RedstoneVillage3Q: Kindly give our readers an introduction to your business. Please include what your business is all about, in which city you are located and if you have offices in multiple locations/cities.

A: RedStone Private Country Estate is a residential estate situated on 1160 ha in Broederstroom, North West Province overlooking the Magalies Mountains and picturesque Hartbeespoort Dam. It is just 30 mins drive from Fourways and the nrotgern suburbs of Sandton

Q: Kindly give us a brief description about yourself (it should include your brief educational or entrepreneurial background and list some of your major achievements).

A: Christo Duminy is the development director of RedStone Private Country Estate with a track record in property development and investment for more than 20 years.

Q: What inspired you to (start a new business venture) or (to make significant changes in an existing business)? How did the idea for your business come about?

A: RedStone Private Country Estate is situated on a unique piece of real estate in South Africa, unparalleled views and centrally located for families and professionals to live a live outside the major urban cities of Gauteng.

Q: What three pieces of advice would you give to budding entrepreneurs?

A: Always value input from others
Be patient in your planning
Believe in your product

Q: What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?

A: Perseverance
In-depth knowledge of the industry
A network of people to deliver on your goals

Q: How many hours do you work a day on average?
A: 10-12

Q: To what do you most attribute your success?
A: Work before success

Q: How do you go about marketing your business? What has been your most successful form of marketing?
A: Personal networks and relationships

Q: Where did your organizations funding/capital come from and how did you go about getting it? How did you obtain investors for your venture?
A: Commercial investors and funding institutions

Q: What is the best way to achieve long-term success?
A: Have a longer term plan

Q: Where you see yourself and your business in 5 – 10 years?
A: RedStone Private Country Estate to be a leading residential estate in South Africa

Q: Excluding yours, what company or business do you admire the most?
A: Microsoft and Apple

Q: How important have good employees been to your success?
A: Crutioal to a successful business is always the people.

Q: How long do you stick with an idea before giving up?
A: Until you find the right solution

Q: What motivates you?
A: Finding the right solution

Q: What are your ideals?
A: To deliver on the plans and projects embarked on.

Q: How do you generate new ideas?
A: By asking advice on problems

Q: How do you define success?
A: To deliver on the plans and projects embarked on.

Q: How do you build a successful customer base?  
A: Service a relationships

Q: What is your favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur?
A: The unknown of the day ahead.

Q: What has been your most satisfying moment in business?
A: Starting it!

Q: What do you feel is the major difference between entrepreneurs and those who work for someone else?
A: By doing what other people and talking about

Q: What kind of culture exists in your organization? How did you establish this tone and why did you institute this particular type of culture?
A: Responding to matters arising. Not to procrastinate.

Q: In one word, characterize your life as an entrepreneur.
A: Full.

Q: If you had the chance to start your career over again, what would you do differently?
A: no

Q: How has being an entrepreneur affected your family life?
A: They enjoy the vision of the business with everybody.

Q: What is your greatest fear, and how do you manage fear?
A: Address them in a responsible way.

Q: How did you decide on the location for your business?
A: Real Estate deceit the location.

Q: Do you believe there is some sort of pattern or formula to becoming a successful entrepreneur?
A: No.

Q: If you could talk to one person from history, who would it be and why?
A: Einstein – who would question why an apple fall from a tree?

Q: Who has been your greatest inspiration?
A: Previous successful developers.

Q: What book has inspired you the most? (OR what is your favorite book?)
A: novels by Gream Hancock

Q: What are some of the biggest mistakes you’ve made?
A: Being too slow to act to opportunities

Q: How can you prevent mistakes or do damage control?
A: By being responsible in reacting

Q: What are your hobbies? What do you do in your non-work time?
A: Sport, golf outdoors

Q: What makes you happy?
A: A full day in the sun.

Q: What sacrifices have you had to make to be a successful entrepreneur?
A: Spending time indoors.

Q: If you were conducting this interview, what question would you ask?
A: Are you a happy person?

About Redstone Private Country Estate: Build your dream home with RedStone Private Country Estate! We design homes according to the owners individual style and preference. Contact us to sale or rent your property today!

Company Name: RedStone Private Country Estate
Address: R512, Oberon Road, Broederstroom, Hartbeespoort Dam, South Africa, 0240,
Tel No: +27 12 205 1520