I’d definitely say working at Arcadia was the toughest year of my life. It was very bitchy and a negative atmosphere which I couldn’t thrive in. On my first day I was shown the toilet where I could go and cry... luckily I was only there for a year!
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For each bettercup sold we give one to a girl in need. My sister helped start, and now works at, a rural farm school in Zimbabwe and the idea came from wanting to provide the girls there with sustainable sanitary wear, enabling them to be in school and not worrying how they will get through their next period.
It gives me great pleasure to help women to make more money and feel more confident. I was recently able to donate £2000 to Refuge. This feels like a dream come true; I've wanted to support Refuge for as long as I can remember, and now all the profits from my Become Boss course go to them. It feels really good.
Something I’m having to learn to master in the wondrous world of running my own business, is the unpredictability of the retail industry.
Sales can flourish and go Whoosh! Kaboom! on a Tuesday but on Wednesday you find yourself Googling if there’s been a national WIFI outage because that Shopify sales ping has been discouragingly silent all day.