Employee or Entrepreneur: Why not both ?
After living in Sweden and Holland, Francesca Pogliani, of Italian origin, has settled in Luxembourg. Employed full time in a Big Four company, she spends the...
Let us take you back to 2018. An Italian (Roberto) and a Luxembourger (Tom), who both love (and probably ate too much) Italian food, decided to do something with that passion. The idea behind Eataliano was born. They started meeting with food producers in Basilicata (in the South of Italy) where Roberto comes from. In search of small artisans who produce tasty and high-quality products they eventually found what they were looking for: Authentic Italian Food!
Today, Eataliano is the first Online Italian Speciality Shop in Luxembourg. We built our company on the fundamental principle of transparency. This means that we do not work with distributors or intermediaries but instead purchase directly from producers in Italy. Additionally, Eataliano not only promotes real Italian food, but also tells and visualises the story behind each product and each producer. All of this creates a unique connection between our customers and our producers, something that has mostly disappeared in today's age of industrial mass production.
As with everything, there is always a first time. We created Eataliano without having any educational or practical experience in the food business, in logistics, design or website coding.
But with the right mindset, and some help from nyuko and other friends, almost everything becomes possible. And actually, right from the start, Nyuko was involved! We participated in their “Garage Band” trainings and workshops, focussing on e-commerce, company setup, legal considerations and marketing strategies. But the best part about our relationship with nyuko is that we, still today, meet and keep in touch with their supportive and creative crowd. This not only means event invitations and networking opportunities but also a general open ear for any challenges we encounter.
But this is not the moment to lose your enthusiasm. Creating a business takes time, requires continuous efforts on all fronts and especially on the sales side. And above all, creating and growing a business requires a positive mindset. While you can’t stop thinking about the summit, don’t forget that it takes time to get up there. We learned and are still learning these lessons every day.
We, and especially our customers, love and support our idea. And that’s more than enough to keep us going!
Nyuko has signed a partnership with Spuerkeess, in order to foster entrepreneurial spirit and strengthening the bank's position with company founders from the start of their businesses. More info in our article: https://www.spuerkeess.lu/en/blog/experts-corner/nyuko-fostering-entrepreneurial-spirit/.