Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Hans van Herk, Owner of Propagation Solutions, located in Schoonebeek, Drenthe, Netherlands.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

Consultancy at propagators of vegetable plants like tomato, pepper, cucumber, etc.

Tell us about yourself

After 12 years of propagating myself and 10 years of supporting sales in the same business, I realised there was an opportunity for consultancy in this business. Actually, there were no real specialists. Checking plant quality and managing climates in a glasshouse are really nice things to do. But the best is to bring the plant quality to the next level, then it all comes together!

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Improving plant quality and matching with people and technicians.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

Paying taxes.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Deliver quality.
  2. Treat like you would like to be treated.
  3. Enjoy it!!

Where can people find you and your business?


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