How did your first contacts with Réseau Entreprendre go ?
Before becoming a Réseau Entreprendre Brittany laureate, I met four members who were business heads. They were four great interviews that convinced me it was the right network to join. They spoke the language of business: it made me want to get going!
One of your corporate values is energy. Did you find it at Réseau Entreprendre ?
The energy from networking is important. We capture it to pass it on to the team and advance the business together.
I had the opportunity to experience my first Réseau Entreprendre Biannual meeting*: it certainly got me energized! I also find energy in just the day-today support from Réseau Entreprendre… and from swapping ideas with other laureates.
*Réseau Entreprendre has a network-wide meeting every two years. In 2016, for its 30th anniversary, 1,300 Réseau Entreprendre business heads met in Bordeaux.
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Your market is international. Is it an advantage or disadvantage to be based in Côtes d’Armor in Brittany ?
From our offices in Saint-Alban, we’ve already spread into 22 countries. It’s the proof that energy and a “no limits” mindset are enabling us to succeed. In 2014 we made €500,000 in sales, in 2015 €1 million in sales, and in 2016 €1.5 million. It’s because we set ourselves no barriers, and certainly not geographical barriers.
All around us are mostly agricultural and agrifood industries. It’s also beneficial because it allows us to stand out, be noticed and attract support!
What would you say to a project owner who was hesitating about joining Réseau Entreprendre?
Going to Réseau Entreprendre is nothing but positive: you will be able to swap ideas and gain from others’ experiences. They are battle-hardened entrepreneurs who always have good advice and energy to pass on. Do it![/re-column][/re-row]
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