After a few minor technical hitches I managed to watch the webcast of our Mothers of Invention Inspiring Entrepreneurs event last night.
Although the image was small and a bit grainy the sound was excellent and it almost felt like being there, particularly during the question and answer session.
Highlights for me were Liz Jackson the founder of Great Guns Marketing who had left school with just one GCSE, but through the help her first boss who became her mentor and an unofficial apprenticeship, has become a leader in her field.
Her top tips were:
- Don’t be a nearly man or women. Make every single day count. Pull your finger out and get on with it.
- Don’t believe in luck – Her definition of luck is where hard work meets opportunity.
- And a quote from Henry Ford I had not heard before. “If you think you can, or you think you can’t; you are absolutely right“
It was also fascinating to hear how difficult it was for Gurinder Chadha the director of Bend it Like Beckham to get funding for the film, even with a previous success under her belt.