Dec 18, 2018
I know when you're seeking business advice, it's really easy to learn about the success of others; but no one really talks much about failure. A lot of people don't know I actually had some other businesses that have FAILED ever since I sold my agency. People think I've just jumped from one successful business to another. Not the case...
In 1999, I became an accidental agency owner, like many of you. I was a solopreneur creating websites and DBA Swenk Technologies. That led me to the opportunity to get involved in a lot of other businesses.
I owned 1031 Exchange along with a lawyer and an accountant. It failed.
In 2000, I was involved with MiTowne which was social network for finding service providers in your local area. It failed. BUT...
That's how I met my (future) business partner. He and I merged our businesses to create Solar Velocity, the digital agency. It was mega successful.
Look, you're going to have some failures but they will lead you to success. Don't give up!
Fast forward 12 years when we sold Solar Velocity and I was trying to figure out what's next for me. I figured the money is at the product level, so I created a new company and a product.
So I created Super Dog Apps and developed an app for journaling your daily meals. I hated it and it failed.
One of my former agency competitors came to me for some advice. Since they were no longer competition I was glad to help. I fell into the role of helping other agencies and eventually, it turned into 5 years of JasonSwenk.com becoming the #1 resource for digital agency owners.
Now, this business has branched out into others... including Sales Pipeline Accelerator, as well as a few others in the idea stage.
Look, it's easy to compare yourself to others and feel inferior. Especially when everyone just their wins and successes out there. I am telling you, I have failed at more business that I've succeeded at!
You'll never fail -- you'll only learn or succeed. So tell me... what are you working on now? What's NOT working? Comment below.
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JASON SWENK IS AN AGENCY ADVISOR THAT GUIDES MARKETING AGENCIES THROUGH A PROVEN FRAMEWORK FOR GROWING THEIR AGENCY FASTER & EASIER.
Fresh out of college Jason was off to work for Arthur Anderson,
one of the big 5 consulting firms. He quickly realized that he
could never work for anyone other than himself. He decided to
change direction, launch a digital agency that quickly grew to a
multi-million dollar operation working with brands such as
AT&T, Hitachi and Lotus Cars. After 12 years of steady growth,
the agency caught the attention of bigger agencies and Jason sold
it in 2012.
Now, Jason leads http://JasonSwenk.com, a unique media company & consultancy helping marketing agencies grow & scale their agencies faster by applying the framework that he used to grow, scale and eventually sell his agency. Jason has helped over 10,000 agencies in 23 countries meet or exceed their business goals.
Jason currently hosts two shows that are available for download…
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