The Ins and Outs of Growing a Business

The Body Shop, social entrepreneurship
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Anita Roddick: Keep Things Interesting

Before The Body Shop even began its push into the U.S. market in the early 1990s, the company was enjoying fast growth abroad. But success can do scary things to a company, says founder Anita Roddick. She told Inc. in 1990 why doing well caused her employees to lose some enthusiasm. "We're getting to a point where we can't fart without calling a meeting," she said. "And if I'm bored by them, and I run the bloody thing, Christ knows what other people must be thinking."