Earlier this month, Donna Stephenson was invited to Socialway eServices Ltd #socialcast for a discussion on the topic of #startingfromscratch. Here is a summary of what was discussed. Watch the full podcast below.
Starting a business from scratch is a daunting task, but one that can be incredibly rewarding. I’ve experienced the highs and lows of establishing and growing a business, facing challenges head-on and reaping the rewards of the hard work by myself and my exceptional team.
In the social cast I share stories from my personal journey, including my move to Cyprus from England two decades ago, establishing a recruiting company that became a leader in the country, selling the company, and taking a career break to have family time, travel and to try something new.
We discussed how I was inspired to establish a new business, Emerald Zebra, a leading niche recruitment agency in Cyprus, hiring a new team, work-life balance, exploring new side projects and collaborations, and the importance of finding your niche, doing your research, seeking advice and mentors, and investing in hiring skilled individuals to help delegate tasks and create an equitable working environment.
Throughout my journey, I’ve learned that taking risks and trying new things is essential to success, and no matter what the outcome, it’s essential to enjoy the journey.
If you don’t try, you’ll never know if your idea can be fruitful. So take that leap of faith and embrace the journey with no regrets!
Thank you Orestis Michael for the very nice discussion and opportunity to contribute my story to your social cast series “starting from scratch”.