An entrepreneur's selfie
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Selfie presents Hannu Sievilä
Who are you and what do you do?
I'm an illustrator and also a coder. I have created the slope maps of Finland's largest ski resorts, as well as electronic versions and 3D mobile applications of these, among other things.
How did you become an entrepreneur?
After working both in the electricity sector and in various sales and marketing positions, I decided to start a small window-dressing business. This soon expanded into advertising for the tourism sector.
What are you like as a person?
I'm a relentless and tenacious worker, and I also find myself empathetic.
What is your motto?
As an experienced adman said: "Every project is difficult because it deserves to be done well".
What kind of attitude do you think an entrepreneur needs?
Open-minded and honest.
What is your message to someone considering entrepreneurship?
Try to focus on your core competencies. Price your products according to their value. Network with other professionals.
What are your hopes for the future?
I hope that the positive trend in Finnish tourism will continue. As regards my own business, I hope that the development of new techniques will bring more international customers and growth.
Entrepreneur: Hannu Sievilä
Company: HS-visual Art Ky
Line of business: Advertising agency
Number of personnel: 1