Be willing to learn

So, what’s my best advice to anyone starting out? Ask yourself why you think it’s a good idea and write it down. If you read it back and believe it – do it.

In the beginning I had brown hair. Now, it’s white

Ideas are currency. Get the right one and it’s worth more than a smile – it’s the stuff that builds companies.

I became a pilot fish

Setting up my business coincided with a change in location and life stages.

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I’ll spend the first four sharpening the axe

Tomorrow is another day, so make sure your business will be there. I've learnt that you need help if you are to be able to do it all.

It’s about the No’s

You also need discipline so you don’t become too busy, and to possess a self-belief that stops you from taking rejection to heart.