In my pursuit of sharing #14daysofbusinesslove here in France and shining some well deserved light for fellow business owners, day seven is about Adam Lack and Adams Handyman Services. I met Adam through a local a friend and fellow auto entrepreneur in the autumn of last year. I invited him to do a small job at home. Adam is such a jolly and amiable man with great authenticity that you cannot help but like him. A great skill for those in the trades to have, as customers need to feel confident and have an ability to trust you from the outset. Having set up his business in 2016, Adam has been through the revised registration of setting up as a micro enterprise here in France, which has changed drastically since mine or my husbands registration days. Since then Adam has been extremely busy and I see no reason why he will not have a bright and successful future here in France.
What's your #1 tip when dealing with clients?
Listen carefully to their needs.
What is your most memorable experience as a business owner in France?
My most memorable experience as a business was doing a house clearance, we found out the house had been broken in to, nothing was really taken but we had to let the Gendarmerie know, we screwed the broken window up, and waited for them to arrive. On there arrival they look bemused as my transit tipper was full of furniture from the house and we were not supposed to touch anything but we had all our handprints on everything!
What do you enjoy most about what you do?
I really enjoy meeting people and seeing parts of the region I might not have ever gone to.
What do you do to switch off from your business?
To switch off from work, I do like my nights in, light the fire, good bottle of red wine and a film, but depending on how I feel, I do like to socialise at the bar too!
What advice would you give to someone starting out in business in France?
My advice to anyone setting up a business in France is do your homework, and expect to put lots of hours in (the more you put in, the more your get out ) and try to learn a little of the language.
What's the best book you have ever read?
The best book I've read is my daughters school book.
A penguin walks through your front door wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he there?
The penguin says "apparently you are a real genuine top bloke, great sense of humour and throw a great party !! So you don't mind if i get into bed with you?"
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