We ask our members share a few thoughts: to introduce themselves to fellow members, and those who are interested in our community.
In this instalment, we interview Ingrid Frijlink of INGULAR.
Tell us about your business:
After working for over 20 years as a Project and Account Management specialist in IT, Transport and CRM for brands such as Nokia, Unilever, Shell, DAF, and General Motors, I decided to take the logical next step and started my own company: INGULAR.
My mission is to help further the business success of companies that have recently become active in the Netherlands. I achieve this by building and solidifying links between departments, companies and countries, using my extensive Project Management skills in 4 languages.
Whenever possible, I seek out industries that are crucial to making a difference in terms of public health and the environment – two topics I am passionate about.
What 5 words would you choose to describe your business?
What are your most popular products or services?
What do you like best about owning a business?
What or who inspired you to start your business?
My desire to be autonomous.
What makes your products/services special?
My way of working, my values, skills & strengths and my aptitude to do this all in 4 languages.
What is your biggest fear?
That I will not persuade companies of my offer.
What motivates you on a daily basis?
My love of learning
What is the biggest challenge you have faced?
What tip would you give women who are starting a business?
Make mistakes and do not feel bad about making them. Mistakes allow you to grow!
What are your top tips for networking?
Try to see it as a fun thing! And you are not the only one that feels insecure not knowing anybody.
How do you maintain a work/life balance?
By renting an office space. That way I am less tempted to work at home.
How do you relax?
By exercising regularly and by spending time with my friends.
Thank you, Ingrid!
For more information about Ingrid Frijlink and INGULAR, visit www.ingular.com