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.”