René Lauritsen, Danish entrepreneur, business developer and consultant.
René, you work as business consultant and I know you have also just started an interesting IT-project for yourself that I like to know about also. But first can you please tell me a little bit about your background and how you ended up becoming an entrepreneur .
Yes, well, actually I have always worked for myself. Literally!
I have never worked as an employee in any company. I started a company when I was 15 years old. That was way before internet and all that. In my small company I imported computer accessories from Germany which I sold in Denmark. It excited me. I liked being independent and “in business”, and I actually like all the processes involved with operating a company as opposed to doing just one field. Later I took a bachelor in business school. The education disappointed me as we did not get educated on how to start up businesses but to be a regular employee. After business school I have started up various companies and worked in the field as independent business consultant helping business develop in all sorts of industries.
It’s interesting that you have basically always been an entrepreneur or business consultant all your life. What would you say differentiate your from other people?
A personality test I once took stated that I am creative and dedicated, have a talent for helping others with original solutions to their challenges. So this fits very well with what I do, I think. I always considered me a highly analytical problem-solver, eager to improve systems and processes by getting innovative ideas. I do have a keen eye for seeing possibilities for improvement, so being entrepreneur and business consultant seems to fit me very well and I love this type of work.