The Story Exchange, Dana FurješováYour Name: Dana Furješová

Business Name: Ing.Dana Furješová-LINKA,SK-Linka s.r.o, a consulting company for retail and wholesale activities

Type of Business: Design/Marketing & PR

Business Location: Slovakia

Reason for starting
I started my business in 1992, when my youngest son was 2 years old, and I had just lost job in chemistry. Now I have 120m2 stationery, and I make marketing for businesses, schools, offices and I also sell wallpapers. I also work in interior design. For the last 2 years, I have been working in NGOs to help women start their own businesses. Entrepreneurship is my way of life, to be the boss of my own life, and to make a difference for another people.

How do you define success?
To survive in business as a woman with a family and two children for 20 years.

Biggest Success
To have a good reputation in business and have a wonderful family.

What is your top challenge and how have you addressed it?
To cooperate with women and successful people all around the world so I study languages and use every possibility to meet businesswomen and businessmen. I enjoy working with interesting and creative people and they usually challenge me the most.

Who is your most important role model?
Successful women with good hearts.