Penina Shepherd, Q&A Mid Sussex Expo

by Sonny Cutting

Get inspired by our opening keynote speaker, the wonderful Penina Shepherd - an award-winning entrepreneur, the author of the inspirational book The Freedom Revolution and founder of the innovative Law Firm, Acumen Business Law. During her opening speech, Penina will be sharing her groundbreaking approach to being a remarkable business person in a new and extraordinary business world, but before that we've had a Q&A done to find out a little more about her. :-)

Penina Shepherd: Q&A / July 2017

Q. Can you explain what you do in a single sentence?
Award winning Entrepreneur, Speaker, Author of The Freedom Revolution, Business Lawyer and Founder of FT's Top 50 Innovative Law Firm ACUMEN BUSINESS LAW

Q. How would you describe your working style?
Creative - everything we all do in our life and work is about creative solutions. In my work creative approach applies to my legal work, business development or internal business management work.

Q. What made you decide to start your own business?
A passion for making a change in the legal industry.

Q. What has been the most surprising thing about having your own business?
Ending up with another family.

Q. What’s the most important thing you’ve learnt so far in your career?
Never answer questionnaires.

Q. What advice would you give to entrepreneurs starting out on their business journey?
To follow their passion and never give up.  Everything you want is on the other side of fear.

Q. How do you approach challenges in your career?
With excitement.

Q. What do you think are the biggest challenges facing businesses and entrepreneurs in the current market?
Standing out and getting noticed.

Q. What mottos or philosophies do you use in your working life?
If you think you can or you think you can’t – you’re right! (Henry Ford)

Q. What one item could you not do your job without?
Passion.

We would like to thank Penina Shepherd for taking the time out to answer our Q&A for the Mid Sussex Expo 2017.