Entries by gretel

My second mistake in business: overthinking

Did you miss the beginning of this story and my mistake n. 1? Here you can read about it. Today the story continues…. I had so many business ideas in that period. And what was I doing with them? I was just thinking about them. I still remember how many nights I spent considering all […]

My very first mistake in business: loneliness

From today and for the next few weeks, I will share with you the most important mistakes I have done since I started looking for a business idea until this very moment (Our Swiss Business is about to turn 3 years old). Why? Because they taught me more than 100 business books. By sharing them […]

On Saturday, 28.10 a blogger was born

The Move Forward Women’s Brainstorming is over. A lot has happened last Saturday inside the minds of the participants. For example, Csilla has decided to start her own blog. To celebrate, I asked her to write a blog post for Our Swiss Business community and describe how she experienced the brainstorming. Here it is… enjoy! […]

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WHEN YOU FEEL CONFUSED, HOW DO YOU MOVE FORWARD?

This morning, during the “5 minutes with Gretel” live video on my Facebook page, I asked my interviewee, Ariane Leanza Heinz, what to do when you feel stuck and you cannot decide how to move forward. Ariane shared her tips with us and I could not agree more: Get your confusion on paper Write down […]

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FIND OUT THE BUSINESS POTENTIAL OF YOUR IDEAS WITH A JAPANESE RECIPE (EPISODE 4 OF THE MINI SERIES “FROM SCRATCH TO A BUSINESS YOU WILL LOVE”)

Over the last couple of centuries, while the western cultures were very busy implementing the concept of capitalism and living in the illusion that money brings happiness, the Japanese culture had already understood that happiness consists of finding your life purpose and living according to it. The Japanese term ikigai is composed of two Japanese […]

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Learn a fun way to generate business ideas that are “right” for you (EPISODE 3 of the mini-series “FROM SCRATCH TO A BUSINESS YOU WILL LOVE”)

Last week, I shared with you an exercise (a four pieces puzzle) to help you find your “calling”. I want to stress once again that this is just the first step in creating a sustainable business. The second step is to create business ideas based on your passion. The third step is to evaluate whether […]

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Should we all follow our passions in our professions? (EPISODE 1 of the mini-series “FROM SCRATCH TO A BUSINESS YOU WILL LOVE”)

There are thousands of books, videos, TED talks and blogs about why you should follow your passion or life purpose in your profession and how you can actually do it. A couple of excellent examples are Steve Jobs’s talk at Stanford Commencement and Scott Dinsmore’s TED talk “How to find work you love” (Scott Dinsmore […]

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Business Challenge n.2: when you lose motivation

Yes, it has just happened to me, and, I think, this is one of the biggest challenge an entrepreneur can face. After about a year and a half since I decided to pursue what I love, after working hard to implement my initial idea and to adapt it along the way, while I was working […]