Entries by gretel

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 […]

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8 Tips to test your new product or service

When I first thought about doing a beta-test of my new online course “From Your Passion to Your Business”, I wasn’t sure it was the right thing to do. I knew this process would have taken at least a month, I had no idea about the quality of the feedback I could receive from people […]

Brainstorming on business solutions (Zurich, 29.01.2017)

On Sunday, 29.01.2017 the third Our Swiss Business brainstorming event took place in Zurich. The three participants (2 from Italy, one from the UK) were at the initial stages of business development: either working towards business launch, or trying to get to the “next level” with their business after one or two years. Why did […]