NDBA members share their experience by answering 10 questions.
This issue Elaine Isaac of Convallis Software is in the hot seat.
1. What was your first job?
I washed dishes in the coffee shop kitchen at the Royal & Fortescue Hotel, Barnstaple. After a while, I eventually got promoted to serving in the coffee shop. I was so happy when this happened: no more raw hands as there were no dishwashers back then, just good old washing up liquid and water plus hard work!
2. What is the best business advice you’ve ever received?
Don’t give up – I’m afraid that if I can’t do something, this is something easy to do. I have to keep reminding myself not to give up.
3. What do you enjoy most about business?
There is so much to enjoy about business, especially when it’s your own. I really enjoy meeting different people and learning about their businesses and, hopefully, being able to help them improve their businesses with the solutions that my business offers.
Read the rest of Elaine’s answers in Business Action online.
• With offices in North Devon and Exeter, Convallis Software have a track record of assisting clients from all over the South West and beyond to get the most from their IT, whether it be bespoke software, customer relationship management software, web sites or general advice. Specialising in database applications, we have helped many clients in various sectors over the years.