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TODAY'S ENTREPRENEUR ADVICE
The biggest advice I can give to a start up is....
"Just be yourself and do things the way you planned before. Of course you will get lots of advice, but take what you think fits best with your own idea - nothing else. Keep positive people close to you."
- Joselyne Umutoniwase founded Rwanda Clothing Home Ltd in Rwanda in 2010. Joselyne is a fashion designer who specializes in colorful print designs and combining African fabrics with international styles. Her designs have been sold all over Africa and now she wants people in Europe and America to be dressed in Rwanda Clothing.
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100 LIONESSES PROJECT
Any successful business knows that to attract and retain the best people and the best clients, it takes a winning culture - one that celebrates success and recognizes the people who help the business to get there. So how do you create that all important winning culture in a fledgling business? It starts with encouraging everyone in the business, from founders to shareholders, full-time employees to freelancers, to share their new ideas and to bring them into the business to help it grow. It continues by acknowledging every day the small acts of innovation that help make the business better and more creative. It builds by making every person that is part of the business journey feel valued and an integral part of making the mission and vision a reality. That’s how you create a winning culture in the business.
Did you know that it’s World Sleep Day today? I was reminded of this fact as I re-read Ariana Huffington’s great book, The Sleep Revolution, this week. It’s a wake-up call (excuse the pun) for all of us entrepreneurs out there who don’t get enough sleep each day and a reminder that sleep is key to our success, in business and in life. Sleep is not just vital for our health, but also critical to helping us achieve our goals. In today’s increasingly connected world, where our smartphones and other devices seem to rule our waking hours and increasingly encroach into our sleeping hours, we need to ensure we are recharging our own personal batteries each day by getting a really great night of uninterrupted sleep. As Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and author of Lean In, says: “Sometimes we need to sleep in to lean in!”
Have yourself an inspired entrepreneurial day! - Melanie