An Entrepreneur’s Story: Erick Anez

Erick of EuroBol Trucks recently took part in the Junior/Senior Mentor Program. Here, he shares his lessons from his entrepreneurial journey and his experience in the Junior/Senior Mentor Program.

Erick of EuroBol Trucks recently took part in the Junior/Senior Mentor Program. Here, he shares his lessons from his entrepreneurial journey and his experience in the Junior/Senior Mentor Program.

Tell us about yourself! Who are you, what should we know about you?

I am Erick Anez CEO of EuroBol Trucks. I am a person who wants to improve himself every day in search of personal and family satisfaction, and economic stability.

Tell us about your entrepreneurial journey. What brought you to entrepreneurship, what do you do, what is the best part of being an entrepreneur and what is the most challenging?

There was something inside me that wanted something different from a traditional job. I wanted to be independent. Seeking to answer my concern I saw the need to export trucks to Bolivia, South America. There is a need for a selection of used trucks and spare parts of the brands Volvo and Scania. We understand that vehicle purchasing is a necessary, but sometimes unpleasant experience. My clients who come from Bolivia, and anticipating their coming I’m offering what they need.
The best part of being an entrepreneur is getting to make your own decisions, learn new things, and see the results that one has achieved.
The challenge for me as an entrepreneur has been to do everything myself without sharing works and setting limits. Changing markets make us take a new decisions and directions to meet new needs, and it is important to be able to control the emotions of uncertainty.

What brought you to the Junior/Senior Mentor program?

To be successful in today’s ever-changing business environment I must learn and evolve constantly. I wanted to search of a new directions for my company, seeing possibilities, other options to grow and to get outside opinions.

What was the greatest benefit of being a part of this program? What did you learn, how did you move forward?

Expanding my viewpoints/perspectives, and seeing/considering new ways of approaching situations. Understanding and recognition of what is happening as well as knowing how to interpret the Income Statement. It was good to also know how the numbers are connected to your company and what information you can get from those.
I planned to disassemble trucks but decided not to continue this process because of the expenses and time that the process takes. It is better to take some services of another company for this process and dedicate myself only to sales.

What would you recommend to entrepreneurs and mentors if they are considering taking part in the Junior/Senior mentor program?

Entrepreneurs, do what you like and regularly evaluate your results by setting goals for yourself. Be flexible to the changes and situations that arise.  Mistakes are part of the process.
The Mentor can show the ”lines” and the ways to be able to shorten or reduce the mistakes made. We never stop learning and when teaching one learns.
It takes years to build great companies and great business leaders, do not give up!
Are you interested in working with a local entrepreneur and offering your insight as a junior mentor? Contact Ramona Bilmez at ramona.bilmez@tampere.fi
By the way…you can get credit for being a junior mentor! Learn more at https://www.y-kampus.fi/en/studies/business-mentoring-program/

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