Emma Welsh (Co-Founder at Emma & Toms): How to leave the 9-5 and start your own business

Kym Huynh —  August 1, 2018 — Leave a comment

“Business is a lot about problem solving. Still now, I feel like most of my time is spent problem solving and working out solutions.” – Emma Welsh

“For someone thinking about going into their own business, it’s good to be comfortable with change. Change is always going to happen. Things are never going to go to plan.” – Emma Welsh

“This thing of having the right or perfect idea: Our idea was to have a juice business. We’ve moved into healthy drinks and snacks. My idea was to never be in distribution. I now have 40 vans on the road.” – Emma Welsh

“Tom and I had both worked for large companies. We were both used to having colleagues. And we were both used to having plenty of money to spend. I don’t think we were nearly thrifty enough [at Emma & Tom’s]. We hired too many people too quickly.” – Emma Welsh

“At the start it’s so hard to get money coming into the door, and it’s so hard to be profitable. We would have been better off if we hadn’t hired so many people and had done a lot of those things ourselves.” – Emma Welsh

“It’s hard to make that final profit that ends up in your pocket.” – Emma Welsh

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