14 lessons on running a business after going over 250 km on foot


Camino, in other words, a walking route to Santiago de Compostela is a bit like a business. Some of you will probably think that it is inappropriate to talk about business in the context of Camino. I think that regardless of the intension that you go there with, you can draw conclusions useful in various areas of life. And since business has a lot to do with travel, so 14 lesson came to my mind.



Is it profitable to do business in Africa?

As part of the „Gospodarna Wielkopolska” project, implemented by the Marshal’s Office of the Wielkopolska Region (link), I had the opportunity, along with a few dozen-person delegation, to take part in a  PowerGen Africa international fair, which took place in Cape Town.


Expansio starts 2019 with positive reviews

We are a team of developers, designers, and innovators with a wealth of experience and expertise. With every product we develop comes a level of personalization, care, and expertise that helps elevate firms and increase their connection with their clients. Last year was kind to us, and we are pleased to share that we are starting 2019 off on the right foot.

Although we don’t do this for the praise, it is nice to be recognized every once in a while, and we are pleased to share that we have received even more positive praise on Clutch. Clutch is a ratings and reviews platform for B2B service providers, offering insights and recommendations on top firms and vendors. We are featured on their directory of the top IoT developers, noting our affordability and the tight-knit size of our team.


ICT for Education, Training & Skills Development

We have been invited to the ICT for Education, Training & Skills Development fairs in the capital of Rwanda – Kigali. They took place on September 26-28, 2018. During the fairs our company had the opportunity to present our services and products at the Wielkopolska brand stand, together with other companies and Universities from the Wielkopolska region. The undertaking was implemented as part of a non-competitive project “Gospodarna Wielkopolska” co-financed from the resources of the Wielkopolska Regional Operational Program for 2014-2020, Measure 1.4: Internationalization of the regional economy, Sub-measure 1.4.2: Economic promotion of the region.


What is the respect in your company really about?

Abilio Diniz is a Brazilian businessman who once went into a long conflict with his French business partner. He was fighting for control over a big company that he had built from scratch with his father. Abilio was a majority stakeholder but the Frenchman had the controlling interest. The dispute was so bitter that Financial Times named it “one of the biggest international rivalries in history”.


How to manage tasks efficiently – part one

Considering today’s pace of life, is it possible to feel more relaxed, have time for your hobbies, and complete more tasks with less effort? It seems especially difficult for people who run companies. Few of them really feel that what they are doing at the moment is exactly what they should be doing. When they finish their work, they think about uncompleted tasks, when writing an e-mail, they keep looking at those that keep coming in, during meetings, they finish some of their stuff on a computer. On one hand, we raise our life standard, but on the other hand we also raise the level of stress and the number of duties.


How to set up and run a startup?

How to learn to run a startup?

When I was a kid, I found it difficult to understand why it’s possible that someone who set up a company employs e.g. several hundred employees. I had no idea about how one could earn several hundred zloty, much less manage a company with a turnover of million or billion. There was a gap between me and such people that couldn’t be overcome.


Does setting up a startup pay off?

More often than not, when speaking about setting up a startup, other people are surprised. Why this way? IT specialists earn so much these days, why do you want to take such a decision?

These questions seem sensible. Statistics show that only one or, according to other data, two startups out of ten manage to survive.


Marketing in startup

How important is it to advertise your product while creating a startup? Do you need to participate in startup events? Or maybe you just have to spend money on advertisements?

Emotions during building a startup are pretty well described on The Startup Curve created (seriocomically) by Paul Graham:


Product/ market fit

The story of Peter Reinhardt, the chairman of Segment startup, shows very well how to look for a product that just sells itself.

Today, Segment employs 150 people, but the beginning wasn’t so easy. It started out with 4 founders who were looking for their business idea.