Romania: Mihai Taxi hits the streets

by Stella Floras 86 views

Mihai Traistariu, will not only be remembered for placing fourth in the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest with Tornero, but also for his entrepreneurial skills which have led him to invest in projects other than his successful musical career.

After starting a supermarket and the Sara beauty salon in Bucharest, Mihai Traistariu has moved to another business direction by launching his own taxi company in his home town, Costanta. Mihai's ambitious business plan aims to create the first Romanian taxi company at a national level, with a fleet of 4-5.000 cars in the next couple of years. In this new, different role to the one his fans are accustomed to, Mihai makes his relationship with his employees a top priority: " I'll try being the first ‘taxi company owner' in Romania treating his coworkers and employees as equals. I'm not interested in ordering them around, being the boss or whipping them. I'll play football with them, go to lunch with them. I want them to be my friends and them telling me what's bothering them." he says.

The singer is very happy with the public's response during the first days of operation and he has launched an entire customer incentive scheme which includes a number of special prizes for the customers such as 7 day trips to Greece, free rides, pizzas etc. A special concert will be held on 27th October where the prizes will be given away to the lucky winners.

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Stella Floras

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