The idea of entrepreneurship is challenging. Attaining
such a worthwhile goal, therefore, entails taking care of
business in a professional manner. Well known stories of
companies failing at their inception are not rare. On the
other hand, pleasant stories as in the case of the Mc Aully
brothers come as no surprise. The custom made policy of
Regimac Enterprises has met with great success.
Regimac, a company specializing in
glass, windows and doors; began four
years ago on Curaçao. Ivan and Reginald
McAully had the necessary experience
in this fi eld. They went about preparing
the groundwork by designing a
business plan and carrying out market
research. The initiative led to a focus on
custom made articles, a ‘breach in the
market’ at the time. ‘Of course with a
customer friendly policy (listening to
prospective clients over a cup of coffee
or tea) means total satisfaction is guaranteed’, says Ivan.
The McAully brothers saw the need for
custom made windows and doors, especially
in the area of small and medium
size projects. Their website provides
professional and careful advice
in this area. Moreover, because their
policy of not sparing on technology, online
requests are speedily resolved via www.regimac.com.
Entrepreneurship entails envisioning, a
diffi cult aspect from time to time, especially
since the political and economic
situation on Curaçao are undergoing
some important changes. For this reason,
the McAully’s believe in the need
for protection policies in this regard.
Fortunately, the economic situation on
the island is in good shape at the moment,
a condition that lays a fi ne ground
for competition and ‘this can only be
good’, says Ivan McAully.
Regimac had a smooth startup period.
‘We had no problems with bureaucratic
procedures, even the process of obtaining
permits went without complications.
Likely, ‘we started at the right time and
at the right place. We knew the major
details of the programs of the Chamber
of Commerce and its aid, but had
no need to utilize this provision. Rather,
due to our timely experience, our company
was soon going strong’.
A tip not only for beginners, but also for
experienced entrepreneurs: ‘Believe in
your own product and go about it professionally.
Start as early as possible with
marketing and promotional campaigns.
Do not underestimate these tools, considering
them unnecessary costs. It is
important for you to be convinced about
your own product and your worth as a
businessperson. It’s about who you are
and what you stand for!’.
Kaminda Elektrishèn 765
P.O. Box 8170, Curaçao
Tel.: + 599 9 462.8606