Products that inspire

2019-06-19T09:43:18+02:00

Products that inspire An entrepreneur’s product is something that comes from personal beliefs and passion. In the first Chapter, we mentioned mastery. Mastery is not just about development of skills; it is also about the growth of the quality of products and services. The best way I have found to grow in the quality of my [...]

Products that inspire2019-06-19T09:43:18+02:00

Co-Creating with your customer

2019-06-19T09:41:44+02:00

Co-Creating with your customer As an architect, I, Paul, was trained to design houses and buildings according to the needs of the people who would live or work in these buildings. The design process always started in collaboration with the customer. If I had to design a house for a family, then I first sat down [...]

Co-Creating with your customer2019-06-19T09:41:44+02:00

There is more than enough work

2019-06-19T09:42:29+02:00

There is more than enough work As consultant I am in the industry of supporting and advising businesses to grow and design their unique business. This means that my target market can be broadly defined as any individual and company who want to either start a business or grow a current business. In South Africa alone [...]

There is more than enough work2019-06-19T09:42:29+02:00

Design the customer experience

2019-06-19T09:44:09+02:00

Design the customer experience Customers determine the very existence of companies. If it were not for them, we would not have any businesses – a simple truth. As an entrepreneur, your initial customer experiences will set the tone for future customer experiences, so don’t leave this to fate. Intentionally design healthy experiences for your customers [...]

Design the customer experience2019-06-19T09:44:09+02:00

Make your customers raving fans

2019-06-19T09:44:59+02:00

Make your customers raving fans Inspire your customers, don’t just give them customer service! Fifteen hundred years ago St. Augustine said: "The fire must first burn in you, before you can ignite it in the other!" In other words: you must be inspired before you can inspire someone else. To maintain inspiration we use the ‘four faces’ [...]

Make your customers raving fans2019-06-19T09:44:59+02:00

The Habit of Discipline

2019-06-19T09:45:46+02:00

The Habit of Discipline In his two books, Good to Great (2001) and Great by Choice (2011), Jim Collins tells us what successful entrepreneurs need to grow healthily and meaningfully, both in good times and in chaotic and negative periods. The answer is unexpectedly simple: discipline, discipline and discipline. Jim uses the principle of the [...]

The Habit of Discipline2019-06-19T09:45:46+02:00

The overlap of passion and dreams!

2019-06-19T09:47:00+02:00

The overlap of passion and dreams! “I have a dream “ - Martin Luther King Jr. “May your choses reflect your hopes, not your fears” - Nelson Mandela If you start or continue to develop a business, it is essential to stay close to your passions and dreams. The advantage of passion is that [...]

The overlap of passion and dreams!2019-06-19T09:47:00+02:00

Building a Business that Flourishes

2019-06-19T09:48:43+02:00

Building a Business that Flourishes One evening my friend Chris Sommer watched a young artist on TV who performed a song, in the presence of the well-known presenter Humberto Tan and a few other famous Dutch celebrities. The song was sung acapella, without accompaniment, but with fire, emotion and unmistakable talent. The young [...]

Building a Business that Flourishes2019-06-19T09:48:43+02:00

Future Fit Entrepreneurial Thinking

2019-05-27T13:31:05+02:00

Future Fit Entrepreneurial Thinking There are a lot of misunderstandings about being an entrepreneur. It is not always easy and pitfalls are often lurking. Luckily, many misunderstandings arise from our own thoughts of fear, pride or simply stupidity, meaning we have control in how we interpret and address the challenge. Below, I give [...]

Future Fit Entrepreneurial Thinking2019-05-27T13:31:05+02:00