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first_imgBUSINESS PROFILE WITH THE DONEGAL ARTIST FIONA HIGGINSDonegaldaily.com: What is your career and what do you do?Fiona: I am an artist working in batik on silk and oil on canvas, I do paintings of the Donegal landscape. Donegaldaily.com:Tell us about your first job and how much were you paid?Fiona: In 1993, I was an art teacher in a secondary school in Northern Ireland,  I was paid £10 an hour.Donegaldaily.com:What was your first success in business?Fiona: My solo exhibition in Lincoln, England. Donegaldaily.com:Name the one local or international business person you look up to?Fiona: Joe Mangan, of Mangan Tours.Donegaldaily.com:What has been your biggest mistake in business?Fiona: Not researching before I bought equipment.Donegaldaily.com:What is the most valuable piece of advice you have ever been given? Fiona: When something goes wrong put it down to experience and move on.Donegaldaily.com: What advice would you give to someone starting out in business today?Fiona: Believe in what you are doing, don’t give up, Market your business, don’t be the best kept secret.Donegaldaily.com:What one item would you take with you to a desert island and why? Fiona: Camera, The landscape always changes, if I saw a sunset I would want to capture it, the next one would never be the same.Donegaldaily.com: What item can you not do without?Fiona: CameraDonegaldaily.com: What item would you prefer to do without?Fiona: TelevisionDonegaldaily.com: What do you do in your spare time (if you have any)?Fiona: Make quilts, bakeDonegaldaily.com: When will you retire?Fiona: Will probably always paint.Donegaldaily.com: What’s your tip to surviving the recession?Fiona: Change to meet peoples needs, good service will always keep a customer, be honest.Donegaldaily.com: What one thing would you do if you were Finance Minister to help business?Fiona: Encourage people to spend money if they can afford it, try to get rid of the fear in the country.BUSINESS PROFILE: ARTIST FIONA HIGGINS was last modified: December 13th, 2010 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more