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Ashley Morrison

AEM Accountancy
Alloa, United Kingdom

Ashley Morrison is a qualified accountant, having set up her practice in 2015. Based in Alloa, they try to forge close relationships with all their clients to help support them grow their business

60-Second Interview

Who was your biggest hero when you were younger?
My biggest hero when I was younger was Mark Spitz, a former American swimmer who won nine Olympic gold medals. Shows that hard work and determination is required to get where you want to be!
What has been your biggest challenge so far with your business?
I think with a small start up business, everything is a challenge. I think the biggest challenge is create a healthy work, life balance. When you run your own business, it can be very easy to let it consume you.
Who is it that keeps you going through any tough times?
I think it's really important when you are self-employed to have a good support network around you. My daughter, husband and family keep me going when things are tough. It doesn't matter how tough things are, there are always other worse off!
What is it that gets you out your bed in the morning?
My 4 year old normally jumps into bed in the morning! I do love what I do so I want to come to work every day (and maybe some cheeky weekends)!
How do you define success?
For me, it is knowing that I truly love what I do and having a reputation that I do it well.
If you could give your "teenage self" one piece of advice, what would it be?
Work hard, don't be greedy, surround yourself with positive people and be patient - it always works out and the hard work pays off!