails business.

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Some thoughts from the interview

“We are active on 12 different online platforms, we sell on Amazon, eBay, our own website and we also supply directly to beauticians”

“We have supplied to every country in the EU, we have supplied as far as Japan, Australia, New Zealand, America and Canada”

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“Never over-promise and un-deliver, if you’re making a commitment to the customer you’ve got to follow that through every time” Alan from HardwareIreland.ie

HardwareIreland was started by Alan and is now seen as the online presence of expert hardware Crumlin. They have been serving their local area for the past 15 years from their store, but have recently taken to the internet to expand their eCommerce service!

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Some thoughts from the interview

“It was supposed to be a catalogue but now it’s a standalone website

“You have to get your margins right”

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