For some years now, I’ve been dwelling on the thought about writing a blog on all the areas I am involved in. One of my challenges for 2012 is actually writing that blog.
Having over 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur behind me, I have always loved being directly involved in the day-to-day running of the business. Since the age of 17, when I founded, along with some members of my family, what is “Anuntis” today, I have worked side by side with my team in all areas of the business as well as at all levels.
Over the years, experience has taught me how important it is to be surrounded by great professionals, experts in their own field. I feel lucky to have a great team that understand the importance of hard work and who always do their very best. In addition, I am proud to have several people who have been working by my side for the past 20 years.
Looking back at the early stages, I recall my work as a graphic designer and the beginning of the “Primeramà” magazine, which then expanded into the nationwide classified business, and the interest from multinational groups in acquiring Anuntis and the change over into the online business in 1999, a risky move when nobody actually knew what it would turn out to be. In 2008 the company went 100% online and 1 out of 2 internet users now currently visit one of our websites every month.
Anuntis is the only company, whose roots lie in the paper business, and to date still maintains the number one position in the online sector. Furthermore, Anuntis is also one of the very few companies, which is the leader in one given country in almost all of the sectors it operates in: real estate with fotocasa.es, classifieds with segundamano.es, motor with coches.net and motos.net, in addition to laboris.net and lectiva.net for the employment and learning sectors. At this very point, I would like to mention the latest success of Infojobs.com.br. Infojobs.com.br, in a mere 5 years, has become the most visited employment website in Brazil.
In this blog, I would like chat to you a little more about these websites and their usability, web design, the mobile internet phenomenon, amongst others, and reflect on matters that are of special interest to us and in particular to me as an entrepreneur and businessman.