„In 1991 there was a decision to make: I had to do something! Sure there were many people like me. But not everyone had the chance to start one's own business. Despite all of the resistance my motto was ‘Now more than ever!’ at that time. This motto motivated altogether ten years.
After the first successes my staff and I – at that time I already gathered a small team around me –became more courageous. Now the slogan was: ‘Nothing is impossible!’ Meanwhile, about 150 permanent employees belong to IMM, as well as many partners and freelancer.
Other properties are required than in the initial phase. I am learning something new every day. Today I would choose headings like: ‘Differentiate and focus!’ However, above all our partnership philosophy and the idea of ‘The team and the we’ are still bounding.
It’s more complicated than before – in those days the direction was clear: ‘Forward!’ Today you have to try to redefine themselves constantly and its operations as well. The change is fast and the entrepreneur has to change, too. To recognize potentials and opportunities and then to use them for yourself and also for others is the most important characteristic of a good entrepreneur. Additional characteristics of a good entrepreneur include a sense of responsibility, patience and the ability to pick others up, to delegate personal responsibility and as well as to let them share in success – provides an important basis for successful succession of ownership, too.“
source: Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Detlev Müller in Vangründe, september 2014 (2)