Doerscircle - the Story

The big why...

It all started with a lot of “Why’s?”: “Why do I have to pay so much more just because I am now venturing on my own?”, “Why are there certain things that I had yesterday, which I can’t get today – just because of the fact that I’m now on my own?”, “Why isn’t it possible for a normal, sensible person to easily understand the insurance offerings and policies. Why aren’t they more transparent and communicated in a way that they are actually possible to understand” and so the “Why’s” continued... Followed by a lot of frustration… “Why do I need to waste my time trying to understand and obtain things that should be straightforward instead of spending all my time and energy on building my business?”.  

This was 10 years ago when Helle Priess, the Founder of Doerscircle, started her journey as an Independent Doer. “When I made the decision to leave what lots of people would call my secure, stable and well-paid corporate job to venture on my own and chase my dream, I struggled with accepting what I faced upon calling my health insurance company to transfer my corporate policy to an individual insurance. I received a so called ‘offer’ on the insurance, which was 5 times higher than what we paid under the corporate policy – but for a less favorable insurance. Also, there were certain parts of the insurance that I couldn’t even get anymore. Just because of the fact that I was now independent; and despite the fact that I had been with the same insurance company for almost 10 years at that time. That didn’t make sense to me. I therefore checked around – with insurance companies directly, as well as with insurance brokers – but I ended up with exactly the same challenge. Despite being the same person, looking for the same coverage, the price increased massively – at the same time as I couldn’t even get the same coverage. It was somehow discouraging to start my own business, take risk, invest money and then feel like I was almost being ‘punished’ for it. And yes, the insurance part turned out just to be one thing. I soon figured out that similar challenges appeared within banking as well as within more straightforward areas like mobile and software subscription. I simply experienced that everything got more difficult and significantly more expensive as an independent, self-employed person”, says Helle.

In 10 years certain things have developed. The freelance economy is booming, co-working spaces are popping up everywhere, and one could claim that entrepreneurs are the change-makers of today. Almost 50% of the global work force is already self-employed… We simply live and work differently today compared to what we did just 10 years ago. Yet the world is still designed by corporates, for corporates. This creates a significant imbalance, which needs to be fixed. That’s exactly what Doerscircle is all about.   

Easy to understand and affordable

At Doerscircle we do not believe that we need to pay much more for things just because we are Independent Doers. And we do not see any reasons why we should not be able to obtain the same solutions, products and services, at the same price, as corporates.

We are a team of entrepreneurs ourselves, and we know what it is like to leave stability behind and jump into, or just live in, a world full of uncertainty. We should be able to focus all our energy and resources on our business instead of being distracted and wasting time and money because we cannot easily get the solutions and services we need – at a sensible price point. This is why we have created Doerscirlce. We want to provide solutions and services that are targeted our needs, easy to understand and affordable. We strive to make your and our lives easier. We strive for simplicity and transparency.   

By Doers, for Doers

At Doerscircle we listen. We love to get feedback from all of you – on existing solutions, services and benefits; but also on new solutions, services or benefits that you need. We are Independent Doers ourselves and everything we do is created to support our fellow Doers.

Coming back to the “why’s” from 10 years ago…. We should not pay more for solutions and services just because we are venturing on our own. At Doerscircle we unite Independent Doers to negotiate better conditions for all of us so that we can chase our dreams without worrying about security and paying too much.

Now, let’s focus on what we do best! Let’s focus on creating value!  

The big why...

It all started with a lot of “Why’s?”: “Why do I have to pay so much more just because I am now venturing on my own?”, “Why are there certain things that I had yesterday, which I can’t get today – just because of the fact that I’m now on my own?”, “Why isn’t it possible for a normal, sensible person to easily understand the insurance offerings and policies. Why aren’t they more transparent and communicated in a way that they are actually possible to understand” and so the “Why’s” continued... Followed by a lot of frustration… “Why do I need to waste my time trying to understand and obtain things that should be straightforward instead of spending all my time and energy on building my business?”.  

This was 10 years ago when Helle Priess, the Founder of Doerscircle, started her journey as an Independent Doer. “When I made the decision to leave what lots of people would call my secure, stable and well-paid corporate job to venture on my own and chase my dream, I struggled with accepting what I faced upon calling my health insurance company to transfer my corporate policy to an individual insurance. I received a so called ‘offer’ on the insurance, which was 5 times higher than what we paid under the corporate policy – but for a less favorable insurance. Also, there were certain parts of the insurance that I couldn’t even get anymore. Just because of the fact that I was now independent; and despite the fact that I had been with the same insurance company for almost 10 years at that time. That didn’t make sense to me. I therefore checked around – with insurance companies directly, as well as with insurance brokers – but I ended up with exactly the same challenge. Despite being the same person, looking for the same coverage, the price increased massively – at the same time as I couldn’t even get the same coverage. It was somehow discouraging to start my own business, take risk, invest money and then feel like I was almost being ‘punished’ for it. And yes, the insurance part turned out just to be one thing. I soon figured out that similar challenges appeared within banking as well as within more straightforward areas like mobile and software subscription. I simply experienced that everything got more difficult and significantly more expensive as an independent, self-employed person”, says Helle.

In 10 years certain things have developed. The freelance economy is booming, co-working spaces are popping up everywhere, and one could claim that entrepreneurs are the change-makers of today. Almost 50% of the global work force is already self-employed… We simply live and work differently today compared to what we did just 10 years ago. Yet the world is still designed by corporates, for corporates. This creates a significant imbalance, which needs to be fixed. That’s exactly what Doerscircle is all about.   

Easy to understand and affordable

At Doerscircle we do not believe that we need to pay much more for things just because we are Independent Doers. And we do not see any reasons why we should not be able to obtain the same solutions, products and services, at the same price, as corporates.

We are a team of entrepreneurs ourselves, and we know what it is like to leave stability behind and jump into, or just live in, a world full of uncertainty. We should be able to focus all our energy and resources on our business instead of being distracted and wasting time and money because we cannot easily get the solutions and services we need – at a sensible price point. This is why we have created Doerscirlce. We want to provide solutions and services that are targeted our needs, easy to understand and affordable. We strive to make your and our lives easier. We strive for simplicity and transparency.   

By Doers, for Doers

At Doerscircle we listen. We love to get feedback from all of you – on existing solutions, services and benefits; but also on new solutions, services or benefits that you need. We are Independent Doers ourselves and everything we do is created to support our fellow Doers.

Coming back to the “why’s” from 10 years ago…. We should not pay more for solutions and services just because we are venturing on our own. At Doerscircle we unite Independent Doers to negotiate better conditions for all of us so that we can chase our dreams without worrying about security and paying too much.

Now, let’s focus on what we do best! Let’s focus on creating value!