Francesca Hodgson

Francesca Hodgson

Co-Founder & Managing Director at GoodBox

United Kingdom
Member since January 22, 2020
Co-Founder & Managing Director at GoodBox Quote_down
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Why did you start your company or why do you want to innovate inside your company?

I have been fortunate to work alongside many wonderful UK charities in a prior corporate role and I started my career working in house for the World Cancer Research Fund. Non-Profit organisations are the backbone of our communities and touch all our lives. Yet in our increasingly cashless society it was evident that there was a clear need to provide the sector with innovation to ensure revenues and reach are sustainable in the digital age. I feel incredibly passionate about technology and the value it can bring to us all.

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

Every day has its challenges but that is what makes life exciting. Overcoming challenges is a reward in its own right. It is incredibly fulfilling to work on something you are passionate about and to be able to build a diverse team united by the vision and mission of the company.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs/innovators make?

We all make mistakes, many of them. As an entrepreneur you find yourself having to be a master of everything from HR to fundraising. Every journey is different and to get knocked down and not get back up, that would be the number one mistake. Mistakes to me are only an indication that you have to look at another way to achieve a desired outcome.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

You are smarter than you give yourself credit for. There is a wealth of support networks out there that you can access, so network, network, network! Brand, vision and company culture are key in supporting your ambitions.