Hartono Gunawan - Crops Distributor from Jombang
Some time ago, the Editor of Mutual chance to meet a businessman crops in Jombang. From the results palawijanya, he supplies the raw nuts to the needs of an enterprise bean with a famous brand. Met at his residence in Jombang, he tells of his business, activities in the temple, until the insured interest, of course, the Bumiputera. Let's look!
How Mr. initially started his career as an entrepreneur?
I'm actually one of Malang. I continued partnership (business) my in-laws. Initially in 1970, my in-laws business managing shortages in these crops. Then I called in to help take care of business. So that I become a distributor entrepreneur crops until now.
Continue the family business is certainly not easy. Moreover, can survive and thrive to this day. What are the keys?
All efforts must begin with intention. If we have the earnest intention, what we do can do it. And I apply it in my business. Its just a simple key really.
How did Dad know insurance, especially Bumiputera?
I know the insurance through the scene of an accident that happened to my sister in law. In the 1970's when it was en route from Jombang to Surabaya, he suffered a traffic accident. Colt that he drove the car, stuck in the gutter and hit a small bridge. His body was crushed by the steering wheel. He was rushed to hospital. Three critical months in the hospital and has undergone surgery three times. But God called him.
In the not too distant, Bumiputera come to claim compensation for his heir died. Of the incident, I realized how important insurance for humans. Very beneficial for the family, especially me as head of household. Surely this will relieve my wife and my kids someday. At least, I can take a positive lesson from every incident in front of my eyes.
I was invited to join the Bumiputera policy holders. Without thinking any longer, I joined. If not mistaken, I joined the natives in 1972. I have not memorized the exact number of my policy until now, but any policy contract runs out, I certainly offered a new policy. And I joined again.
What Mr. Dad always consider that recombine?
Initially, there was no element of compulsion to join the Bumiputera. They provide insurance explanation that makes sense to me as a lay person with insurance. And when the contract runs out they were not forced, but they offer the policy. But there is absolutely no element of coercion. I am very aware of insurance needs.
In addition Bumiputera service is also far better. I was anti with other companies. I have several times had joined the other foreign companies, but I was very disappointed. At first, they offer a high yield. Wahh .. I was interested at that time. But when the policy contract runs out, I was looking for his office had not even exist in this Jombang. He said the move, but no one knows where emigration. Until finally I lost my money in vain.
Besides doing business, what other activities the Father?
I was active in the Shrine. I happen to believe as one of the Board at the pagoda. I'm in charge of Art. Each year many events we have put in the temple, such as Sunday school, singing, and Lion Dance. Some time ago we had a Lion Dance Festival in East Java.
In addition to art activities in the temple, I also invite other board for insurance on the Bumiputera. Although there are no special events, we usually get together, get together in the temple. What are we talking about, but just a casual chat. Until I invite them to join the insurance Bumiputera.
What should be done to raise awareness of insurance in society?
Insurance companies in Indonesia have a lot of standing. In Jombang alone, foreign insurers have started a lot of standing. But insurance is basically a business of trust. Customer confidence should be maintained and always improved. How does a company wants to awaken people to the insured, if the insurance company can not maintain the trust of its customers?
Focus in customer service. Due to the outstanding service is the key to success in the insurance trust. Not easy. Must be supported all aspects of the company.
From the government side should also encourage the dissemination of insurance to the public. Because it deals with the welfare of society, worthy of responsible government. Make an insurance program for public education. Contohlah abroad. Guaranteed health insurance. Rangga wisnhu ***