Interview With Jack Chen - Happy Sparrow Pte Ltd

Today we have the Founder of Professional Teambuilding company with us for the #bloginterviewseriesJack Chen, also sometimes known as Jack "Sparrow" Chen runs Happy Sparrow Pte Ltd. 

So here goes the Questionaire:

What ignited the spark in you to start this business venture or to make significant changes in an existing business? How did the idea for your business come about? 
I love to help people put up tasks together that seems tedious at the on start. Most importantly, I love to help people work together in harmony with one another.  That’s why, team building allows me to let my clients have fun and at the same time, work together in harmony with joy and happiness. 

What is your background? Education, Work Experience 
Used to be a regular in the  Republic of Singapore Air Force, as a senior Captain. Graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineer from University of Queensland (1st Class Honours) 


How long have you been in business? In this business? In other businesses? 
More than 6 years in team building business. 

If you had the chance to start your career over again, what would you do differently? 
I will still choose team building. Because it’s a job that requires me to constantly be creative and think on my feet, and of course, meeting new people! 

What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur? 
Perseverance, patience and positive 

What are some of the biggest mistakes you’ve made? 
Stay in the force for too long. 


What motivates you? 
When I know I can make a difference to the team building programme for my clients. Making them memorable, and letting them know that Happy Sparrow is always with them on the journey of creating their ideal team building programme which meets their requirements. 

How do you define success? 
Ability to share with the rest, especially the less fortunate ones. 

Who has been your greatest inspiration? 
Brownie Ware, Author to the book “5 Regrets of the Dying” 

What is Unique about your business? 
Our team building programme is fully customizable.  We work closely with our clients to customise the team building programmes so it fits their company vision and mission, and the messages they want us to spread through our games. 


What is your favourite aspect of being an entrepreneur?  
I am able to control my time, constantly meeting new people and learning from them. 

How do you go about marketing your business? What has been your most successful form of marketing? 
Word of mouth, website, SEO, social media. 


What are your hobbies? What do you do in your non-work time? 
I love motor biking adventures. All outdoors adventures appeal to me. I love kayaking, scuba diving, boating, cycling, roller blading, traveling, reading and music. 


Where you see yourself and your business in 10 years? 20 years? 
To be The “Go To” company for team building related programmes. And hope to establish Happy Sparrow in the overseas arena. 

What three pieces of advice would you give to aspiring entrepreneurs? 
Don’t just jump into things. Think through it first.  But if somehow or other, you had already jumped into it, just persevere and press on! Have faith in your decision and be super positive! 

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