This June we are celebrating five years in business.
Like with any start-up business, it has taken a lot of hard work and – yes, also good luck – to get our company to the point it is in now.
So where are we? It has been a great learning experience and we know a lot more about the way business is done in this region. It is one thing to sell products and solutions of companies that are household names and in good demand. And a whole another thing to build your own strategy and offering from scratch.
How do you do it? Without an existing network of good business contacts and friends it would be downright impossible. People, who have been kind enough to recommend us or point us to the right direction.
Finding business partners with value adding solutions is another thing. With RELEX Solutions we have been able to work with one of the best rising stars in Nordic – and also European solution developers.
While working with RELEX Solutions we have been able to reach an exceptionally high success rate in organising meetings with customer top management and also getting customer projects started in Switzerland. You can find out more about the first customer already in production, Galexis AG in the RELEX Galexis AG press release.
It has also been really interesting to learn in practice many new things about the financial side of running a business. From the very beginning we decided to outsource this area and were lucky to find an excellent company to work with. We cannot stress enough the importance of such cooperation, when operating in a foreign environment and culture.
We are currently in the process of moving a great deal of our IT infrastructure to the Apple® world – for several reasons. Another rewarding learning process in itself and an excellent source of fresh new thinking and creativity.
It also takes a great level of SITUATIONAL AWARENESS in multiple areas. Like understanding people behaviour in a multicultural environment. That is a topic worth a separate blog post coming up soon.
And, over the years it has become more and more clear to us that we are on a mission to help companies get to new markets in Western Europe, finding fresh new opportunities – daily!