owner of the “Okhota” chain of stores
“Okhota” (“Hunting”) is a network of shops for hunting, fishing, tourism, sports, and leisure, which has a regional location in Kherson, Mykolaiv, Pervomaisk, and Uman. “The chain of stores has been on the market since 2002. The business’s main idea is to unite people with common interests, principles, and values, who love active recreation, profess a healthy lifestyle and protect nature. Over time, the business idea was added to the direction of social orientation, which provides support and assistance to socially vulnerable groups, orphanages, anti-terrorist operation participants, military service members, athletes, and others. With 18 years of experience working in Ukraine, it was still hard to believe that the whole business would stop. “In modern business, the experience of 18 years of existence can be considered mature. But this maturity has been acquired over time and has undergone many changes in the Ukrainian economy: currency fluctuations, the Revolution of Dignity, and now a pandemic. Until recently, we did not want to believe that the whole world would stop, but we must understand that life is the most valuable thing.” As for further plans, Tetyana does not plan to close the business. As a manager, I do not consider the option of closing the business. With the development of e-commerce, we have gathered like-minded people around each other, and from each unit of sold products, we set aside funds to help (purchase food kits) to vulnerable groups in cities where there is a chain of stores.