Adrián José Velasquez Figueroa: A Young Expatriate’s Journey to Great Entrepreneurial Success in Panama

“There’s no better way to become the best in an industry than by recognizing what everyone else is doing wrong.”

This was one of the many noteworthy points the Venezuelan-born entrepreneur had to make in his 2008 article titled “8 Rules For Young Entrepreneurs In Panama” by Adrián José Velasquez Figueroa, in which he explains the eight crucial steps to creating a game-changing startup business in the economically-thriving country of Panama.

In that same paragraph, Figueroa had stated the grand (and also unappreciated) importance of “planning to fail” in the business world. A statement which is currently needed in today’s world of entrepreneurship where the need for overall perfectionism seems to hinder more potential business-owners than it does help them.

But this was only just a small portion of this more-than-informative article. On here, Adrián José Velasquez Figueroa also mentions the importance of avoiding shortcuts, finding the right team of people to help build your business, learning from more seasoned entrepreneurs, and also remaining true to your unique business ideas along with a couple other important tidbits to help you start out on your entrepreneurial journey.

“Be revolutionary and uncompromising: don’t let anyone at home or in Panama tell you your idea won’t work. Chances are they’re simply jealous of your ingenuity.”

Sr. Adrián José Velasquez Figueroa is currently managing five individual businesses in Panama, holding three executive positions as treasurer, director, and president of these companies. On the article, he mentions how he had built up a passion for wanting to become his own boss soon after he had moved to Costa Rica (before eventually moving on southeast to Panama).

Adrián José Velasquez Figueroa is highly active within many local communities throughout the country, teaching young minds how to build their own successes within the entrepreneurial world, helping local businesses maximize their potential, and helping the nation’s growing economy, and their communities, push even further into prosperity as well.

“Hopefully we won’t start a business just for the sake of starting a business, but rather to bring a truly good idea to the table; one that can make Panama a better place.”

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