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Digital Entrepreneurship

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In a world shaped by digital technologies and the internet, entrepreneurship has also changed. Digital entrepreneurship offers many opportunities and possibilities for aspiring entrepreneurs to succeed in the digital era. In this blog article, we will discuss the basics of digital entrepreneurship, its benefits, challenges and success factors.

Advantages of Digital Entrepreneurship

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The digital space offers numerous advantages for entrepreneurs. First, it enables flexibility and location independence. Thanks to digital tools and technologies, businesses can operate from anywhere and offer their products or services worldwide. Second, start-up costs are often lower compared to traditional businesses, and digital business models offer the opportunity to scale. Third, digital entrepreneurship opens up access to global markets and customers, which significantly increases growth potential.


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Although digital entrepreneurship offers many advantages, there are also challenges to overcome. One of the main factors is the increasing competition and saturation in digital markets. It therefore requires creativity and innovation to stand out from the competition. This is also accompanied by the tendency towards monopolisation of the so-called platform economy.

Another aspect concerns cybersecurity and the protection of company and customer data. Digital entrepreneurs must take measures to secure their systems and information from attacks. In addition, building trust with online customers is of great importance, as they are often confronted with uncertainty and concerns about online transactions and data protection.

Success Factors

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Success factors play a crucial role in digital entrepreneurship. First, a willingness to innovate and adapt is essential to keep up with ever-changing technologies, market trends and customer needs. Digital entrepreneurs must be willing to develop new ideas, improve existing processes and continuously evolve.

Secondly, an effective online marketing strategy is essential to increase the visibility and reach of the business. Using search engine optimisation (SEO), social media, content marketing and other digital marketing channels can help attract potential customers and strengthen the brand. In addition, building a network and collaborating with other digital entrepreneurs plays an important role. Participating in relevant industry events, sharing experiences and forging partnerships can provide valuable resources and knowledge advantages. Finally, a strong customer focus and excellent customer service is essential to build trust and establish long-term customer relationships. The needs and concerns of customers should always be the focus to ensure high customer satisfaction.

Our Experiences

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We did not found ViOffice primarily for profit, but with the intention of making helpful Free, Open Source software available to a wider audience. We see it as an entrepreneurial project that is oriented towards sustainable, ethical and socially just future viability.

In addition to making our services easier to use, we focus on data protection, privacy and sustainable energy sources for our digital infrastructure. Our prices are neither aimed at dominating entire market segments nor at ironclad profit optimisation. We strive for social balance and participation through solidarity pricing, without compromising functionality. Thus, there are certainly aspects that could be changed from a purely economic point of view, but which contradict our principles.

Since we set up all our services in a DSGVO-compliant manner anyway, i.e. in accordance with European data protection laws, we offer our digital services in a straightforward manner in all EU states (and beyond). Internally, we regularly consult on current trends and how we can adapt our portfolio if necessary. Via our Open Tech Newsletter, our blog and social media posts, we keep you up to date with the most relevant news about ViOffice, open source and data protection. Web analytics on our website (NOT in our cloud-services!) always takes place at aggregate level (traffic tracking), as we reject the collection and evaluation of personal data for marketing purposes. In addition, we are generally open to partnerships with other (digital) companies, as long as there are common interests and values. It is important to us to give open source software the visibility in society that the topic deserves and technically already occupies today. That is why we have been a partner of Collabora Office for over 2 years.

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Pascal founded ViOffice together with Jan in the fall of 2020. He mainly takes care of marketing, finance and sales. After his degrees in political science, economics and applied statistics, he continues to work in scientific research. With ViOffice, he wants to provide access to secure software from Europe for everyone and especially support non-profit associations in their digitalization.