Hello, I’m Takeshi Nijo, running a company that provide supports for business successors, named International Business Successor Forum.
When my father died at the young age of 52 because of liver cancer, I had to succeeded his company immediately. And I became the president of my father’s company when I was only 23. All employees were older than me, so I always struggled to figure out how to show my leadership and run the company smoothly.
I had worked so hard and done my best to be a good second president for 16 years, but I let my company go bankrupt due to my inadequacy. In addition, I had joint liability with my company’s debt, so I had to gone personal bankruptcy and lost all of my personal assets. It was when I was 39.
Then I thought about how I could restart my life again seriously. And I reached the conclusion that… “I’m sure that there are surely other business successors who are struggling and worrying, like I was. I wonder if I can give them any help or support?”
And it was beginning of my new journey to advise business successors, with my 16 years experiences as the second president and my license of national-certificated management consultant for small and medium enterprises.
I met a lot of business successors not only in Japan but also 12 countries around the world and talk with them. Then I realized that the worries and problems that business successors have are the same regardless of country.
In fact, many business successors all over world are struggling and worrying just like you. So I want to say that “Don’t struggle alone, and get the outside world! Connect with other business successors who have the same worries and anxieties, and you will surely feel easier and find the hope for tomorrow! It would be a weight off your mind if everyone share experiences and worries each other! It’s business successors who are in the same situation as you that always supports you!”
My strengths are actual experiences that manage the company as a business successor and skills of consultation and advice that I’ve given from experiences meeting many business successors around the world, so that I can empathize deeply with business successors and can advise them accurately.
I surely think business successors need understanding that 1) NOT to make their companies LARGE, but to have their companies survive for a LONG time, and 2) Changing the thing that already exists slowly, rather than creating from nothing. And I will guide you to the future need to attain as best as I can, so that many business successors won’t make any mistakes.
“Bring Smiles, Dreams, and Confidence for All Business Successors!”
I’m looking forward to meeting you I’ve yet to meet.