How I work: Emmy Håpnes, Business Development Manager at CupoNation

”My day begins with breakfast. It does not have to take more than five minutes. But I am completely dependent on having a moment, where I sit down and eat. Then I am ready.” “The startup I work for is expanding massively. Over the last year we went from 100 to 200 employees. That kind … Continue reading How I work: Emmy Håpnes, Business Development Manager at CupoNation

”My day begins with breakfast. It does not have to take more than five minutes. But I am completely dependent on having a moment, where I sit down and eat. Then I am ready.”

“The startup I work for is expanding massively. Over the last year we went from 100 to 200 employees. That kind of growth has forced us to focus on planning our work. The company sets concrete goals every three months, which is an important driver for my motivation. But my colleagues and I have the freedom to define how we get there. Too many fixed processes and sheets kill the creativity in a startup.”

“I once had a boss that inspired me. She broke the expectation patterns of the corporate world. It’s easy to put on the suit, look like a top performer and fit in, but she was herself. I try to remind myself that you can be successful, although you say something ridiculous once in a while. I am more creative, when the people around me know I am human.”

“Too many fixed processes and sheets kill the creativity”

“In a startup everything is a first time. The challenge is to accept chaos and establish routines as you move along.”

“Talk to people about what is difficult. Swallow your pride and ask your network for help instead of struggling with a challenge for three hours. Seek feedback on business ideas. Having a dream can be lonely, if you don’t share it.”

“My best working habit is that I don’t bring it home. No e-mail checking after I leave the office at 19.00. Then I’d rather put in an extra hour by the desk.”

Since January 2014 Emmy has been with CupoNation; a leading portal for discount vouchers that collaborates with thousands of webshops and has a presence in 15 markets. This year Emmy will coordinate CupoNation’s launch in Denmark.