Entrepreneurship through acquisition offers an alternative approach for individuals to realise an entrepreneurial ambition and become owner-manager of a company.
Through Vlerick’s Entrepreneurial Buyout Academy, we trained over 300 buyout candidates in the past 10 years. And about 15% ended up buying their own company.
One of them is Annemie Baeyaert, owner of ResiGrass, a pioneering company that develops and sells premium artificial grass and hedges for landscaping. Under her leadership, ResiGrass expanded beyond Belgium with new branches and exclusive distributors in various European countries and in the UAE.
To pursue this entrepreneurial dream Annemie decided to leave behind an international career at a renowned company at the age of 52. A decision that takes a lot of guts. According to Annemie, the most challenging thing when becoming an entrepreneur is probably to take the leap and leave your comfort zone. She shares some tips on how to dare to jump.
Annemie Baeyaert is the owner of ResiGrass, a pioneering company that develops and sells premium artificial grass and hedges for landscaping. At the age of 52, she decided to leave behind an international career at a renowned company to pursue her entrepreneurial dream. She shares some tips on how to take the leap and leave your comfort zone.
How can you create the conditions to enable yourself to leap?
An entrepreneur is someone who takes risks. You need to accept you cannot control everything. Don’t become paralysed by overanalysing the target. And if entrepreneurship is not for you, after all, you can still be a good intrapreneur!
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