Please tell us what is a typical business day for you?
Big businesses don't realise how they crush us small businesses by taking their time to pay. When you are first starting out this has to be the toughest aspect of managing any business. If we need materials or services we have to pay, then we have to wait 30, 45 and sometimes 60 days for payments to reach us.
Every step, every disappointment, every celebration and person that came in to our lives and business did so for a reason. I wouldn't go back and change a thing. The only thing I could possibly think of was to chose a better accountant when we were first starting out, we made a number of mistakes through lack of understanding of our own numbers! Always know your numbers, that is what my own business mentee has drummed in to me.
my own daughters one day! The world is full of people who tell you all the things you cant do or what you will never achieve, my advice is thank them for their opinions and move on, keep your focus and prove them wrong. I truly believe you can achieve anything if you try hard enough. Surround yourself with the right people, do the right thing in terms of helping others and above all, dream big!
I love being my own boss and managing my own time. I am passionate about women and youth in terms of their progression and as Warren Buffet says, “There comes a time when you ought to start doing what you want. Take a job that you love. You will jump out of bed in the morning” I jump out of bed every morning because I love what I do and I love the opportunities I create for others, who wouldn't want that job!
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