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admin said in January 26th, 2009 at 5:59 pm

(1) When Peter and I decided to set up a recycling company together, lots of people warned us not to risk it.

(2)They said there was a good chance that a recession was on its way, that people no longer invested in our line of business, and that those that did preferred to work from tax havens like Gibraltar.

(1) We came in for a lot of criticism for our optimism in those days, but we held fast to our beliefs and we didn’t give way on anything of our original plan.

(1) As with all new businesses, the first months were hard – we were overworked and underpaid. In fact it got to the point where we had to go overdrawn at the bank.

(0,5)But even in those hard times, neither of us regretted trying to fulfil our dreams.

(1) Now, after six years, our business is hailed as a success. We have a staff of 10 and have recently struck a deal with a leading German company.

(2)Our success is due in part to our relationship. While Peter is nowhere near as efficient as me at public relations, he is by far the best when it comes to setting out goals and getting projects under way.

(1,5)What we would like to do next is to take out a mortgage on the offices we are renting at the moment, but that’s turning out to be more complex than we imagined. We’ll see what happens.

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