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Alice Weightman, Founder of Hanson Search: Be realistic with your time - Brought to you by NatWest

Alice Weightman, Founder of Hanson Search: Be realistic with your time - Brought to you by NatWest

Monday, 25 February 2019

Weightman started headhunting firm Hanson Search in 2002, and founded her second business The Work Crowd in 2015. Weightman says her key driver in both ventures has been a desire to challenge the traditional 9-5 business model. Hard work is in her DNA.

 

“Nothing replaces that,” she says. “If you don’t put the hours in, you’ll never get your business off the ground – and that comes with having to make sacrifices with family and friends. You’re taking big risks when launching a business and you can never be certain of success – so you need to weigh all that up,” she says.

 

Top tip: “Decide what’s important to you, pull in help and don’t live in a world of guilt. As someone once told me, it’s a wasted emotion.”

 

 

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