Friday, November 30, 2007

Marx Acosta-Rubio >

CEO of Onestop

Onestop is the fastest growing Office Consumables Division for Busy companies. With a customizable approach in helping clients do their job better

What do you need to be an entrepreneur?
Vision of how to solve an existing problem, or how to add value to an existing situation.

What did inspire you to start your business?
I got fired from a competitor. I couldn't work for him any more, he lacked integrity.

How did you finance it?
I took my Moms life savings of $77k, and used it as collateral to get a credit line at my bank.

Being Hispanic…Does it have any influence on your business?
It allows me to see things differently.

In the face of adversity, how do you decide to keep going?
Its called "malnutrition". I had no choice, no other option was available to me.

What is the biggest challenge your business has faced?
Learning how to go from a small family business, to a growing company.

If you could change one thing about your business, what would it be?
Having a pull instead of a push in the market place.

What was your childhood ambition?
To be wealthy.

Tell us about three entrepreneurs that you admire?
Steve Jobs, Richard Koch and David Lewis.

For business meetings: breakfast, lunch, or dinner?
All. Each one has a specific and different purpose.

What sacrifices on your personal life did you have to make in order to become a business success?
Less time with my wife.

What is your favorite quote?
"In order for things to change, you have to change." Jim Rohn

Is it difficult to be unconventional?
Not at all. But the current is against you.

Biggest mistake made?
Not taking bigger risks earlier in my company's growth.

Do you consider yourself an innovator? Why
Yes. You have to innovate to be successful as an entrepreneur.

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