Tag: business

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 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
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