Realize your own idea
Because to realize his own idea, that was his thing. And the thing is called Riversnack - a kind of floating snack bar, with the Berlin day out on the Havel and Wannsee is on the road to sell sausages, drinks and other snacks.
At least in summer, when the weather is good. In winter he prefers fishing and works as a voice actor in Spandau.
Market gap recognized
The unusual idea came to the then twenty-year-old exactly where he works today: "One day I was sitting on the Havel and almost thirsty with thirst!" Says Käppler, who quickly recognized the market gap: "I wondered in what kind of We live in a land where there are places where you can relax, but nobody comes and gives you a drink. And I knew what I wanted to be! "
Unfortunately, the implementation was not as "schwups" as Käppler imagined, because the basic requirement was missing: the right boat, on which a floating snack bar could be installed! So it meant to do extra jobs for two more years and save money.
With tenacity and negotiation sent
But then the Berliner had luck and proved negotiating skills: "While fishing I saw a family sitting on a floating platform and grilled! I just had to drive and ask if I can buy this thing from them. Incredibly, they really sold it to me - and it was cheap because it was not expensive! I did not have much money! "
The capital came from "the little bit that Chef previously left "- and from his mother, reports the young entrepreneur. Because she gave him next to money also "live your dreams" and a trusting "Cool, do it, you'll do it" on the way. And Alexander Käppler did: In his own work, he equipped the floating platform with a railing, a grill, refrigerators and a roof.
Sit out criticism and obstacles
Not everyone around him was enthusiastic about the idea: "Most of the people I told them about my idea asked me what I want to do in the winter. That's when I thought of fishing! "" Yeah, yeah, do not you want to learn something? " ,I will do! Make bills, pay rent, and I appreciate learning to divide my own time. ' "Käppler reports with a smile on dealing with his critics. Try it yourself, he thinks, is faster than studying and criticizing!
The bureaucracy also put a lot of obstacles in his path: "I ran from office to office and presented my idea. But how could it be otherwise, of course, no one knew who is responsible! "But tenacity pays off sometimes:" Apparently you were so surprised and probably so annoyed by me, because I make it very clear how important to me this Idea is that you sit down with me together and thought about how to realize my dream. And so I started with 23 years to sell on the Havel between Spandau and Wannsee with my boat, bratwurst and drinks! "
For Alexander Käppler, this is the ideal job today: "I'm out in the fresh air, can boogie all day, make good-humored people happy." And yet, of course, there's a catch, as he self-critically notes: "If that Weather is right, everything is fine, if not everything is bad! So it's an outdoor pool but also and the flea market and the zoo and also the beer garden! "The customer review has been automatically translated from German.
Even if the snack captain for the future "really only wants to live with a dog on a houseboat at some point and to feed fish all day" he is already working on a second career: "I thought that I am also old and perhaps it would make sense to become a well-known comedy star - and started my acting education. "
The second stand
Even though Käppler says that he has a roof damage, he implements this idea with the same determination as his boat-snack: "While walking in Berlin-Spandau I discovered a dubbing studio and decided to say hello , I immediately got along well with everyone and offered to start right away! Said and done! They put three texts in my hand and I was in the studio! "His advice to those who want to try something is therefore:" If you want something, go where you can get it and do not be afraid! Nobody can say more than 'no'! "
Meanwhile he writes a comedy program. His self-promotion, at least, is already ready for comedy: "So if someone needs a speaker or even feel like a sausage, that helps me a lot! And the money is safe with me! "In return, offers help for similar business ideas:" Just write my email address in, then people can contact me! Maybe someone wants a Riversnack, so I like to help, "he says goodbye.
Update: My article draws circles - In the meantime, the online magazine Berliner Akzente reports on the bizarre Alexander Käppler!
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