Published 29 March 2017
This month, we’re celebrating the successes of savvy expatriates and Singaporeans, as well as the setbacks they overcame, to make life better in Singapore in our Expatpreneur Awards 2017.
Dr. Mark Reyneker, Founder and Clinical Director of Family Podiatry Centre, didn’t first start his business in Singapore.
But, on hindsight, leaving his comfort zone to venture into business on the Red Dot proved to be a good move (pun intended).
After selling his practice in Port Elizabeth South Africa, to move to Malaysia Dr. Mark established two Family Podiatry Centre branches where he saw up to 40 patients a day. Then about five years ago he left his “comfort zone” to set out for Singapore to start a third branch.
“People were surprised”, he remembers. “But six months after I left Malaysia, numerous events shook its economy. This was a big, successful move for my family and company.”
That been said, his first year here served him a “large slice of humble pie” as he had no customer base yet. “I saw one to three patients daily,” he says. “My newborn daughter was a perfect distraction.”