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What people usually see is the success of a person. Long hours, sleepless nights, failures, and bad investments are a few things they don’t’ see. “Success is not what it seems. A lot goes behind success”, quotes entrepreneur Sven Baserbaschi. The entrepreneur who was born and brought up in Berlin, Germany, says that it took hard work, perseverance, and several years of hardships and failures in becoming what people call ‘overnight’ success’. In his 20s, the young man was unsure about his life goal. He decided to join the German Army and was even trained as a tank driver. Unfortunately, he did not continue with the training and left it midway. In 2003, he decided to become a cook and completed his apprenticeship of 3 years. After his formal training, he flew to Dubai to work there as a cook.
However, it failed and the entrepreneur revealed that he had no solution to the situation but just wait for good things to happen. In the year 2008, he got married and that’s when he was piled up with a lot of responsibilities. To start a business of his own, Sven opened a cafe by taking a loan from his mother. He was hopeful that the business will change his fortunes but his venture went down in the dust and the businessman incurred severe losses. “That’s when I understood there is nothing called as the overnight success. It is all about working smartly day and night before success happens to you”, quoted Sven. Later, he took up the certificate of competence which let him work in the security company. When his internship got completed, he got an offer to work as an employee or a subcontractor.
After understanding about the company’s functioning, Sven built his security firm in 2011 and established it on the occasion of Women’s Day. The company went on to become his most successful venture. Initially, his company did not have any employees. “I enjoyed the process of working and put in 15 hours every day. The first payment I received for my firm was 1700 euros. Things gradually picked up and I could clear my debts then”, he stated. The company then got expanded and built its network by hiring more employees. The following years turned out to be profitable for his company and in 2014, the security firm received a big order for fire protection in Berlin’s well-known mall. It was indeed a life-changing moment and the single contract changed the life of Sven.
The turnover of his company increased by a million euros. He said, “It took 5 years for me to become the overnight success. I am grateful to all the high and lows that I witnessed in my life. Not only I have grown personally but even professionally”. After the successful run of his company, the entrepreneur in September 2019 started a recording label along with his friend. Within 6 months, they built a studio and started with the work. Getting a songwriter, a producer, and an artist on board, the first song under their label was released on July 24, 2020. They have a lot of interesting tracks in the pipeline. Apart from music, Sven Baserbaschi is now willing to expand his business in other industries as well. He is currently a real estate owner and a globe trotter who loves to explore different destinations of the world.