Start up your own company

"After completing my bachelor in International Business & Management Studies (IBMS) final internship at Princess Juliana International Airport in St. Maarten (Netherlands Antilles) working for Quality Assurance Department, I started my own company a sustainability consultancy in St. Maarten called Think Green Consultancy.

I have always wanted to start my own company, but I had no clue what kind of company.

How I discovered HZ University of Applied Sciences, I went to Vlissingen to visit a friend at the HZ. After walking around the school and talking with teachers. I could see the positive connection between teacher and student that caught my interest. In my opinion which is lacking in bigger universities. So I enrolled at the HZ, and I had two goals: first was to graduate and second to be a successful entrepreneur. The last goal was the most difficult because, I had no clue how to become an entrepreneur. During my four years attending the HZ my teachers were tough, but fair and showed us how to become leaders, thinkers, motivators and entrepreneurs. After the four years of intensive learning as said, only the strong survive and are ready to face the world. I was one of them! My company focuses on corporate sustainability practices and LEED certification. My clients are medium to large corporations that want to incorporate sustainable practices to be more environmentally friendly. Steadily the business of sustainable development within companies is growing in the Caribbean and I am glad my company is pioneering the efforts to bringing positive change to our environment.

I am originally born in St. Maarten, but Vlissingen will always be my home with such a wonderful community of positive people and beautiful scenery."

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