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!
We interview Janina Weiper-Rösmann in this episode. The Havixbecker native has taken over the business succession of the family business Weiper Friseure and has led the company into the fourth generation. The business has existed for over 122 years, which brings with it some challenges. How Janina has mastered these, which intermediate stages she has taken and how the profession of hairdresser has changed over all these years - also with a view to the future - is what she talks about in this interview.
In this episode we have a visit from the two managing directors of Overnight Parcel Courier Münster GmbH. Siblings Isabel Habla and Christopher Brunßen took over the internal succession in the family business. Their company is dedicated to overnight express and courier shipping. In doing so, OPC offers a complete service for shipments worldwide. The company was originally founded by their father. In this interview, Isabel and Christopher explain how the succession came about and how they plan to lead the full-service company into the future.
In episodes 1 to 14, Johannes Austermann, Julian Sievers, Daniel Hagemeyer, Elena Siebelt, Julius Gräler, Jan-Florian Sichert, André Schulze Forsthövel, Philipp Kleine-Ruse, Deike van't Westeinde, Michael Schultejann, Benjamin Beloch, Christoph Fartmann, Kim Heuser as well as Isabel Habla and Christopher Brunßen report on their experiences. Johannes Austermann has taken over a cinema in Warendorf, Julian Sievers is the family successor of the Sievers Group, Daniel Hagemeyer took over a carpentry business in Sasseberg in 2020. Elena Siebelt is not only the company successor at Hotel Residenz, but also the founder of her own motel. And Julius Gräler and Philipp Kleine-Ruse have yet to take over.
Jan-Florian Sichert, meanwhile, has set up his own business as a stonemason, while André Schulze Forsthövel heads the Münster Brinck Fire Protection Centre. Deike van't Westeinde took over her mother's sports shop. The 24-year-old master baker Michael Schultejann took over a bakery in Wettringen without further ado, and Benjamin Beloch from Gronau is both founder and successor of the company. Christoph Fartmann, a trained agricultural and construction machinery mechanic, took over an agricultural machinery business in Warendorf. Kim Heuser will succeed him at Herotec, a company that has been developing underfloor heating and system components for building renovation for more than 40 years. Isabel Habla and her brother Christopher Brunßen took over an overnight express and courier delivery business within the family.
All episodes at a glance can be found at the top of this page. Have fun listening!
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).