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“My take-away: if you want to start a business today, don’t wait until tomorrow”

The Management Acceleration Programme literally shifted Lorenz Cocquyt's career into a higher gear. For this young manager, the programme was the decisive push to go abroad. Lorenz will soon be leaving for the US to manage an ambitious SME plant.

Five Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do

Our Vlerick Venture Talks bring students face-to-face with pioneering entrepreneurs – and a chance to discover the real-world secrets of their success. 

Filip Buyse and Esther Jacobs (Maat-ontwerpers) about SME Challenge: “IT FELT MORE LIKE ENTERING A PROCESS THAN A SERIES OF LESSONS”

Things are going well for the Ghent design and consultancy firm Maat-ontwerpers. The firm got off to a flying start. And in 2017, partner Peter Vanden Abeele was appointed city architect for Ghent. A turning point. Which direction did they want to take the company in? How could they become more professional? To face these challenges, Filip Buyse and Esther Jacobs decided that two of them would follow the SME Challenge programmeat Vlerick. The changes they are going through are now giving them renewed energy.

Vlerick Venture Talks: The Start-up Life Demystified

"Vlerick has a recognized reputation for entrepreneurship and innovation with its Full-Time MBA programme ranked 9th in the world by Financial Times for its focus on entrepreneurship. To be honest, in the first few weeks of starting my MBA I thought this was just one more empty boast that business schools put on their brochures rather than a real commitment to fostering entrepreneurship.

How to sell your idea? Nail your elevator pitch

Go online and google “how to pitch an idea?” − and you’ll find thousands of blog posts on the matter. This shouldn’t be surprising, given that pitching is a relevant skill in any setting where you are trying to close a deal with another person − whether it’s a deal to get money, to get time to work on your project, or even to convince others to join your project (e.g., future employees).

Be ready for the challenges that come with growth in your business

Back in 1972, Larry Greiner observed that as companies grow, they hit a number of walls. With each wall they hit, they experience a crisis that they need to resolve.

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