26 years old female entrepreneur Amanda Jones is the co-founder of Red button design.
“I think everyone who embarks on starting an enterprise should have a healthy understanding of the risks they are taking,” says Amanda, “As diving in regardless is not to be recommended. It is a very personal commitment and everyone has different risks to weigh up. For me my greatest fear is that which ‘might have been’, best put by Mark Twain in one of my favourite quotes:
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
Here are some of her favourite quotes from Mark Twain.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Four things you don’t know about Amanda Jones…
1: I love to travel. For my 21st Birthday I was bought the ‘The Lonely Planet Travel Book’. It has a page for every country in the world. I stuck a post-it note to every page as a bookmark, and only remove the bookmarks once I have visited the country. My ultimate aim is to get rid of all the bookmarks!
2: When I was growing up I wanted to be a Forensic Pathologist (!)
3: Some people dream of retiring to a vineyard in Europe, I have aspirations of growing and roasting my own coffee in Asia. If I weren’t so busy with Red Button Design I’d love to run a gourmet coffee shop!
4: I am a Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce).
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