Liu Jun & Peng Zhurong: Entrepreneurship Makes Each Other More Appreciated
Four years ago, Liu Jun, the company's major shareholder who had previously served as chief engineer, withdrew its capital. His wife, Peng Zhurong, who was engaged in marketing, also resigned from his job. This high-tech company specializes in R & D, design and production of sensors. A post-80s market woman, a post-70s technology man, started a business with seven or eight figures in debt, and now has an annual output value of tens of millions.
Qingdao Maker: Who originally proposed to start a business? What did the other party think then, did it support it, and why?
Peng Zhurong: I don't remember who came up with the idea first, it should be him at the beginning, I am very supportive, and now I am more positive. The two of us are complementary, and no one can do without them.
Qingdao Maker: Which one of the two businesses will each be responsible for after starting the business? Are there any differences in business? How to solve?
Peng Zhurong: He is in charge of technology, and I am in charge of the market. The process of entrepreneurship requires constant decision-making, and differences must exist. But we communicate very well. We communicate at work and after work. It will be more efficient to run in than the general founding team. We communicate every moment, and eventually we will convince or assimilate another person, and the values will become more and more consistent.
Qingdao Maker: What difficulties have you encountered in the process of entrepreneurship? Have you ever regretted or thought about flinching?
Peng Zhurong: Our initial business was debt management. We owed seven or eight figures of debt. It is good to assume that we can pay it back in five years. It took me two years to pay it off. I remember that before New Year's Day, the two of us went to eat Haagen-Dazs hotpot to celebrate that we no longer owe money, and I felt so happy.
We never regret it. Why regret it? Entrepreneurship is actually a very happy thing. I said in the WeChat circle of friends that entrepreneurship will make you meet your bigger self.
Qingdao Maker: How do you think you are different from the husband and wife of office workers?
Peng Zhurong: It's so different. When two people start a business together, change is visible, and they appreciate each other more and more. After 8 years of marriage and 4 years of entrepreneurship, the relationship now is better than before.
Zhu Rui & Gao Yuan: Don't Sell Goods That Wife Does Not Like
Zhu Rui and his girlfriend (now wife) Gao Yuan registered a labor dispatch company together in 2012, but they still couldn't solve the problem of regularization of labor dispatch. This year, Zhu Rui opened a Taobao shop—Zhu Xiaorui Food Hall. He wanted to make the shop fun, humane, and wrote the first oil poem on the page.
Qingdao Maker: What idea did you choose to start a business after graduating from college? Does your family agree?
Zhu Rui: My daughter-in-law is very supportive. We are classmates. We were together as a freshman. For so many years, she knew that I was born with restlessness. But both parents still want us to find a stable job, even if they earn 3,000 to 4,000 a month. My family is in the countryside, and my parents are just one of my children. Sometimes when I go home, my dad even ignores me.
Qingdao Maker: How did the two division of labor?
Zhu Rui: When she was a labor dispatch company, she was in charge of finance. I was mainly in charge of customers, but in fact, there was almost no division of labor, and everything worked together. Taking care of the Taobao shop now, she is more relaxed and is responsible for taking pictures and retouching pictures. She loves snacks and is a taster. There is a principle in the store that "wife doesn't like to eat the goods".
Qingdao Maker: Start your business as soon as you graduate, lack experience and original accumulation. What should you do if you encounter differences?
Gao Yuan: One of the biggest differences was when he was a labor dispatcher. He wanted to have a classmate join in. I had a lot of opinions at that time. I felt that the most difficult time had passed. Later, I think what he said makes sense, so let's talk more.
Qingdao Maker: Compared with husbands and wives who are not entrepreneurs, how are your living and working conditions different?
Zhu Rui: The same age couple around you, watch movies, consume, travel back to send friends. Since we started our business, we have never traveled once and have no time. We got married last November, did n’t buy a house, and did n’t do anything. The money had to be spent on the blade. There was 10,000. I just wanted to make it 15 thousand.
Li Zewei & Xu Ning: Wealth has gone through
Li Zewei and his wife Xu Ning quit their jobs three years ago, sold their house and started a business in a high-tech zone. They lived in a factory to endure the bitter cold, transported their children back and forth more than 100 kilometers a day, and their products were questioned ... all these experiences and difficulties were not blocked Footsteps of the two. Xu Ning said that his job is to "fully support Li Zewei to realize his dream", and Li Zewei's dream is to provide users with a digital smart factory.
Qingdao Maker: Who originally proposed to start a business? Did the other party support the decision at the time and why?
Li Zewei: I first proposed to start a business. At that time, Xu Ning strongly supported her. She almost never questioned some of my decisions in her work. She wanted to help me realize my ideal.
Qingdao Maker: Which one of the two businesses will each be responsible for after starting the business? How to resolve when there are differences?
Li Zewei: At first, the entire team consisted of only two of us. I was mainly responsible for technical research and development and marketing. Xu Ning was responsible for all other trivial things, which was equivalent to a housekeeper. When there are differences, we will first set aside for half a day to one day, and then calmly think about various aspects before agreeing. Generally, we will reach an agreement.
Qingdao Maker: What kind of difficulties have you encountered to impress yourself? Have you ever regretted it?
Xu Ning: Because we sold the house, we lived directly in the factory building at that time. In that winter, it was extremely cold and there was a feeling of freezing into the soul.
It is said that we have never regretted that everyone may not believe it, but our characters are more and more brave, and we are very clear in our hearts. Although there are currently difficulties, we have the ability to change because we have core technologies that are very responsive to the market.
Qingdao Chuangke: It is difficult for two people to start a business in free time. How to deal with the relationship between entrepreneurship and family, especially for children?
Xu Ning: I feel that I still owe a lot of children. I remember one time I wanted to take my child out to "see people" on the weekend, and then took the only bus in front of the door. I thought I would go wherever there were many people. As a result, I sat at the terminal and bought a bag for my child. Sugar, then sat back ...