There are many well-known businessmen, and celebrities who entered the business worldToo. coffee and business conducted a survey of Uruguayan arts, sports and media personalities who were encouraged to start up, who explained why they chose to invest.
Sports values such as teamwork were some of the pillars of Enfolk, the business that Andres Scotti opened with Diego Godin, Vicente Sánchez and Mario Rebollo. The sports center has two branches in Montevideo and plans to build a sports center, director Scotty told Cafe & Negocios.
Players during the opening of the approach.
The idea to open Enfolk came while he was playing for the Uruguayan national team. He talked with kinesiologist Walter Ferreira and doctor Alberto Pan about the need for a place where athletes could rehabilitate after a season of sports, hence the idea of creating a space that would combine sports activities, spaces for rehabilitation, Bring the power together. and physical activities.
Referring to the fact, the former player said, “More as a business, I think of it as a purpose, which started with business thinking.” Physical exercise translates into health, physical and mental.,
Before venturing he sought various types of advice and some businessmen told him that ‘I have invested abroad’. but he was sure wanted to invest and work in your country,
He studied business management, and is convinced that life has taught him many things that he applies in business today. “Soft skills are not taught in any university,” he said.
Undertaking is taking a risk and believing that the investment will be profitable and the assigned tasks will be performed well. “If I didn’t trust, I would be unhappy. I like to trust my people, my team and my country, if I don’t think so, what’s the point of undertaking? The whole team is aligned,” he said.
Furthermore, investing with friends is a challenge, he acknowledged, with progress being made between agreements and disagreements.
A story of love and inclusion
Journalist Magdalena Prado met her lover Felipe in the environment of the Down Association of Uruguay, she has a brother who is a member of the association, and he has a nephew.
He worked at Triple Impact Ventures, where he learned Markets “could be a transformative factor”And after years of being in a relationship and wanting to start a business together, she and Felipe took a risk, invested their savings, and founded Stardust.
Felipe and Magdalena are in charge of Stardust
The fashion brand has a message behind it, it talks about the importance of inclusion, diversity and empathy, he highlighted. The t-shirts leave a message about inclusion for people with Down syndrome, immigrants, and refugees. Furthermore, the company aims to involve these people in the processes, for example some of them are brand models.
“When in a market as competitive as fashion you manage to break through with a distinct footprint, it’s fascinating”Prado said and added: “We wanted to show people our desire for a heterogeneous society, and how important it is to involve others. I believe that companies should not be ‘I generate a good or a service, But apart from spreading the work, what can I drop?” should have this form.
A portion of Stardust sales is donated to the Down Association of Uruguay and a portion to Worldwide Service for Human Dignity, but the background of the enterprise is not that customers buy to cooperate, but that They enjoy the products and then discover they have an inclusion story, he said.
She loves journalism, and assures she doesn’t see herself doing anything else, but her entrepreneurial life — which she’s been in for a year now — has taught her a lot. While thinking of designs, contacting suppliers, manufacturers, organizing sales, stock and new offerings has been challenging enough, she says the main thing she has learned is that “there is always someone to help”. .
musician and serious entrepreneur
The leader of Los Fatales, Fabian “Fata” Delgado, assures that he is a “worker of life”, and his concern to start new projects has led him to enter the business world.
From his father he learned the value of work and the importance of savings, the values you want to pass on to your children. For this reason, from a very young age he always wanted to try his luck in business in partnership with friends, who should be trusted and with whom to work as a team, he remarked, because that is the key .
Money isn’t everything, he said. He said, “For me health is first and money is far away, it’s not like I live to make money all the time.”
Photo: Leonardo Carreno.
Fabian “Fata” Delgado
One of his first businesses, along with a friend, was an alfajores factory. He worked on that venture for some time until “it didn’t work anymore” and he decided to sell the machines to another factory and close it down.
If business has taught you anything, it’s that failure is possible.He accepted.
With that partner he also became involved in real estate deals, although he is no longer associated with the company today.
Now he has two businesses. On the one hand, he is a partner in the Cordon Beer Brewery, where he works with a young team with many ideas, which he enjoys creating new proposals; He learned about the company through one of his comrades, Alejandro González, who was a member of the La Transnochada gang.
On the other hand, he opened Poolball, a company of wooden courts for poolball, a large-scale pool game.
Cordon Beer has two branches in Montevideo, one in Cordon and one in Positos, and will soon open another one in Prado.
There are four poolball courts, designed and constructed from birch wood and handcrafted in Uruguay.
Los Fatale also serves as a business., He is the manager and who is in charge of the administrative part. In this role, he learned a lot that he applies in companies, mainly how to negotiate. His accountant is a fundamental support in his command, he said.
For them, the most important thing is that the world of business has left them the possibility of creating jobs for many families.
Pros and cons
Being known before it was done had its pros and cons, they agreed.
Scottie appreciates that this has opened many doors for him and that his association with sporting institutions has been very positive when showing his offers. One of the shortcomings he highlighted was “Sometimes there is an assumption that the football player has money and that it is misused from that place in procedures, negotiations or complaints”,
Prado said that having easy access to the media was a good thing, and that the link between his profession and business was being questioned. ,It was very difficult for me to say ‘I am a journalist and I am in the world of entrepreneurship’, We journalists are sometimes guilty of assuming that we only know how to do journalism, but I am much more. I have always made myself very clear that I have to separate two things, I am one and my work is another.”
For Delgado, the best thing has been the possibility to broadcast his projects easily, as he is known, and the downside, which he said is always thought of when starting a business, is the risk of investment, which He has faced.
: The footballer opened a restaurant chain Chalito in Barcelona.
Natalie YoffeThe Uruguayan model co-founded the accessories and clothing brand Ring a Bell with her sister.
john sartori: The nationalist senator has worked in managing investment funds and founded Union Agriculture Group, an agricultural company. In England, he is one of the main shareholders of the Sunderland Association Football Club team.
Diego Godin and Diego Lugano: The players founded the cement company Cementos Charua.
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