Faith – Hope – Love

Trade Necessity A long time ago when new transportation techniques emerged, it created new jobs like the traveling merchant and local trader. Where you could buy new and different products from other places then your own. There was a natural balance between the buyer and seller because goods or services were exchanged based on necessity. […]

Location, Location, Location

The first location We lived and worked where the food was available by nature. Where your family and beloved ones belonged to a close(d) community. You only moved somewhere else if there was a real and functional need to leave. Communications was easy as your living and working space was in the same area. We […]

Failure is an option!

Failure is an integrated part of our business-life. During your endeavors you might encounter problems, but does this mean you failed? When a project did not finish successfully, or a product is not selling, does this mean you totally failed as a business-person? No, it might be a major setback but it’s not the end […]

Company culture is underrated

When we talk about cultural differences we tend to think about differences in national cultures. But being involved in several projects with people from different backgrounds and sectors, I noticed that even within one country, there are some cultural hurdles to overcome. Within a country differences migth occur based on regional heritage, religion, history, local […]

Student Companies

As I’m active as a volunteer for the non-profit organization “Jong Ondernemen” (Young Entrepreneurship) I would like to share with you about the concept, of students running a company. This related to the topic that Entrepreneurship is for everyone. Jong Ondernemen offer programs for students to setup, run, and close a company during a 1 year […]

Entrepreneurship is the ideal vehicle to develop you character

Trading, or Entrepreneurship, is actually about coming out of your comfort zone. Working in or with areas you do not know at all, or are not quite familiar with. As such you have to make decisions which have unforeseen outcomes. This involves to take some risks, but as you have to proceed with your business […]

Entrepreneurship is for everyone

A lot of people are starting their business these days. Some out of curiosity, some because they think they know better as their boss, others because they invented a cool product or for other reasons. Entrepreneurship or being a business person is not only for the rich, the smart trade people, or people with a […]

Entrepreneurial success is based on your personality

Is a business person born with a different DNA, or can it be learned? Is it because some people have a different education or are born in different (better) circumstances? I believe that an entrepreneur is not a different person as in private life. As an entrepreneur you bring all the skills and knowledge from […]