Magazine article Management Today

Accelerator: Keep It Legal - Q & A

Magazine article Management Today

Accelerator: Keep It Legal - Q & A

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Maxine Raphael founder of Maxine Raphael Specialist Transport and accelerator editorial advisory board member.

WHY DID YOU SET UP YOUR OWN BUSINESS?

I left my job as a transport manager for an international trucking firm with the intention to work for myself doing what I loved - driving a van. I didn't envisage the potential for so much growth, for it to become the business it is today. I realised that there was a space in the market for the service I wanted to provide; I was always searching for sub-contractors who were trustworthy, reliable and charged a reflective rate for their service; there was never enough of them.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT RUNNING YOUR OWN BUSINESS?

Everything! It is my way of life. The variety and opportunities are unlimited.

WHAT DO YOU HATE ABOUT IT?

The occasional loneliness, getting the cash to flow in the right direction and the bank to understand you and your needs, recruiting the right staff, and fighting the urge to work 25 hours a day. …

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