'The internet is our everything': running a small business in rural Ireland – image.ie

Leaving cities for home places in rural Ireland has been a necessity for many during the pandemic, and now it is quickly looking like an appealing long-term prospect. But how feasible is it? We catch up with a small business owner who left Cork City

Although she always wanted to run her own small business, Olya Bazyliuk paid her bills by working in the cities of St. Petersburg and Cork doing IT, social media management and portrait photography. However, two years ago, her position was made redundant at Apple and she saw it as her chance.

“I thought that it was destiny to start doing something I was passionate about. First, I started as a soap maker, and then last summer I created Little Leaves Studio, selling air plants and macrame. At first, my only clients were friends and family members, but soon word of mouth worked and people began to arrive.”

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