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Two young entrepreneurs tell their succession story

Further episodes of the podcast series "Business Succession in Münsterland" of the joint project Gründergeist #Youngstarts Münsterland online

Two young self-employed people, two exciting life paths, two very different ways of taking over a company: In episodes two and three of the podcast series "How was it with you...? Company succession in Münsterland" of the joint project Gründergeist #Youngstarts Münsterland, two interesting personalities from Münsterland have their say - Julian Sievers from the Sievers Group in Münster and Daniel Hagemeyer from the joinery of the same name in Sassenberg-Füchtorf.

34-year-old Julian Sievers has been head of the Sievers Group since 2019. The company, which specialises in alarm systems and security services, was founded by his father 40 years ago. And his son had been interested in the company from an early age, as he tells us in the podcast. At some point, the time had come for the industrial engineer, who has since graduated - and without any final handover of the keys. "It was a flowing process," emphasises the 34-year-old. He has never regretted the decision, "I am very happy where I am," says Sievers. In a conversation with Nikolai Brinkmöller (Opwoco Media GmbH) and Alexander Kelm (start-up consultant at WESt GmbH), the entrepreneur also talks about the role the Yellow Pages played in the founding of the Sievers Group, what makes a good entrepreneur from his point of view and how he manages to do without work at the weekend even as a self-employed person.

In the third episode of the podcast series, the project team Frank Sibbing and Katharina Stemmer are guests of 28-year-old Daniel Hagemeyer in his carpentry workshop in Sassenberg-Füchtorf. The joinery was founded in 1853 and was still known as Schlingmann until January 2020. Then came the handover - and not internally, but outside the Schlingmann family. "I had known Walter Schlingmann since childhood," Hagemeyer recounts. It was clear to the master carpenter early on "that I would like to start my own business someday." And that's when Walter Schlingmann came into play. Why he chose Daniel Hagemeyer as his successor, how the path from the first conversation to the handover went and how the 28-year-old felt about the change from the workbench to the office chair, is what the young entrepreneur talks about in the 30-minute podcast episode.

You can listen to all the podcast episodes that have appeared so far at www.youngstarts-muensterland.com and on various well-known audio platforms such as Spotify, Deezer, Soundcloud, Apple Podcast and Google Podcast. Further episodes are already being planned.

The joint project Gründergeist #Youngstarts Münsterland is behind the production of the podcast series. "With our podcast, we want to bring interested parties closer to the topic of business succession and get listeners excited about this step," emphasises Frank Sibbing, head of the Gründergeist #Youngstarts Münsterland project. For the project itself aims to strengthen the start-up intensity in Münsterland and to develop new start-up potential and target groups with target group-specific offers. More information is available at www.youngstarts-muensterland.com.

The project is funded by the European Union and the NRW Ministry of Economics as part of the ERDF call "Regio.NRW". Münsterland e.V. is implementing it as lead partner together with the following partners: Wirtschaftsförderung Kreis Coesfeld GmbH (wfc), Wirtschaftsförderung im Kreis Warendorf (gfw), Technologieförderung Münster GmbH, TAFH Münster GmbH, Wirtschaftsförderungs- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft Steinfurt mbH (WESt) and Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft für den Kreis Borken mbH (WFG).

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