After growing up in The Netherlands and spending a year in the Dutch Royal Air Force, Taco moved to Spain at the age of 19 where he worked for an ISP based in Marbella. There, he could do what he loved most; designing websites and working with computers.
At the age of 21 he made the bold move to open up his own Internet Development and Hosting company called “Malaga IT”. At one stage the company employed 12 people, ranging from receptionist to designers and IT staff.
Setting up the company was one of the most exhilarating and at the same time most difficult thing he’d ever done. All business experience and knowledge had to be gained the hard way, and each day was another day of learning. Over the next 6 years he setup a complete hosting environment, with email, web and database servers, and managed several staff in hardware sales & maintenance, graphic design, programming and hosting.
Selling the company after 6 years was even harder than starting it up, but he decided that the 6 years of knowledge would allow him to build an even better company and reach his goal of owning and running a successful website one day.
At age 28 he moved to Australia Brisbane where he worked for several great companies over the years like; Department of Premier and Cabinet, Tourism Queensland, Suncorp and Inco Mining.
Taco Fleur is currently managing the successful Australian Business Directory clickfind™.