Bone appetit! Girl (13) as a delicacy for dogs, the company hopes to inspire the next entrepreneurs Ireland

  • Bone appetit! Girl (13) as a delicacy for dogs, the company hopes to inspire the next entrepreneurs Ireland
    Independent.t. E.
    Teenage girl (13) who has created a business making healthy dog wants to inspire the entrepreneurial spirit in others of a similar age.
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Teenage girl (13) who has created a business making healthy dog wants to inspire the entrepreneurial spirit in others of a similar age.

Limerick-based Emma was merged wakerobin was founded almost two years ago, creating dogs snacks and hearty pies, which she supports, healthier than conventional store-bought products.

“It all started when my aunt Caroline had adopted a French bulldog named George, who was ill and not able to digest normally treats,” Emma told the independent.t. E.

“So, I came up with some recipes and George went in leaps and bounds and was my head of the tester so far.”

After talking with the owner of the dog wine and coffee bar Chez Le Fab, LesleyAnne, Emma is invited to create on her own and created her first in tents, one of which included Riverfest in 2017.

Since then, the student sold her treats at numerous events and was invited to create bespoke Confectionery to local businesses.

“The Manager of one of the site here petmania in Limerick asked me to create a cake for dogs to their stores 10th birthday. I made a three-tiered carrot cake with cream cheese icing, just for dogs. I am now in negotiations with the petmania website about stocking my products,” said Emma.

Sports-mad teenager has already begun stock “about 20 packages a week” at a pet shop in Limerick, and participates in charity events for dogs trust and the children’s hospital of the street.

While the innovative company has attracted the attention of local media, and helped her make friends at home and abroad, Emma believes that there is a gap in terms of a network for young business people.

“I would like to meet with other entrepreneurs all over Ireland to share their experiences and learn from them. I’ve been doing this for about two years, so I went through the ropes. I think that will be very useful for others and for me to learn what inspires young people to establish their own business in the first place”.

Emma spent her summer school, promote its activities and is rotatable with the customer’s requirements and personal preferences leaning more to create individual cakes for dogs.

“I’m still going to do snacks, but I get to be a bit more creative with cakes, design using the names of the dogs.

“I want to continue to stack a lot of pet stores. Many people treat their dogs better than people. And I did my research, so I know that the nutrition dogs need.”

Starting second year in September, Emma will have to move away from Vicegeral a little as she focuses on her Junior certificate, of which business studies is one of her chosen subjects.

And although she has plans to continue to make and promote its pet products on the weekends, it’s another dream when she finishes education.

“I was just talking to my dad about this the other day and I wanted to do sports psychology. I’m a big fan of football and rowing, so I would love to help an athlete who may very talented, but something is going on behind the scenes that affects the performance of the pitch”.

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