My colleague Jorien had read a call from the journalist of De Telegraaf who was looking for entrepreneurs with ambitions abroad. Jorien had reacted to this and soon afterwards she was called by this journalist if she could explain "our story" a bit. When we passed the "inspection", the real interview followed.
Quite exciting, I thought. Now there was not really much for me to prepare; naturally, talking about ATF requires no preparation at all! We talked for over an hour about how my adventure started, which one struggles I came across on the way, trial and error, to the point where we are now with the plan to set up ATF Spain!
Apart from my love, I had not told anyone at all about this. Because it seemed so nice to mainly surprise my family and friends with this. How often in your life do you get the chance to come up with such a big article in a national newspaper? The only thing I had said to my family was: "buy De Telegraaf tomorrow".
Well they were enthusiastic and proud! And of course I do too. But what I didn't know is that there are so many people who read a newspaper. Former classmates, hockey coaches from the past, distant family, old customers, friends of friends, I received nice messages from all sides. And which of course was great fun for ATF; we had a huge number of visitors to the website yesterday. So for the name recognition of ATF it has also been very good. If you have not yet read the article, click here here!
We had a nice drink together. And now we go back to reality and continue with what we were doing: bringing the nicest large bags to the woman!
Enjoy your weekend and see you next week!