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What was it like for you ...? Podcast on business succession in Münsterland

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Do you want to become an entrepreneur? Good idea! Have you ever thought about business succession? But how does it actually work? What are the pitfalls and what should every successor bear in mind? Our podcast "Company Succession in Münsterland" is about exactly that. And not in theory, but in practice: we talk to those who have shown us the way. Personalities from Münsterland who have already taken this step and taken over a company.

Because there is no one ideal way - each and every one of them has his or her own succession story. In it, entrepreneurs from different sectors tell us why they made the decision they did, what their key to success was and what special features there are when you want to take over a company.

From succession within the family to a takeover that happens externally: With our podcast, we want to bring you closer to the topic of business succession and inspire you: Start your own business, build on what you already have and realise yourself!

Podcast information

The podcast is being produced as part of the joint project Gründergeist #Youngstarts Münsterland. The project aims to strengthen the start-up intensity in Münsterland and to develop new start-up potential and target groups with target group-specific offers. The project Gründergeist #Youngstarts Münsterland is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

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Episode 25: What was it like with Johanna Münzer?

In today's episode we interviewed Dr Stefan Borchert. The freelance management consultant from Senden is actually a trained businessman. Since 2004, however, he has been advising small and medium-sized enterprises on business succession. He acts as a link, helps with strategic business planning and assists in securing skilled workers. He has already helped many company successors to succeed and also offers start-up coaching sessions in which he shares his knowledge and experience. We spoke with him about his view on the topic of business succession. For example, we talked about the hurdles that many successors stumble over, but also about practical tips that can have a big impact in the succession process.
Further information about Dr Stefan Borchert can be found at: www.dbuc.de

Episode 24: What was it like with Nina-Kim Langemeyer?

In today's episode, we interviewed Nina-Kim Langemeyer. The trained alternative practitioner and licensed pharmacist actually worked in a pharmacy for several years before she decided to take over her parents' home accessories and fashion business a year ago. We talked to her about her view of business succession and what motivations led her to quit what was actually a very secure job and plunge into self-employment. In this episode, she tells us exactly how it came about, what tips she would like to give to future successors and much more.

All episodes at a glance

Episode 0: Gründergeist #Youngstarts Münsterland introduces itself

Episode 1: Johannes Austermann, Scala Filmtheater in Warendorf, external company succession

Episode 2: Julian Sievers, Sievers Group in Münster, family-internal company succession

Episode 3: Daniel Hagemeyer, Hagemeyer joinery in Sassenberg, external company succession

Episode 4: Elena Siebelt, Hotel Residenz in Bocholt, family-internal company succession

Episode 5: Julius Gräler, Kootstra Rad- und Schiffsreisen in Münster, family-internal company succession

Episode 6: Jan-Florian Sichert, Stein Sichert in Lüdinghausen, external company succession

Episode 7: André Schulze Forsthövel, Brandschutz-Center Brinck in Münster, external company succession

Episode 8: Philipp Kleine-Ruse, Badgestaltung Kleine-Ruse in Gronau, family-internal company succession

Episode 9: Deike van't Westeinde, Intersport Conny's in Emsdetten, family-internal company succession

Episode 10: Michael Schultejann, Bäckerei Schultejann in Wettringen, external company succession

Episode 11: Benjamin Beloch, Kastanea in Vöhringen, external company succession

Episode 12: Christoph Fartmann, Landtechnik Fartmann in Warendorf, external company succession

Episode 13: Kim Heuser, Herotec Flächenheizung in Ahlen, family-internal company succession

Episode 14: Isabel Habla and Christopher Brunßen, Overnight Parcel Courier in Münster, family-internal company succession

Episode 15: Robert and Johannes Schneider, RFS Media Group in Stadtlohn, family-internal company succession

Episode 16: Janina Weiper-Rösmann, Weiper Friseure in Havixbeck, family-internal company succession

Episode 17: Matthias Schneider, Autohaus Schneider in Schöppingen, external company succession

Episode 18: Jacqueline Esplör, Stiftsbuchhandlung Esplör in Nottuln, external company succession

Episode 19: Birgit Hövener, online shop Jalall D'or in Münster, external company succession

Enjoy listening!


Two years after the podcast interview in the podcast "Business Succession in Münsterland", business successors tell us how they fared. Did they regret taking over the company? What challenges did they face? And what's next for the company? These and other questions are answered here!

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  • Julius Gräler and his father Company succession Julius Gräler and his father
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    Julius Gräler

    Julius Gräler from Münster has recently taken over the succession of the company Kootstra Rad- und Schiffsreisen. This decision was not a matter of course for him, because the 30-year-old had originally taken a completely different career path. In the joint project Gründergeist #Youngstarts Münsterland, Julius got the opportunity to exchange ideas and network with like-minded people.

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