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Meet Andy Audate of Audate Enterprises

Today we’d like to introduce you to Andy Audate.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Andy. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Born in Boston from two Haitian immigrants, at seven years old I moved to Rhode Island. My youth education took place in the local Catholic elementary and middle schools in my town. During my early teenage years, I wanted “things.” Those things consisted of clothes, disposable money for fun, electronics and other unnecessary objects. My parents gave me the necessity (food, water, shelter) but I wanted more, so I applied and got a job. Work-life started at the local fast-food restaurant, Wendy’s. This time, I am a full-time student-athlete playing on the basketball team and working full time.

The money I was making in 40 hours was enough to match my needs but not enough to match my wants. There had to be a way to make more money, the minimum wage wasn’t cutting it. This turned out to make me a hungry entrepreneur. It started with a small online business, where I bought and sold products from the web and resold it on eBay. After eBay and a couple of different job opportunities, I found myself working full time at a small cell phone store. At this cell phone store is where I got my start at understanding the ins-and-outs of a small business.

The sales training was vigorous and we had to sell, sell, sell! I ranked up from sales representative to assistant manager to General Store Manager very quickly. I passed employees that were much older than me; more experienced than me and spent more time in that company than I did. I realized I had to own a business and not work for anyone else. I started a cell phone dealership with mid to high-end devices catering to the middle class. Later I became a motivational speaker and a business coach because I wanted to share my story and help people grow their businesses in the way they aspire to do.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
My struggles include my age, when people don’t want to believe in me because of my age, however, I always overcome this with a mindset that I will conquer any wall that I hit in the direction of my goals.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
We run a marketing firm that expands the brand of a business in a short time. We have a team of over thirty agents who are producing content for our clients. We are different because we use cutting edge technology to allow us to create content to market faster than any other agency in the country.

What were you like growing up?
I am a complete introvert, however, being a person who can switch to be whatever it takes to win I can completely be an extrovert if a decide it to be. The great thing about having a mindset is the ability to become the person you need to be when you need to be that person. However, originally I am an introvert but when I get on a stage you would never believe that because I can switch and become an extrovert committed to the stage and committed to the audience and commanding people to listen to what I have to say when I speak.

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