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Daniela Rodriguez-Coelho | UK | FIND A SYSTEM!

I'm 32 years old, and I started this business a couple of years ago with my husband looking to inspire values of natural living into a more mainstream level. I've always perceived from others that the idea of sustainable living with the environment seems boring to them, so my idea was getting into this area to make it a part of our practical living and also to inspire more love for nature. Forest Homes helps you design indoor spaces connected to nature. We offer interior decor full of innovation and nature stimulation to make you feel better while indoors.

What were the biggest initial hurdles to building your business and how did you overcome them?

Organizing my time to work effectively on my own, and understanding about financial planning. I'm still trying to overcome these challenges but I'm improving with the help of counselling.

Did you ever deal with contention from your family and friends concerning your entrepreneurial pursuits?

How did you handle it? What would you do differently in hindsight?

They weren't so confident of my project at the beginning and this kind of made me insecure but after seeing all the path that I've walked through they admire all the successes and now they encourage all my efforts.

What would you say was the single most influential factor in your business success?

I think the most important thing is determination and finding a system that works well for you.

What do you know today that you wish you would have known when you first got started as an entrepreneur?

When looking for partners, look for those that have the qualities that you lack.

What advice would you give to an upcoming young and old entrepreneur locally and internationally?

You can listen to other's advices in how to better manage your business, but it's crucial to follow your gut in deciding on which path to take. This will make you advance more strongly and decidedly.



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