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As an entrepreneur, you are the key decision maker of your business. Every day, new decisions will be put in front of you. Everything you do and what your business becomes is shaped by your decisions. So, it pays to learn how to do this well.
"Less is better. Don't let them linger. Prioritize the important and hard ones. Make them only once!"
How leading a tribe, rather than a bunch of individual clients, can lead to more connection, more chatter about your work and a bigger impact.
The Hourly Rate Report 2018! Learn what others are charging!
Common sense says no. But I'm doing it anyway.
The 8 hard things about entrepreneurship. See them coming and learn how to deal with these.
How to divide among the team in a way that's fair and motivating?
Say you start a partnership with 1 or 2 other freelancers. How do you split the pot?
Do you sometimes have an idea for a business in your head? Sometimes, it's a small and amusing inkling. Sometimes, it's something you're serious about?
But how to know whether or not you should give it a go? Is the idea any good? Will you be passionate about it? Do you have what it takes to get it off the ground?
Since the world is complex, you can't see the finish line or simulate all the steps. You need to learn through action!
Here I write about how to figure it out!
What type of entrepreneurship are you in?
Entrepreneurship is a big term. A bit too big. Knowledge or advice about entrepreneurship is inherently only applicable to some of it.
By breaking it up into the two main and very distinct types, it helps you see more clearly what the right strategy and path for growth is. And to know what not to do.
So, which one are you? Are you a "Freelancer" or an "Entrepreneur"?
How to grow when your time is filled up and still deliver more value, with less frustration and becoming more trustworthy.
I find choosing and committing difficult. I know why it's important, but I keep coming up with counter-argument and excuses. I wrote a letter to myself for mental support. Hope it helps you too.
This training has really helped me to tune in with my target audience. My perspective changed from what I wanted to do, to what my customer’s wishes are. I was really able to work on my “story”. And most importantly, I’m now able to relate customer prices with daily income. Of course, my ideals and enjoyment are important to me. But by building a solid financial foundation, they can last sustainably.
Most of all, I enjoyed the free flow of ideas and inspiration during the training between each of the participants and Tijmen. The atmosphere was really honest and uplifting. This is a perfect training for idealistic and socially engaged entrepreneurs who really want to put their ideas into concrete strategies and build a future-proof business.
Anneke Comello - Lovingly Wholesome
It's a very personal short intensive program for small or starting out businesses whilst at the same time including highly applicable tools and plans. It's approachable, conscious, it's fun, and it's the real deal. I hope it helps you.
I feel confident about what I have to do within the next three-six months, I am ever clearer on my group's vision and what we have to offer the world and how we are going to do it.
Since completing the workshop I have continued achieving concrete actions that work towards my smart goals.
I can recommend Tijmen’s Strategy trainings to every ambitious independent entrepreneur. You’ll make a massive leap. All the essential elements got attention, like my mission, vision and way I do acquisition. Moreover, I feel more focus and am done with slacking.
Tijmen has created a unique program with a variety of models and approaches. He has a keen eye for what structure is helpful for you. And, he also helps with amplifying your passion and leadership. Finally, he has found a great way to put you up for the challenge to make you fully commit to your plans for your business.
Marnix Lamers - Nieuwe Waarde Creaties
The program from Tijmen is just great. I really enjoyed it and learned so much. Before we went in, our company didn't really have a direction. But after the program we knew where we want to go and how to sell it. I definitely recommend it.
- Pim Hermans of Studio Pressplay
All the different ideas I had in my mind started to take (a better) shape as the program was developing. And now I know what I need to do.
The experience is engaging, full of information and very reflective. It's also an intense training on empathy and vulnerability, in a good way.
I would say that the program is both for early career entrepreneurs, and for professionals who want to take the next step. This mixture is very beneficial as you get to meet and interact with truly diverse and interesting individuals.
- Constantina Georgiou of Among the Ants
Joining a masterclass is about granting yourself the time to think about the future of your business without the distractions of everyday life. It’s deep and practical. It’s going from chaos to focus. And, even the topics that typically are not the sexiest (looking at you, finance) are covered in a fun way.
Tijmen will help you leap past your fears to choose what your business stands for and who you serve. He’ll challenge and advise you. And, you’ll definitely leave with more energy than how you came in."
- Lianne Bijleveld of Into the New
Getting clear on my values helps align my business. I have more confidence in the future because I know what's important and that my plan is solid.
The coaching sessions kept me on point and aligned. They helped me take action quicker and in the right direction.
Tijmen's style is informal, pleasant and spacious.
- Samuel Beltman of SeoSlim
In our effort to rebrand our business, Tijmen guided us step by step through everything that that entailed. Which was even more than we initially had figured. From who we are, our value proposition and our marketing and sales. Coaching and weekly homework were essential to us in this process.
Tijmen is pleasant, reassuring and, not least of all, fun to work with.
Giel van der Leest - Karta Studio
Tijmen showed me that running a company is more than putting a product out there and hard work. It’s thinking smartly about who you want to serve and how to do so in a way that helps you both!
He calmly explains everything in a way so you get it. The evening, after spending two days with him, I was working with revamped energy and completely fixed up my shop.
- Jasper Jochems of Kildale Bikes
Every once in a while you bring your car to the garage for a check-up. Oil level, alignment, tire pressure, do all the lights still work?
The Strategy Intensive was this for my company and a lot more. And as an extra service, we also looked back at the roads traveled the previous year and the roadmap for the coming period.
I can recommend this engineer whole-heartedly!"
- Freek van der Pluijm of Re-Volt