Interning at LynxSharing these last two months has been quite the experience. As the end of my internship is only days away, I would like to share the three main lessons I’ve learned since working at LynxSharing.
Starting a business is no easy task. At times when it seems like nothing is working, patience becomes your best friend. For the first couple of weeks when Lynx was searching for a storefront, we faced multiple adversities. For example, the first store we looked at was conveniently located near the Arc de Triomf, a tourist hot-spot. However, the store required a special license. My bosses tried to acquire it, but it fell through and the search for another storefront continued. We looked at two other locations and eventually, a store was rented near the end of July and is currently thriving. Without perseverance, none of this would have happened and today, nearly 50% of our customers are walk-ins.
Once a store was bought, the renovations began, and I quickly learned that a start-up is basically a newborn. At only a week old, my bosses and I spent hours taking care of her. We cleaned, plastered walls, installed electrical piping and painted. While doing renovations we were still doing deliveries, taking orders and trying to keep the scooters organized. Until the electricity was installed, the scooters were being charged at one of my bosses house. The good news is that babies grow and that’s what LynxSharing did. Helping transform LynxSharing from a mere empty building into a full-functioning establishment has been one of my favorite memories of my internship.
The time has come; the end of my internship is here. These last two months have flown by and it has been a great experience. So great that I want to buy an electric scooter! Interning abroad is no joke and there were times when I thought this wasn’t for me and I’d rather be at home instead. However, I’m glad I pushed through the hard days because I’ve had such an incredible time. Lastly, I would like to thank my bosses Bernat, Alberto and Eduard for treating me like a friend, mentoring me, getting me ice cream and being remarkable supervisors!