SERY KORYCIŃSKIE – Agnieszka Bielec
What was the seed for what is now your food business?
SERY KORYCIŃSKIE developed when we took over the farm business from my parents. It was a dairy farm; we diversified and started to produce various types of cheese from the produce.
What has been the biggest challenge you have overcome or lesson you have learnt as a female food entrepreneur?
The hardest thing for me was to take over the farm from my parents. It was connected with the conviction of the older generations way of thinking about business management. Old traditions do not always work with a new approach to business which can be a hindering barrier.
What advice would you give to aspiring female food entrepreneurs?
- respect tradition, but also follow new trends in business
- constantly acquire new skills
- not to be afraid of failures, they always happen, and we gain experience on them
If there was training available for you before you set up your business would you use it, or did you do any training.
I felt that I didn’t need any additional training.
If you were interested in engaging with training/further training what areas would be of most interest to you?
As I mentioned in my advice to women, we gain experience throughout our lives, so it is important to keep gaining new skills. Even though we are quite well-known brand already, and we sell what we produce, I would love to take part in an online marketing training. It is a newly evolving area of trading and communication that is essential for FFEs in this technology era.