Fred Rutgers

Fred Rutgers

Owner, The Business Storyteller


Thank you for visiting my profile. The Business Story Teller inspires sales people to get passionate about what they do again! Selling is about passion, drive and knowing what you do! The Business Story Teller opens your eyes, offers you a fresh look on matters, helps you create a vision and encourages you to explore new routes to success! The Business Story Teller is not about endless talks or a magic mister know it all. It is about having inspirational conversations that help you focus and grap more and better opportunities. It is about rediscovering your passion and drive and opening your eyes for a new vision on Happy Selling. The Business Story Teller breeds entrepreneurial success in the Happy Selling Club. Ambitious entrepreneurs gather in this club to team up with peers on their way to new commercial archievements. Sharing passion, knowledge, experience and opportunities is the magic dust for archieving your goals. In the Happy Selling Club we connect you with soulmates and offer members hands on coaching to find their route to Happy Selling and untill than undiscovered sales opportunities! As you can see in the blog section here on Ecademy I often blog and comment on sales, marketing and management subjects. Also on Linkedin you can see that in the questions and answers section I have helped many people with their sales and marketing problems and as a result have gained a lot of expertise acknowledgement on Linkedin. I have worked most of my career in senior positions where I was responsible for bottomline performance. The only way to get those results was by getting in huge lots of proffitable customers! business to consumer selling is what I like and do best! I find consumers extremely interesting! Since I am a true people person I always like to find out what makes people tick. What is it that makes a prospect like your products and services? Why did he choose you and not your competitor? Why, why, why, I always dig to the bottom and want to fully understand my target audience! I also did a lot of study on how to address different target audiences, I think prospects deserve to be addressed in a way they feel most comfortable with. Each bird sings his own song! I am a firm believer that success never comes because of luck, but only thanks to hard work! If you really want to make something happen, you can! There is always a solution! It is a matter of finding the solution and grabbing the opportunity! Quite often people develop products or services that they think will bring them huge success. Than when they start trying to sell it they find out it is not selling..... at all! Why not? This is where I come in! Mostly if marketing and sales people try to find out why they are not selling as much as they would like to, they can not differentiate the wood from the trees! Since they have bought or developed their own products or services... and... they have designed their own sales and marketing strategy they are in love with both! Every mother is confident that her baby is the best looking, smartest and by far the quetest baby in the whole wide world! Would that mother even consider to change the ears? When it comes to getting your products and services sold, I would! Without hesitation! If you want to sell more, I can help you do just that! People who have worked with me always say they are blown out of their socks with how quickly I can come up with a stream of ideas to conquer the problem! Most of the time they are amazed by the results as well! In the past I had the privelidge of solving sales, marketing and product development issues for some very large and successful companies such as: American Express Hewlett Packard Du Pont de Nemours Ford Nederland Nissan Europe Gold Corp of Australia Philips Nederland Willy Perkins Superunie Achmea Primeur card KPN Vodaphone Experian Telfort Chipper Nederland Videoland Nederland Q8 Rocks Scarlet Copyright Promotions Nederland Next to all those (very) large organisations I have also helped many SME companies. So please do not think that I am to big for you to ask for my help! I have helped a lot of small entrepreneurs and some want to be entrepreneurs to get their business started and growing. I still love to be in the centre of the process getting my hands dirty! I also coach students (marketing) with their research projects. As you can also see in my profile on Linkedin, I have been self employed for most of my life. I know what it is to build and grow a business from my own experience. I have done that successfully, and I have learned by making mistakes, so I know every aspect from doing it myself! This expertise I like to share with as many people as possible, I certainly would like to share it with YOU! Are you not selling as much as you'd like? Are you struggling to get your business moving? Than let's have a chat! I am, and will always be an entrepreneur! it is in my blood and vains! This will however not in any way conflict with the efforts I will make to boost your sales through the roof! Oh and by the way I'm also going to run another company again! For that project I'm looking for investors. Should you be interested to invest? Please contact me! Thank you very much for reading my profile! I hope you now have a clear pricture of who I am, what I do and what I could do for you. Kind regards, Fred Rutgers The Business Story Teller Please email me on: Or call me on: +31 (0)651542222



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Peter H. Claes

"I met Fred several years ago. He became a trusted friend, bought promotional products from our company and we had a beer from time to time. One day we had both a bad situation .... and today i 'm happy to say that even in bad times, Fred is still a dynamic person and a trusted person. Fred, thank you for all the years we are 5* brothers :-) Grtz from Belgium Peter H. Claes"

Cristel Hensen

"Fred has not only enthused me to become an active Ecademy user, but most of all he inspired me with his new ideas and way of thinking. Whithout me sharing, he connected with all my ideas and even filled in the blancs. Amazing! His spirit and drive boosts my energy level every time we meet. Thank you, Fred, hope to share many more of these moments with you.."

Victor Marques

"Thank you FRED for being one of my contacts. I wish you great abundance for you and the ones that you love. One of my poems: When things go wrong and you can't pay the bill,, Lost everything even your true will, Just look at the sky… blue sky. Make your last try… Life is a secret in every sense, The moon and the sun are intense. We plant seeds to grow.. Please make another blow. Life is a constant fight, You will see the light sometimes you feel not so good, down, Next day you have a golden Crown... Life with clouds of doubt, and you never know what comes about. It may be near when you think that everything goes away, You just discover peace and God in a true way. Warmest regards. Victor Marques "

Dominic Verbruggen

"Fred, I sincerely think you are a valuable asset to any network! That's why I would like to invite you to join me on my website . That is, if you haven't already of course ;-). If interested in employment and/or freelance assignments in Flanders, Brussels and surroundings, you can also join me at - networking hot spot for recruiters, job seekers & freelancers (also to be found in the linkedin groups directory as "Flanders Recruitment Network - Recruitmentnetwerk Vlaanderen" at ). On the occasion of Labour Day 2009 I created the Pan European Recruitment Network. Why not take a look at"

Lee Parent

"Hi, Fred I really appreciate that you took the time to connect with me here on Ecademy. I love your profile. Seems you are a master of positive change and it is commendable that you offer to freely help others through your vast knowledge of business and relationships to enable them to prosper. It would be a pleasure to get to know you well. Perhaps some of your expertise will rub off on me. It would be nice also to work together in some way that will enable others to experience positive change in their lives and perhaps benefit each of us as well. As a believer in the Law of Attraction I feel there is good reason for our becoming acquainted here on Ecademy. I will look forward to what the future may hole. Best regards and wishes, Lee"

Sasaseesaorrn Saksansaat

"Dear Fred Rutgers, Thank you so much for connecting with me and great to meet you on Ecademy. I feel happy to rate you "Liked". I'm sure your business and yourlife to be successful forever. If I can help you for anything please let me know. Best regards, Sasaseesaorrn,"

Henry Christensen

" Hello Fred Rutgers Thanks for joining my network here at ecademy! Hope to exchange some good business information with you. Kindest Regards, Henry Denmark/Philippines F5M-Millionaires Club "

Adiel Solomon

"Hi! I'm honored to be connected to your network on ecademy. I look forward to a closer friendship and mutual business relationship in our businesses. Adiel S.K "

Hans Anneveld

"We met quite often through networking. Fred is pro active, making things happen, helpful, spontaneous, and a very creative. Some of the many qualities. He certainly likes to share his knowledge and skills and likes to help others succeed as well. Fred offered opportunities for selling several times, recently helping with a clearance sale. Hands on! "

Robert Oosthout

"Fred is a seasoned entrepreneur, who inspires people around him all the time. He is a out of the box thinker and with a great sence of humour. He is also a visionairy and a great leader and public speaker. He is a complete stand for solid home building, insulation and sustainability. I thank you Fred for being my friend. Robert Oosthout."

Thomas Power

"Master Game player."

Jennifer Bloom

"I'm pleased to count Fred as one of my contacts here on Ecademy. Changing Lives, Jennifer "

francois vallet

"You have a great profile Fred ! Your green revolutions are not only GOOD for the planet but they are also GOOD for our green Europe and GOOD for your business There is so much to be done in insulation and solar energy ! As a business angel, have also several projects to tell you about including revolutions in automobile industry & in cooling systems... Be my guest to further exchange Cordialement François Paris, France"

Gregor P. Lehmann

"Dear Fred, Really appreciated to be connected with you by the ecademy. Looking forward for a mutually beneficial relationship. Welcome to the network. Greetings. 8-) Gregor P. Lehmann "

George Joseph

"Dear Fred, Today is a remarkable day, made possible by ecademy and YOU. YOU have helped me achieve the dream of networking with a thousand ecademicians from all over the world! Thank you for helping me along the way... While thanking you for your help, I invite you to visit our project in Palamaner. Or if you wish to know more about our work, please visit: Wishing you a meaningful Lenten season and with Gods abundant blessings. George "

A Andrea Turcsanyi HELPS!

"Dear Fred, Honest welcome to my fast growing group, with you I'm also stronger! I'm very happy to see you in my network! See you in Budapest, Hungary - heart of Europe! I will be very happy if you'll come! In Hungary you won't be hungry! Pls don't forget about my reliable help and that you have a friend in Budapest! I'm the person who can help you to get hotelroom, transfer, city tour, programms and painless dental treatment in a relaxed atmosphere. I wish you and yr family happpppppppppppppy and prosperous new year! Best regards, Andrea Turcsányi "

Frank de Graaf

"Good old Fred, I am so happy that- after 43 years- we have meet again! It was verry special to me seeiing in you that dedicated person with a high standard of help-attitude. Great! Thank you so much for your kindness and the way you created this opportunity to meet other fine people during this energetic evening. Best Wishes, Be Well, Frank"

Dick Woods

" Dear Fred: Thank you for the kind words, when I find my self locally, I will be sure to look you up. My Sincere wishes for you and yours to have a Great New Year Dick Woods "

Dr.Larisa Varenikova

"Extremely pleased to connect with you. Look forward to collaborations. Best wishes. Larisa Varenikova Independent Executive Search Consultant Head Hunter Ukraine-Russia-CIS "

Jan Mulder

"Fred is one of those rare individuals who you meet not to often in live. It takes a little while to get to know each other. But you're instinct tells you he is the right guy you want to meet. Take the effort to meet with him, chat with him and you won't get disappointed. At least I am not and that's what's counts. "

Ferdinand Felix Casantusan

"Proactive! I like that! :)"

Merold Mueller

"I rated him good, because he is a great networker!"

Rob Schuil

"I know Fred as a net worker and very original Business owner. I met him for the first time on a business party on the race cirquit in Zandvoort the Netherlands. He knows what he's doing and willing to listen to possibilities. His new business will be a breakthrough in a lot of opportunities regarding to manage energy in your house ore business. He will create new deals and a new way of looking at the commercial possibilities for both customer and himself. I know him as someone for a good conversation about live familie and business and of course fun. He has no boundery around him try him in all aspects its worth to know him. "

Ron van Uden

"Fred, highly appreciate your talks on saving energy also in relation to construction. This is wirth good rating. Groet, Ron."

Lingaraj Ra

"Fred is such as a great help oriented network leader. I am very happy to be his connect. Best wishes from Lingaraj :)"

Ron Ladage

"Fred is a real entrepreneur, who have eyes for the human site of business and he takes the time for other people to help them. He is very honest and he have the courage to tell it in black and white vision, so that you get a real advise from him. He likes to run the Ecademy club Eerbeek and when you have the change to come to one of the events from his club, enjoy it! Ron Ladage "

Andrew Morgan

"Fred is full of ideas and encouragement. A clever man who is great company. Pleasure to meet you this week Fred. Andrew"

Marieke Hensel #4

"In the short time I know Fred, I have already seen many qualities that stand out in the online world and especially in online people-relations. He is a proactive guy who wants to make things happen. And showed this by starting up an Ecademy club for the Netherlands in the East. Next to that he showed how generous he is by offering his help in the area he knows he can truely add value. He is a man of the new Networking era. :-) It is great to be connected with him."

Roy van den Munckhof #5

"Fred is the type of serial entrepreneur who see new (micro)markets and enter them confidently and enthousiastically. He knows the right people and the right ways to reach his public. For me it is an honour to have De Bedrijver as my client. Highly recommended networker."

Jan Mulder

"From the several discussions I had with Fred in writing, over the phone and 'vis-a-vis' I can tell you that Fred is a very pleasant person to talk to. Everybody on LinkedIn should hook up with Fred. He has an awful lot to offer and you will have a lot of fun interacting with him. He is generous and warm hearted, I am very glad to have him in my network."

Ummer Tareen

"nice person .......with good charming personality"

Mike Deakin

"Hi Fred, thanks for taking the time to welcome me to Ecademy, I shall be be looking at the websites and businesses of the many different members who have already done as you have, currently I have been over whelmed by the response that a newbee gets as soon as thay appear on here. This is just to say hello and show that your note was appreciated. Talk soon Mike"

Thomas Power

"Only in his second day and Fred invited all his friends to join Ecademy. That gets a good rating from me. A new fellow worth watching I suspect. "


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