The importance of sharing experience
This Tuesday, October 30th, the campus had the honour of hosting an after work organized by the Entrepreneurship Social & Inclusion Chair and the ADIE association to reveal the “Entrepreneur” talents of the region. “Hosting this type of meeting is fundamental for Montpellier Business School because it touches the school’s core values of equal opportunity and social entrepreneurship,” explains Bruno Ducasse, General Manager of Montpellier Business School.
For Anne Le Bissonnais, project manager for the young local mission of Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole, sharing experience is essential: “the more we will make women testify to say that entrepreneurship is possible, the more we will tend towards a balance of representation Female -Male among the entrepreneurs, “she explains.
These inspiring portraits were shared in two masterclasses and were rich in feedback and useful advice for any entrepreneur or apprentice.
Prioritize: “hold on to what’s important, and let go of the rest”
The after work started with the intervention of the godmother of the event, Marianne Aya Omac, artist and entrepreneur from the region. “If I had any advice to give to potential entrepreneurs, it is to hold on to what is important and to let go of the rest. As long as we resist a problem, we just feed it and create tension. The real quality of entrepreneurship is not to resist problems. Instead, they must be accepted and considered as events rather than obstacles”.
To know how to play down, let go of the guilt and analyse
One of the goals of this after work was to desecrate entrepreneurship. “We must stop with the image of the entrepreneur who has no life outside of his work. Being a company manager does not mean that you have to spend 12 hours a day at your office to have good results “explains Bénédicte Laurent, founder of Namae Concept.
“Of course, sometimes the personal and professional spheres collide. But the main thing is not to blame yourself for what you do not do for one or the other. It is important to know how to analyse oneself, not forgetting oneself and therefore understanding one’s expectations and one’s relationship with success, money, the role one wants to play in a company and within one’s family.” She completes.
Know how to surround yourself
Emma Nganleu, founder of Reflex Happy, emphasizes the importance of entrepreneurial support when starting a business: “Talking about your project means discovering questions you have not asked yourself. This is the reason why the entourage and associations like Adie have a fundamental role in the launching of a project. “
Within Montpellier Business School, the Entrepreneurship Social & Inclusion Chair has set itself the goal of supporting and training the people furthest from employment in the creation of companies and in particular companies of the ESS.
To learn more about the Entrepreneurship Social & Inclusion Chair, click here.