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EAE Entrepreneurs: Interview with Alonso Quintero, former student on the Master in Commercial and Sales Management, and founder of Indoostrial.com

Vie, 03/28/2014 - 00:00

We would like to introduce you to Alonso Quintero, a former student on the "Master in Commercial and Sales Management":http://en.eae.es/part-time/marketing-and-sales/master-de-direccion-comer... at EAE Business School. Alonso had no doubt that he wanted to join the ranks of successful entrepreneurs with his personal project, but his educational background in engineering was not enough on its own. Therefore, he decided to study commercial management, marketing and sales in order to gain a more general overview of business. Two years later, he is here today to present "Indoostrial"::http://www.indoostrial.com.

WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO TAKE THE MASTER IN COMMERCIAL AND SALES MANAGEMENT?

My professional training was in engineering, a degree with an extremely technical profile. My vocation had always been to go into business but, as a professional, I lacked vision and, above all, a commercial foundation. EAE’s Commercial Management programme equipped me with the tools that I felt I needed to round me off as a professional and enhance my business prospects.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE EAE BUSINESS SCHOOL TO TAKE YOUR MASTER?

It was a combination of factors: the Master programme, the School’s unique approach, the teachers, the timetables and the good references I had got from friends and colleagues that had studied there.

WHAT DID YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE AT THE SCHOOL?

In a single phrase: gaining the knowledge required to develop as a professional in the world of business.

It is a great opportunity having the chance to learn from the best how to sell and sell myself. However, being able to keep on learning after finishing the Master is the icing on the cake. All of the resources, conferences, webinars and so on enable me to continue learning, whenever I wish. EAE makes it easy for you.

HOW DID THE IDEA OF SETTING UP INDOOSTRIAL COME ABOUT?

I was sure that I wanted to set up my own business that let me be my own boss. I had technical experience of industrial equipment, as well as commercial and marketing knowledge. As with almost all entrepreneurs, the problem was the small amount of money I had to invest.
It was about that time that the Internet emerged as the ideal solution. Without question, the Internet is the present and the future of companies, as well as enabling entrepreneurs to operate with a relatively low level of investment.

Indoostrial.com gives me the opportunity to integrate my technical and commercial knowledge. The technical side comes into play when designing a platform on which users can buy and sell complex industrial equipment. The commercial and marketing knowledge lets me promote the website and manage the offline aspects, such as logistics, manufacturer agreements and the long list of etcetera that you have in any business.

From a commercial point of view, the best thing about this business model is that it lets me overcome all of the barriers to entry and get directly to the person interested in buying something and enable them to buy it straightaway.

HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE YOUR INDOOSTRIAL PROJECT IN A SINGLE PHRASE?

I would define it as the online sale of machinery and tools at the best prices on the Internet.

BEING A GOOD EXAMPLE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP, WHAT RECOMMENDATIONS WOULD YOU GIVE TO ALL THOSE BUDDING ENTREPRENEURS THINKING ABOUT SETTING UP THEIR OWN COMPANIES?

When you have a dream that you are truly passionate about, something that burns inside you, go for it and don’t stop until you achieve it, whatever happens.

The first step is to get it down on paper. That is where we embark on our entrepreneurial journey and start learning.

You need loads of motivation start, but even more discipline and courage to continue. The road from the idea to the first sale is hard. Things don’t always turn out as we expect or don’t work out at all, but you have to push on regardless. In my case, I have been lucky enough to count on the motivation and support of my beautiful wife and now my gorgeous daughter as well. Just seeing and hugging them gives me all the strength I need to continue day after day.

Find out more about Indoostrial:

"INDOOSTRIAL’S WEBSITE":http://www.indoostrial.com/

"INDOOSTRIAL’S FACEBOOK PAGE":https://www.facebook.com/pages/Indoostrialcom/237585846342307 .

Congratulations Alonso and the best of luck with your journey towards professional success!

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