Gabi has been a KAPTÁR member for almost a year. Her full-time job is in the field of business intelligence in a bank, but at KAPTÁR, she works on her own part-time business, on a side-gig webshop. She started out as a Fixie member and she has been mostly working here in evenings and on weekends when most of the people are gone, so she often feels like the phantom of KAPTÁR (even the opera house is pretty close :). She has a diploma in economics and an addictology consultancy. This topic is an important part of her life.
Why did you choose KAPTÁR?
It is close to my main job and it looked really inspiring. When I walked by here I got a peek inside, I must have looked very interested since a host immediately opened the door and asked me if I wanted a tour. You don’t often see this kind of openness and kindness in this country.
What have been your best KAPTÁR moments so far?
Since I have a fulltime job and can’t be here very often, I have missed the community events, unfortunately. I simply don’t have the capacity. But I really like, that the place is animal-friendly. I love to see when people come with their pets. It doesn’t exactly make me more efficient when I’m busy petting them, but they really make me happy.
What is the fastest way to ruin a business?
So far, I could write about how long it takes to start one. I bought the domain 5 years ago, that I use for my webshop now. And it’s still not the first priority in my life. Maybe one day, but not soon. But I learn so much about how one can get along as an entrepreneur when there is no huge company around you and you have to deal with legal stuff, accounting, techniques, and everything by yourself. One thing that definitely harms a business is a lack of courage (I won’t even try, they won’t speak to me anyway.) or if you aren’t able to ask for help. Another problem is a lack of focus, which happens often to me, because I want to learn everything at once and have tons of ideas. This is not the recipe for long term success. But KAPTÁR helps me to spend my work time there with more focus.