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Entrepreneurship

Davey Groothedde: from student to businessman

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Davey has been repairing iPhones since he was seventeen. What started as a hobby, quickly grew into a serious business. Since 2013, Davey has been making repairs under the business name FixjeiPhone; where he puts in between 40-50 hours per week . Meanwhile, he has started the final year of his degree programme: Entrepreneurship and Retail Management, and we are very curious about this business man's success story.

FixjeiPhone

About the brand

FixjeiPhone helps clients with the repair of their consumer electronics.

"Our current focus is mainly on iPhones, iPads, Macbooks and Samsung devices. In the future, we would like to expand our service to include camera repair and fixing game consoles. Our current business name 'FixjeiPhone' will then be changed as well." - says Davey.

Studying vs. Business

For me, studying has always taken second place. Personally, it's been useful to have the practical experience in addition to my studies. These two experiences have reinforced each other.

Unfortunately, I have never really worked for an employer, which I do miss. I would recommend to everyone that you first take 2-3 years to work for a good company before you start your own business.

What about the future?

As soon as I have graduated, I will start working more intensively on FixjeiPhone.

Additionally, I would like to offer a broader assortment of services in the future. For example, working with other brands, other devices and better videos.

Do something that you enjoy and that you are passionate about. And if something doesn't work right away, don't give up!

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Davey Groothedde, Owner FixjeiPhone

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