So today we caught up with Faith in Nature founder and busy bee Rivka Rose to find out what inspires her in business and why she is never without her trusty notebook.

Which individual has inspired you in your business?

When I envisaged my business, it was a model I had in mind rather than an actual individual. My vision was for a company with strong integrity providing good quality products to help people, especially those with sensitive skin. Those were the principles on which Faith in Nature was founded and still delivers on today.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?

An obstacle is a challenge yet to be conquered.

What items do you always have with you?

A notebook for scribbling down ideas in those light bulb moments. New product ideas, new green initiatives for our facilities, they all go in the book! I also always carry my phone, glasses and a picture of my family.

How do you make contacts that are useful for business?

By networking, being straight forward and approachable.

Tell us one tip that could prove invaluable in life or in business?

Be honest.

What is your business’s biggest asset?

It’s difficult to choose one. The team, our products, our price point, our customers…it’s all great and I am thankful for all.

What is your proudest achievement in business?

It’s pretty hard to top winning Female Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011. A close second is staying true to our cruelty free, green conscious approach over 40 years of business. In that time Faith in Nature has grown into a global brand, with award winning natural beauty, household and even baby care products.

Finding the life balance between work and home is the hardest challenge for any working woman and I’m still working at this!