I’m probably not the best person to come to for relationship advice, but I certainly welcome it from friends, family and even total strangers. It’s healthy to hear what other people have gone through, what their advice is and what they’ve learned from this crazy little thing called love. Robbert Vermeulen, founder of LovShare shared with us how he hopes to create a relationship social network of everyday relationship gurus to share their stories of love.
How’d you come up with the name for your company?
The name: LovShare comes from Love Share. People can share there love relationship ins and outs to there friends and the World. And now you think why is it LovShare and not LoveShare? I think that the time has changed and at social media it’s not very important if there is an “e” or not. If people like the project they remember LovShare without an “e.” And LoveShare is too normal, so Lovshare!
What’s your office environment like? Is it the kind of place where everyone is bumpin’ away to house music or is it more traditional?
Some times traditional and sometimes bumpin’ away to house music. We work with two brothers on our project and one outside programmer/developer. So at the office we can work very serious together, but also take a break and make fun!
How do you picture your company in 5 years?
Small in people, big on the Internet.
Who or what inspires YOU?
How’d you fund this venture?
In the beginning of the project LovShare we don’t to want make money with this, we want it to be successful! And the money comes later. (of course we think about a earnings, but the most important thing now is a need to supplement). There are several good ideas to earn money on the Internet but first you need traffic, lots of traffic!
Got any great bootstrapping tips for the lean startups out there?
Be positive always, but also real to yourself.
What would you be doing if you had one year off and $500,000 to spend?
Put $300,000 to bank, give friends and family a part and go traveling for a year with the rest of the money.
Do you consider yourself a successful entrepreneur right now? If not, what’s it gonna take to make you feel successful?
I don’t consider myself as a successful entrepreneur at the moment. We make money but I want a project that’s successful, that everyone knows, a Facebook, Instagram, Twitter project. Than I’ll feel like a successful entrepreneur!
Mobile App you’re in love with and why?
WhatsApp. Stay in contact with my girlfriend, family and friends.
Number 1 country you’ve always wanted to visit but haven’t yet?
What’s the greatest thing about LovShare?
The greatest thing about LovShare is that you can make a place together, where you and your relation can share what you do together and all the ins and outs of your relationship. Everything goes right away to both Facebook walls so all your friends can see, like and comment on it!
Where can our readers reach out to you?
Thanks, Robbert! Make sure to drag your significant other to the site and start sharing your relationship tidbits with the LovShare relationship social network.