NAME: Agata Karyś
ORGANIZATION: Pub "Life is Beautiful"
My Background and Career
Restaurant "Life is Beautiful" was founded by Agata Karyś in 2003. But this is not my only company. I am also vice president of the company "Studio of Fine Arts," which is an architectural agency and deals mainly with the design and execution of contracts, mainly for the city of Rzeszow, eg renovation of cemeteries, nursery design. In addition, I also have and run a liquor store. Pub "Life is Beautiful" is located in the center of Rzeszów, next to Town Hall l. Initially, I’ve lived with my husband in Krakow, where we studied and started a family. Before becoming a mom, I worked in radio RMF FM. Then, the next few years I was a housewife and took care of children. Finally I turned back to Rzeszów, my hometown in order to save the family business and help my father in-law. It turned out that in a building that belonged to the family was some free premises. When the family persuaded me to set up my own business I decided to create a pub, "Life is Beautiful".
Family. it is difficult to reconcile work and family, especially if the spouse is in a different place and everything is only one head. With the support and help of my parents and parents in-laws, I can adjust my career to family and children.
Others. Which ones? The only difficulty which I had to face was the fact that the building in which we are located is a listed building. And there are some problems, for example, with maintenance.
Opportunities: family support, belief in your abilities, discipline, money, idea for business, taking a risk, good team of workers
Threats: competition, changes in legislation, rising taxes and employment costs, uncertainty in the financial market
I easily adapt myself to changes.
I know and I use the required techniques to do a good job.
I easily spread and transmit information.
I schedule activities and organise myself easily.
I solve problems and I find solutions.
I like to have objectives and to reach my goals.
I am able to quickly make up my mind.
I know how to manage all my activities (at work and in my private life).
Hints & Tips
Lucky Saying: “ Life, really, is beautiful”
Suggestions and advice to give to women :
I would advised other women to try the things that I have in my life. For several years I was a typical "wife with husband", dedicating my career in radio for the family. But I had to stand on my own feet. I did not want to sit at home and wait for everything "it falls from the sky." The basis for the good running of the company is the right choice of employees. A woman who, as she starts from scratch and she learns from their mistakes, can not help herself. The key to success is to have a good, young and operative manager who will lead us to success. Children and families are not any obstacle. You only need to really want.
Assets to be developed: initial capital to start a business, a good idea, well-coordinated team
Weaknesses to overcome: fear of failure, lack of endurance, poor work organization