Today we’d like to introduce you to Areg Jerahian.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Areg. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I began with an unconditional trait to strive and to succeed with every bone in my body, and without a doubt encountered every negative obstacle any entrepreneur could ever fathom.
At fourteen, I attended Glendale High School without the slightest clue of what subject interested me most. Like any other young hustler, I had the innate ability to find high in demand (or unique) products and to sell them with a higher markup to make some cash on the side. At 17 I launched a legal printing company called Federal Books Center, which published Code of Federal Regulation books and sold them to large law firms and medical organizations that I had solicited to. At 18, I attended community college while managing my successful business, and started getting my feet wet with the financial market. I worked part time at a lending company cold calling and soliciting better rates and terms for borrowers all across the US. At 21, after taking two years off from school, I was forced to dissolve my business due to personal and political reasons. I wasn’t able to swallow this, but had no choice at the time. In addition, the 2008 subprime market crash had also brought my financial status back down to zero, if not negative. If it wasn’t obvious I didn’t have a job either anymore. When all else failed, I was back in school and began seeking new opportunities. I enrolled in the biochem program at CSULA. I realized I was fascinated by both biology and chemistry, but more so the human physiology so I decided to find a job in the medical industry. Not many openings for undergrads with no experience, but luckily, I was offered a job at an orthodontist’s office after learning all the essential tools and procedures the night before my interview.
Within three months, I was managing the entire clinic. In the interim, I began volunteering and studying at USC’s Keck Medical School while learning how to extract prostate cancer and stroke cells using green tea components. At 24, having continued the same career path towards medical, and despite all the free time I had in the world (NOT) I came across a woman that stopped time all around me. Although, in reality I realized time was against me at this point. With no solid career, no savings, I was barely keeping my head above water with my high standards of living. Perfect timing to find the girl of your dreams, wouldn’t you say? At this point, I needed a for-sure-high-paying job to take my life to the next level. So I went back to the drawing board and limited my options to three of the highest paying jobs with a list of pros and cons. Two career paths included law and medical (not cliché at all), and the third being my ultimate favorite, advertising. Mostly because I was watching madmen at the time and was entirely captivated by the simplicity of human manipulation. Sure enough, the real world of advertising is a lot different and much more complex than what meets the eye. So I thought to myself… both law and medical still required 4 years of grad and possibly another 2-3 years of residency. Yikes! I will admit though, having had spent time in hospitals and laboratories for research did begin to take a huge toll on me. So, medical became the very last option. Law still required about 4-6 years before making decent money, and dropped to second position. I guess I was left what I actually enjoyed; being creative, helping businesses succeed, interacting with others, and MOST importantly the sole factor that advertising cannot die. It will always be required as long as businesses exist, but like any other industry will require constant innovation and a great sales team. I trusted within myself always, which is why I never feared starting a new business. I knew that I would be the best sales rep in anything that I ever did, as long as I put my mind to it. Confirmed, advertising it was. I gave myself one year to build the perfect foundation and infrastructure for the small media agency I was getting ready to launch.
One year later, Social Link Endeavor was up on its feet with a designated office and three employees. I started to target local potential clients within a 5-10 mile radius to capitalize on my location and with people I may have met before or came across, this way I could hit the ground running versus feeling like a headless chicken. Once I had fully extracted any and all business opportunities within my area I slowly began to expand to other cities and states. Utilizing my strategy plan, I’m proud to say that our profits have grown continuously each year thereafter and will continue to grow, god-willingly. Today we manage a myriad of different industry conglomerates whose net worth are in the billions. That being said, I’m even more proud to say that our agency has persevered equally with the same amount of love, care, and determination for every client we’ve ever had, regardless of whether it may have been a small startup or a large corporation. Our agency’s structure is designed to accommodate any and all types of businesses, brands, or public figures!
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?
Struggles? Every. Single. Day.
Let’s stick to the broad ones before going the company went live:
1. Financial struggle – the company began with only $950.
2. Competition – we began making a lot of noise real quick.
3. Finding the RIGHT team members for the company.
4. Keeping up to date with the endless innovations to the online world.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Social Link Endeavor – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
2. Marketing – Social Media Management
5. Lead Generation
6. Web Development
8. Consumer Analysis testing
9. Video Production
We are determined to succeed, with every bone in our body. We don’t fail our clients.
Oh, and rather than spending so much money on hiring an internal team, you can have us for almost the price of one employee, who’s well experienced, keeps up with the latest trends & changes, and you’ll have your own dedicated team!
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
We have no intentions of going public. We like to keep our clientele base limited as we slowly continue to expand with more remote offices throughout the world. We care more about the success of our customers, who become family to us, than just the number of clients we have.
- Our marketing services begin at around $1,500 per month.
- Our web development begins at $2,500.
- Address: 1010 N. Central, Glendale, CA 91202
- Website: www.slendeavor.com
- Phone: 424-291-5973
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org