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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 31: Review of the complete season

Unfortunately, this episode is the last one for now. For the finale, Lea, Jennie and Frank from our project team met with Niko and talked about the entire season. We reflected and talked about where the future of the podcast could lie. We asked ourselves our so-called tradition questions and were able to gain even more insights into the beautiful Münsterland. What experiences we and the participants were able to gather during the multi-faceted conversations, what the feedback from the interviewees was like and much more we tell, as always, in this episode.

Episode 30: What was it like with André Keeve?

In this episode we are in Ibbenbüren with André Keeve. André is the internal successor to his parents' software company RHAPSODY. In addition to its location in Ibbenbüren, RHAPSODY is also represented in Hamburg. Among other things, the company offers CRM and customer relationship management software in the B2B sector and has done so for 38 years. André already had many professional stations and had gained experience both at home and abroad. However, he increasingly wondered where the business journey should still go and finally decided on an internal company succession. In this interview, André tells us about his experiences during this handover process, how his decisions and changes in the company have shaped it and its employees, 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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