MEET THE OWNER OF QUANTOX
Experienced CEO with a demonstrated history of working in the internet industry, Vuk is also skilled in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) with a consistent experience in leading Development Teams and programming.
His expertise is completed by a Master of Science (MSc) about Global Management, that he obtained at The University of Salford.
1. How did you come up with the business idea for Quantox?
I got my first PC when I was about 7 years old and soon after I started coding since there wasn’t many other interesting things to do on a computer back then.
So as time passed and the age of internet arrived, I started freelancing as well. By the age of 22 I founded Quantox as a one man show company… From there, it all evolved naturally. Ups & Downs as for any other businesses that today are gathering a number of 200 employees.
2. Tell us the first three things you’ve done to turn your idea into facts.
Hmm… I have to be honest. I didn’t think too much about it back then. As I previously explained, the stages changed naturally from me coding to doing other things and starting to hire people. Again, commitment, hard work and passion are three things which kept me moving further then and today as well.
3. Name one situation that made you want to quit.
Ahhh… SO MANY ! Honestly, every job can be sweet and hard as well, at some points in life. We are an outsourcing company which means that we have a lot of different clients. Different sizes, different technologies, different requirements and so on. Therefore, is not always easy to please them. It is a very dynamic and stressful business, but very interesting in the same time!
Every time I get the desire to quit, my team and family are there to encourage me to move on. They give me the strength I need and the energy to do it stronger than before!
4. Name one situation that made you want to go forward.
I always get a strong wish to go forward when I see any positive things going on, growth, potential and especially when I see how hard my team is working on everything we do. Having a great team is what actually makes it work!
5. What do you think are the most difficult challenges entrepreneurs have to face on serbian market nowadays?
At least in our IT sector, one big challenge is talent recruitment. There is simply not enough skilled people. But we are working on it! Educating beginners, collaborating with schools and colleges are some of the things we do to improve the situation. Hopefully, it will change for the better in the following years!
6. Investment matters. If you would invest in something else but your actual business. What would that be?
I am investing a lot into various blockchain projects since I am a strong believer in the technology and its benefits.
7. If you could change something about Serbia’s Entrepreneurs Community to improve it in any way, what would that be?
There are a few organisations and companies whose work I highly respect and encourage. They are working hard on educating and improving young people's professional abilities. The only thing I would enhance is our focus as a community. We should work more on our own projects than working for others.
8. What is Quantox bringing to the web & mobile development market, that is different compared its competitors?
I wouldn’t say that we are bringing many different things compared to our competition. The technology we're using is there for everyone to take it and I think that in what concerns this matter, we are definitely not behind our competitors.
What I think that is different about us is our friendly and unique approach, that we have with most of our clients. All that, due to our organic growth and the fact that we don't have a sales team. We are not corporate and most of our clients are either friends or friends of friends.
MEET THE MAN #BEHINDTHESUIT
1. Name one good habit that helps you deal with your active life.
2. Name one bad habit you can’t quit.
3. If you could be anything else but an entrepreneur what would you be?
A performance athlete.
4. You are the founder of Quantox, what is the favourite movie of the man who founded it?
Hmm, I'm afraid I don’t have one.
5. Tell us your favourite book. What’s the best thing you've learned from it?
It wouldn’t be fair to name only one…There are several and most of them are focusing on relations management. That helps me run the company.
6. Name the most important value that you believe in.
7. If you could compare your journey as an entrepreneur with a song what song would you choose?
I don’t really listen to music so I don’t have some particular words in my head, but it would definitely be something which have words “ups & downs” in it.
8. Tell us the best experience you had while working to build Quantox.
Growing together with my team members and watch them develop in these strong leaders I highly appreciate.
9. If you would give our readers one piece of advice from your entrepreneurial experience, what would that advice be?
I don’t consider myself worthy enough to give advices but here's what I am doing on a personal level: I commit to an idea and strongly believe in it, then work hard for it and if it fails, I'll repeat it all over again. At the end, one of them will work out. Plus,
...don’t put yourself in someone else's goals. Just do what makes you happy. If you are happy you are already successful!