Businesses Still Opening despite the odds ..

Karizma - Turkish Barbers

Karizma - Turkish Barbers

Despite the odds new businesses are still opening up in the middle of this economic climate.

What is this due to ?

Is this an entrepreneurial spirit that just cannot be crushed? – unique individuals, who despite bucket loads of advice not to do so, struggles to raise finance from powerless and frightened bankers,  little incentive to even bother trying and poor support from any government bodies – and they still decide to risk their money without a safety net and take the ultimate plunge and open up a “new business”.

Thank God – the landlords, the shop fitters, the signage guys, the staff, the local councils and the revenue all benefit & maybe the odd Marketing & PR Company!

I absolutely celebrate inside when I pass these new stores/businesses.

Long live the entrepreneurial spirit, it won’t be broken!

Greg Canty is a partner of Fuzion Communications

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3 Responses to “Businesses Still Opening despite the odds ..”

  1. Sam Says:

    I saw this place too and thought the same thing. I saw when it was O’Briens they were looking for 60k rent a year in that place. Wonder if they were able to fight it down much. Landlords in Cork need a bit of a kick in the ass long with the City Council, but I won’t get started on that, that’s a whole blog post in it’s self.

  2. Rudy de Groot Says:

    Great place, go there regularly to get a hot towel shave. At 15 Euro must be lowest price in Cork, I reckon it is underpriced. Great service ! Delighted to see people taking the initiative and starting a business in the current climate

  3. Greg Canty Says:

    I must try it out Rudy !

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