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Meet Hamad Alsaqer the Founder of Openflick

Description what is (OPENFLICK.com) is doing in few sentences? 

OPENFLICK.com provides complete event related equipment rentals which are perfect for a wide variety of uses, from a backyard theatre for your family to a film festival or movie night and everything in between.

 Why and how did you come up with the idea of (OPENFLICK.com)?

 I noticed that consumers were comfortable booking flight tickets and renting cars online, and presumed that with time they would become comfortable ordering other items like screens and furniture too. 

How long have you been in this business?

Since 2010, (OPENFLICK.com) has been Kuwait’s first indoor/outdoor event related items rental platform.

 What is your management style?

For myself, the best approach to management is to switch back and forth between styles. But when I have the downtime, I like to encourage the team to bond. A good manager is one that invests in building a close-knit team that works well together. Of course, this managerial style only pays off in the long run. For more immediate crisis situations, I choose to reassign tasks or pick up the slack myself. I use threats and negative motivation only as a last resort.  

How did you get your first customers? 

Via Customer Development Tools as most marketers know that, as well as Social Media Platforms has helped us reach and understand our audience better.

 What was your plan for making it different to everything else that was out there?

 We had a specific plan and growth strategy to our business and customers, we kept our customers happy and fulfilled their wants and needs. 

What are your goals for the future?

 Our long-term goals involve growing with a company where we can continue to learn, take on additional responsibilities, and contribute as much value as possible to the team. 

Which do you think is most important: the right market, the right product, or the right team?

 The right Team because in the beginning, you know a lot more about the team than you do know about the product, which hasn’t been built yet, or the market, which hasn’t been explored yet. 

What have you learned from running your business?

From running my business, I have learned that I don’t need to lean on others for support. When you have a dream or goal, the most important thing is that you believe in yourself.

 If you had one piece of advice to someone just starting out, what would it be?

 Do the best you possibly can in every area of your business, and when you make a mistake, just learn from it. There is no failure, just feedback 

from your experience give me one definition of what is an entrepreneur?

 Entrepreneurs, in the purest sense, are those who identify a need and fill it. It’s a primordial urge, independent of product, service, industry or market.

Last word for Startups platform and magazine? 

Well, thank you for the interview and wish you all the best.

Openflick.com

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