Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in delivery services but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Nick Romeo, owner and founder of Pickups Inc., located in Toronto, Canada.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Pickups Is a Last-Mile Delivery Platform that connects Consumers with crowdsourced drivers to deliver anything anywhere no matter the item qty or size on demand!
Tell us about yourself
An entrepreneur and philanthropist at heart, with more than 20 years of experience in building companies and a forte in startups. Nick Romeo’s visionary leadership helped launch and assist businesses and brands across various industries: CPG (consumer packaged goods), construction technologies, energy, not-for-profit and technology.
Skilled and well rounded, Nick brings a dynamic edge to strategy building, product development & placement, sales and marketing, branding, business management, team building and mentorship; as well as a keen eye to new and emerging trends within company sectors, adding to his established track record of creating disruptive solutions to real world problems.
Currently the CEO and Co-Founder/Visionary at Pickups Inc, Nick is on a mission to disrupt the last mile industry, harnessing the power of freedom and leveraging technology to continue to build the largest global logistics market place.When not working on the next disruption, Nick devotes his time helping children with Intractable Epilepsy find alternative medicine and treatments for a better quality of life, as well as continuing to build water wells in Cameroon, providing impoverished villages an opportunity for clean and safe drinking water. Two missions - making a difference one project at a time!
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Making a difference in peoples lives.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
You have to get used to climbing mountains and dealing with uphill battles with most of the time being alone. Entrepreneurship is a lonely road and when you launch your business you have to be ok with not everybody seeing your vision. Believing in yourself, having conviction in what you're doing along with faith, and a deep inner why/fire is what will get you to the finish line.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
1) Building relationships is key, be open and humble you never know who you will meet that will help excel your business and career.
2) Entrepreneurship is purpose-driven, so find your why and what makes you get out of bed. That why and fire is what will get you through living another day to fight another battle until you win the war ;)Perseverance is key!
3) Advisory and mentorship will help not make mistakes and can save you a whole lot of time and failure. Be cognisent that not everyone's story to success is your recipe. Everyone has an opinion and unique path to their success, take the pieces that you feel relate to and resonate and mold them into your own formula for success!
Anything else you'd like to share?
As lonely and hard entrepreneurship can be, believe in yourself and your vision because of the freedom that comes from being your own boss no money can buy!
Where can people find you and your business?
If you like what you've read here and have your own story as a solopreneur that you'd like to share, then email email@example.com; we'd love to feature your journey on these pages.
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