NAME: Joanna Wapińska-Bawół
ORGANIZATION: Medical Store " PROFAMILIA"
My Background and Career
More than 10 years ago I started my first business, a shop with furniture and decorative things for houses. Unfortunately, after several years I had to close down the store because of strong competition. In the meantime I’ve had tried to work as financial adviser in insurance sector and then in banking sector. None of the jobs were satisfying to me and in 2011 I decided to start one more time my own company. In the new open private maternity hospital in Rzeszow I’ve open up a medical store. My store offers wide assortment of products for mothers and children from all different national and international companies. My new project is an online store to reach more clients.
Family. combine work with being a single mother with two children.
faith in your abilities, perseverance in action, good advisory services, financial security,
intense competition in the market, unfair rivalry dumping prices, the financial crisis, the lack of professional support, the high cost of renting premises and other current expenses
I don’t hesitate to ask for advice.
I am able to use the experience and advice of others.
I like to have objectives and to reach my goals.
I am able to quickly make up my mind.
Personal development through my job is important
The personal development of people working with me is important.
I am able to learn and put into practice new information in my work.
I easily adapt myself to changes.
I know and I use the required techniques to do a good job.
Hints & Tips
Suggestions and advice to give to women:
If you think positively but realistically about your idea, then you should start to act so as not to be too late, because you may find that someone does it first and you'll regret that you did not take the risk.
Assets to be developed:
enthusiasm, courage, prudence, consulting, support from loved ones, good team
Weaknesses to overcome:
disbelief in the possibility of success, and success might compromise and stop any entrepreneurship.