We had the good fortune of connecting with Matko Pecotic and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Matko, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I can´t say it was a thought proces. It came more intuitively. I always wanted to have my own business and I didn´t really know what to do. I heard about a guy making money by reselling plastic bags. It ended up combining my hobby with work. Back in 2007. I started doing mobile phone reviews on my newly formed website and a friend of mine just told me: “You should do video reviews. Video is going to be huge in the next few years”.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I first felt as an artist when I created Weddinghouse back in 2018. It was more than 10 years after I became an entrepreneur. Part of my family were professional and recognized artists (sculptors) from my grandmothers family Lozica. I knew artists were very different, charismatic, hard to deal with, They didn´t fit in standard perceptions. And no matter the talent you have, you first have to work hard and produce a lot. Perfection can come after a while. If you are obsessed with it in the beginning, as I was, you are very slow and you don´t learn a lot. To every artist I would say – create as more as you can. After 10, 20, 100 or 1000 videos you produce, every next one will be better. If you are stuck on the first few, your progress will be wery slow.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Every city, neighborhood or a tourist spot has its own story. I would take my friend for skiing and drinks on top of Sljeme, the mountain above Zagreb, I would show him the upper old town and take him to one of the home made food restaurants. Croatians like to drink coffe and there are many places to go in the city. We have a Museum of illusions and the famous Nikola Tesla Techical museum which are very attractive.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Looking back it would be impossible to create any tangible success without great people around me. I never realised why they stood my side and helped me. But they did and they still do. I am very thankful to prof. Vatroslav Skare who guided me through marketing principles and helped me organise my businesse in a valuable proposition on the market. My friend Matej Zadro learned me how to be openminded and deal with various interests. Srdjan Vunich was my first colleague and a hardworking coworker. Damir Piscetek and Robert Matakovic went along in creating new ventures. And then there are many others… Besides people, books are the second greatest thing that exists for an entrepreneur. You have to find books that suit you – and to do that, you have to read a lot. I try to read 5-10 pages in the morning and 10-20 before going to sleep. Books can help you perceive different experiences in business, investing, family and friends. After reading so many, I think that the ultimate goal and some kind of meaning is to be able to understand and live along with so many people on this planet.

Website: weddinghouse.hr, connectedcontent.hr, usporedi.hr, gdgtcompare.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weddinghouse.hr/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matkopecotic/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/matko.pecotic

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/gdgtcompare

Image Credits
Robert Matakovic

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