Hristo Yanev is a young and successful professionalist in the Tourism sector, founder and CEO of the company VIP-Sliven Ltd. The company develops different projects in a broad spectrum – from innovative touristic products and services to web design, social media, marketing, coaching, lecturing
www.VisitBulgariaOn.Com – Day and multi-day trips in Bulgaria and Balkan countries. Tourists from all over the world.
www.VisitSliven.com – Alternative tours and accommodation for those, who want to discover the spectacular Sliven region
www.BestBulgariaDeals.com – Interesting and fun trips inside and outside the country.
www.MeOnTour.com – An Advanced p2p artificial intelligence platform connecting locals with locals needing deep worldwide experiences.
Apart from being an owner of this successful and rapidly expanding business, Hristo Yanev is also a professional consultant and lecturer. He first started doing that in 2010, as a guest lecturer in universities in Bulgaria and UK.
Hristo Yanev shares that he is a very positive person, who believes in the power of the networking and who gets positively charged when working with professionals from different corners of the world. Hristo shares that the key to his success is in his efforts and hard work during university years and his infinite thirst for knowledge.
How would you evaluate the globalisation of the business – is it a positive or negative development? What informs your choice?
It’s a big plus! More opportunities, interconnected society, lots of online options and huge potential for distant and home working.
How do you find new markets and partners and does the global online network help you in your efforts?
Sure, it helps! We go to the world’s largest travel shows, attend different b2b events, speak at WTM London and ITB Berlin and most importantly follow up and tailor our products to the needs and wants of the partners. –
Where do you see your business in 3-5 years’ time?
MeOnTour.com and its advanced artificial intelligence platform for which we look for businessmen to join our investors. The opportunities are enormous because our idea is very sophisticated and goes way beyond the simple p2p model. Meanwhile, we are going to improve all our online operationс of our other brands. Interesting to know is that we own one of the finest domain names in the world in several business sectors.
Are you ready to get into the role of a “business angel” to help a starting company grow? What are you looking for in a startup?
Yes, sure! We’ve done that already. It’s difficult to say what could impress me but I always look for original and crazy ideas to the disturb market trends.
If you are a young company looking for financing, what are the ways and means you are going to use to reach investors?
Nowadays, you have more options than before. So, I would check direct EU funding not through the local government. Also, b2b networks such as IBA could help in looking and finding funding!
How do you intend to benefit from the opportunity of direct contact with new partners in the markets you define as strategic for your business?
This is a golden opportunity that I would chase with all my energy and business etiquette.
How can IBA.Bulgaria help your business become more visible, more recognisable and more attractive to new partners?
You are doing great job with such interviews and promotional publicities! I greatly appreciate this idea and when I met with Miroslav Bogdantsaliev in Varna in 2017 I told him I see the opportunities in it.
You are also a consultant. Freelancing practice combines the different roles of a demanding “boss” and a conscientious worker. Which one suits you better?
Well, you always need to find the balance. I feel good when the co-workers or the staff feels good. Sometimes, I’m quite strict and sometimes very easy-going depending on the project.
How do you find your clients and what do you do to win their trust and build sustainable business contacts?
Being a consultant for me is a secondary job. So, I performed really excellently in the universities where I was studying, accomplished different tasks to perfection and that’s how I manage to get these jobs. And I always aim to learn new things. I read Robin Sharma and personally it all starts within you. If you have the right motivation, you will always feel like a ”superhero” in what you’re doing.
How are the possibilities of business nomads, offered by the internet and social networks, help people for their personal and business projects?
Those are huge opportunities! So many ways to create, display, market and sell! But you need to stay informed everyday in order to ride the waves first!
How can IBA.Bulgaria help with your career, business and personal development?
With b2b networking opportunities, the official platform IBAconnect and, of course, with the interview we are making now!