Tag: advice

by Karla Reffold / on 25 May, 2017

How can you spot a fake entrepreneur?

Anyone that suggests that failure is an option, should not start their own business. I have spoken to people who make comments such as, “I’m going to give it 6 months and see how it goes” or “I can always go back to my
by Karla Reffold / on 24 April, 2017

What makes a great company culture

Company culture is the difference between enjoying where you work, and hating each day. Guided, but not controlled, by the leadership team, the people of the business make the culture. For BeecherMadden, honesty and respect are the cornerstones of our company culture. We expect,
by Karla Reffold / on 24 March, 2017

Advice to prospective business owners

I wish I had known that you wouldn’t be able to keep everyone happy and that’s OK. If you are going to get the best deal from a supplier, they may not like you. And not all your staff will stay, or be on
by Karla Reffold / on 10 February, 2017

How can men support women in tech?

Men need to acknowledge that there is a problem; once that happens we can start to change the problems women in tech face.   I often speak on women in cyber security and i am always met with comments from men who tell me
by Karla Reffold / on 24 January, 2017

Unexpected lessons from starting a business

Be prepared to face some criticism that you have to ignore. Not everyone will understand your decisions, maybe because they don’t have all the facts, don’t agree or don’t understand the pressures that come with a start-up. Worse than being criticised is not always
by Karla Reffold / on 10 January, 2017

Career mistakes women make

Women regularly sell themselves short when applying, or more often choosing not to apply, for the next career move. When dealing with female candidates, they are less likely to cite career progression as a reason for changing jobs and we see less job applications
by Karla Reffold / on 20 July, 2016

Career advice for women in cyber jobs

With women earning up to 30% more than men in cyber security, it is a great career path. But women make up less than 15% of the industry. So how can you take advantage of this to move your career forward quickly? And if
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