Lu Yunjuan: A Passionate Female Entrepreneur

  • May 21, 2014
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Lu Yunjuan: A Passionate Female Entrepreneur
Lu Yunjuan [bjawe.org.cn]

Lu Yunjuan, who graduated from Wuhan University of Technology in 1997, worked as a secretary to the president of a communication company and as an interpreter for an American company before she started her own business.

In the summer of 1999, Lu left the American company due to a shift in corporate structure and made her first few forays in to the medical sales industry. Soon, Lu was ambitious enough to set herself the goal of becoming a general sales agency for female health products. With her friend's encouragement, she started to develop the Beijing market.

Under the blazing hot summer sun, Lu began to investigate the medical market in Beijing. She visited almost all the chain pharmaceutical shops in Beijing within her first few months in Beijing. Not being able to ride a bicycle, she just walked around in the small streets and wide avenues of Beijing, blistering her feet in the process. Although the hardship also made her think of giving up, she insisted on fighting for her dream.

One day, the chairperson of a group was touched by Lu's hard-working spirit and appreciated the market investigation report she wrote, of which he said "I hadn't expected that you could write a report with such depth. You never mentioned your hardship in making the investigation, which reminds me of my youth when I was a soldier in Xinjiang at the age of 15. So, no matter if you are rich in work experience or not and no matter if you have enough funds or not, I will support you for the industriousness and entrepreneurial spirit you have shown." At the end of 1999, with Lu's hard efforts, she succeeded in setting up her market sales spot in Beijing.

Lu kept on with her entrepreneurship in Beijing, although she experienced many of the same hardships that others had experienced before, including buying and transporting the goods by herself, being supervised by policemen, being cheated resulting in the loss of large amounts of money and even being robbed. However, these hardships didn't prevent her from seeking her dream.

After she developed the Beijing sales market, Lu did her sales business with the help of her friends who had their own companies, for she had no money to register her own company. Without the necessary funds, Lu just used a shabby 20-square-meter garage as her office, which also doubled as her storeroom.

Lu's business developed gradually. In 2004, she registered her own company. To transform her business from an agency to developing her own products with independent research and development, Lu founded an 8,000 square meter production base in Pinggu District of Beijing.
 
Now, Lu's company has developed into an influential company in Beijing, with their own scientific research, development, production and sales workforce.

Lu is also an entrepreneur with a strong willingness to make contributions to the social charity programs.

During the SARS outbreak in 2003, Lu sold a kind of disinfector made of pure plants, which became a big seller in Beijing. The product was so profitable that Lu made a profit of more than one million yuan (U.S. $160,100) within just 10 days. But when she saw so many people still waiting in the store to buy her product late in the evening, she felt very sad and had a willingness to donate some products and money to help needy people.

However, when she told her business partners about her plan, she encountered strong opposition from them and one of her partners said with anger and sarcasm: "Do you desire to buy your fame with money? We are old and we don't want to buy fame like you do any more."

Lu was also misunderstood by her other friends and complained at by her parents. But all this didn't make her change her mind. After thinking for a whole night without sleep, Lu decided to go ahead and donate. She donated many health products which were worth 500,000 yuan (U.S. $80,050) and also 500,000 yuan in cash to hospitals and other organizations.

Lu and her company are still passionate in taking part in charity programs. Lu now has realized her initial dream of establishing her own company and then paying back to society. And she will keep on working hard on the road of entrepreneurship.

(Women of China)

 

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Lu Yunjuan: A Passionate Female Entrepreneur

  • May 21, 2014
  • Editor: Tracy Zhu
  • Change Text Size: A  A  A
Lu Yunjuan: A Passionate Female Entrepreneur
Lu Yunjuan [bjawe.org.cn]

Lu Yunjuan, who graduated from Wuhan University of Technology in 1997, worked as a secretary to the president of a communication company and as an interpreter for an American company before she started her own business.

In the summer of 1999, Lu left the American company due to a shift in corporate structure and made her first few forays in to the medical sales industry. Soon, Lu was ambitious enough to set herself the goal of becoming a general sales agency for female health products. With her friend's encouragement, she started to develop the Beijing market.

Under the blazing hot summer sun, Lu began to investigate the medical market in Beijing. She visited almost all the chain pharmaceutical shops in Beijing within her first few months in Beijing. Not being able to ride a bicycle, she just walked around in the small streets and wide avenues of Beijing, blistering her feet in the process. Although the hardship also made her think of giving up, she insisted on fighting for her dream.

One day, the chairperson of a group was touched by Lu's hard-working spirit and appreciated the market investigation report she wrote, of which he said "I hadn't expected that you could write a report with such depth. You never mentioned your hardship in making the investigation, which reminds me of my youth when I was a soldier in Xinjiang at the age of 15. So, no matter if you are rich in work experience or not and no matter if you have enough funds or not, I will support you for the industriousness and entrepreneurial spirit you have shown." At the end of 1999, with Lu's hard efforts, she succeeded in setting up her market sales spot in Beijing.

Lu kept on with her entrepreneurship in Beijing, although she experienced many of the same hardships that others had experienced before, including buying and transporting the goods by herself, being supervised by policemen, being cheated resulting in the loss of large amounts of money and even being robbed. However, these hardships didn't prevent her from seeking her dream.

After she developed the Beijing sales market, Lu did her sales business with the help of her friends who had their own companies, for she had no money to register her own company. Without the necessary funds, Lu just used a shabby 20-square-meter garage as her office, which also doubled as her storeroom.

Lu's business developed gradually. In 2004, she registered her own company. To transform her business from an agency to developing her own products with independent research and development, Lu founded an 8,000 square meter production base in Pinggu District of Beijing.
 
Now, Lu's company has developed into an influential company in Beijing, with their own scientific research, development, production and sales workforce.

Lu is also an entrepreneur with a strong willingness to make contributions to the social charity programs.

During the SARS outbreak in 2003, Lu sold a kind of disinfector made of pure plants, which became a big seller in Beijing. The product was so profitable that Lu made a profit of more than one million yuan (U.S. $160,100) within just 10 days. But when she saw so many people still waiting in the store to buy her product late in the evening, she felt very sad and had a willingness to donate some products and money to help needy people.

However, when she told her business partners about her plan, she encountered strong opposition from them and one of her partners said with anger and sarcasm: "Do you desire to buy your fame with money? We are old and we don't want to buy fame like you do any more."

Lu was also misunderstood by her other friends and complained at by her parents. But all this didn't make her change her mind. After thinking for a whole night without sleep, Lu decided to go ahead and donate. She donated many health products which were worth 500,000 yuan (U.S. $80,050) and also 500,000 yuan in cash to hospitals and other organizations.

Lu and her company are still passionate in taking part in charity programs. Lu now has realized her initial dream of establishing her own company and then paying back to society. And she will keep on working hard on the road of entrepreneurship.

(Women of China)

 

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