SILVIA MARIA RAMASSO

What can you tell us about your company?

Neos edizioni srl is a company that publishes books and magazines, it projects editorial works, also digital works, cultural events. Talking about the contents, it develops in fiction and no fiction form, reflections about social key points as the female integration, people with disabilities or sick people, the elderly population, the immigration, the environmental protection etc; history and memories, and territory issues.

What or who inspired you to set up your own company?

The publishing house is born as brand of  an editorial print shop  which was providing the most important local publishers, and it has been a second business. It was based from the opportunity of a meeting with an intellectual parterre which it couldn’t find any answers from the editorial framework and from the requirement to express and to spread the ideas about the issues close to the sensibility of the property. When the printed paper sector  had a breakdown, it  represented  an appropriate and an authoritative answer to the necessity of the change becoming the only sector of the enterprise

What were the challenges that you faced when you decided to launch your company? Did you have any support from organisations?

Passing from a business to business  context  to the business to consumer it wasn’t easy. In particularly the challenge, still alive, to reach the readers. I think that the benchmarking with other reality and entrepreneurial experiences that the trade association offers it was very helpful.

Entrepreneurship is still often considered a man’s territory; what advice would you give young women who want to become an entrepreneur?

Do not care about what people say or think, but to develop its her own project with spontaneity; an entrepreneurial project is similar to other projects that we can meet along our way. You have to be informed, develop a good project, examine with balance, without any fear, the economic and professional resources to develop the project, believe in it, initiate it and to engage it. The Recommendation to make it possible is to be clear without hiding the obstacles, the work , the satisfactions and the results, and being brave to say the requests or the protests; taking the responsibilities  of the lacks, the errors, the failures that we effort in the working life. To err is human, no one is infallible . What is your favourite part of your job?

Verify that the work do not leave the world around us unchanged. Our injection, for how modest it can be, give benefits in the economic and cultural world and it modify the environment: it’s a satisfaction but also a big responsibility.

 

Favourite quote/motto?“..the smile doesn’t come by chance but from a lovely and a terrible struggle” are two lines t of a poetry written by Barbara Alberti, that changed my life


Name of the business: NEOS EDIZIONI


Other positions: MEMBER OF BOARD OF DIRECTOR API, MEMBER OF BOARD OF DIRECTOR APID, MEMBER OF BOARD OF DIRECTOR UNIGEC CONFAPI (NATIONAL AND REGIONAL), PAST PRESIDENT UNICEG CONFAPI