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The Skilled Entrepreneur - Greece - 3

Mr B was born in Jordan, after graduating from school he came to Greece in order to study economics at university. In the meantime he took some intensive courses in Greek language. Thereafter he met his Greek wife, got married and settled with his family in Greece. He selected Greece as destination for his studies because he admired ancient Greece and its history.

For a few years he was employed in the production department of a company. However his first business started when he cooperated with a partner in his existing trading company. However very soon he decided to go it alone in the same field. Today Mr B is in his early forties and for the last eight years he has been running a company dealing with heating, plumbing systems, and sanitary ware. When he set up the business the building industry was booming and his business also did well. His customers are mostly plumbers and dealers in heating and sanitary systems.

Mr B believes that his business background supported his aspiration of becoming an entrepreneur and his decision to go through with his idea. His parents and his brothers trade in Jordan too.

He would suggest that other immigrants who are thinking about setting up a business should have a clear idea about what they want to do and how they can manage it. Furthermore he states that it is crucial for them to do it as well as possible and that it is helpful to understand the local culture and customs.

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