Highlights of This Episode:
- How Jordan’s first company’s success skyrocketed with only two (cheap) marketing tactics
- The challenges Jordan faced as a teenage entrepreneur returning to the business world after his hiatus in sports
- Why college didn’t work for Jordan (and why he didn’t want it to)
- Jordan’s advice to teenage entrepreneurs on how to leverage the Internet and social media for success
- What three major lessons Jordan has learned this year
“As long as you’re out there doing and experiencing, you’re growing” – Jordan Agolli (Tweet this)
Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
- The Aha! connection
- Chase Reeves
- Podcast Movement
- Resources for Small Business Success
- Small Business Life Cycle Resources
- John Dumas
- Chris Ducker
- Chase Jarvis
- David France
- Babson Entrepreneurship Forum
- Global Entrepreneurship Program, for the United States
- Susan Scott’s Fierce Conversations
About Jordan Agolli:
Jordan Agolli is a serial entrepreneur and is currently involved in his fourth company. The kicker: he’s now only 21 years old.
At 14, Jordan founded his first business, which he pivoted into a landscaping company; by the time he was 18, it had grown to 20 employees. In August 2013, he sold a quarter of the company in order to pursue new ventures.
Five months later, Jordan founded Teenage Entrepreneur, a platform dedicated to educating and inspiring the younger generation to pursue entrepreneurship. Listeners spanned 65 countries, and the platform opened the door for Jordan to teach entrepreneurship to students in Albania via a partnership with the U.S. government and an Albanian NGO.
In February of 2015, Jordan was hired as the Director of Operations for Killer Shark Marketing, a firm focused on building websites and marketing campaigns that garner more customers for their clients. Jordan’s primary focus has been on repairing operational breakdowns, building and maintaining relationships with new and current clients, and managing day-to-day operations.
Aside from his career successes, Jordan has also earned a first-degree black belt in the Japanese martial art of Taido, achieved a perfect bowling game of 300 as president of his bowling league, and is geared up for launching his second podcast, Realtalk.
Like many Creative Giants, Jordan has his hands in a lot of projects. I’m excited to have him share his journey with us.
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Jordan Agolli says
Thank you so much for having me on the show. I had a fantastic time talking about my journey & sharing the lessons i’ve learned along the way! You rock man.
Charlie Gilkey says
Thanks for being on the Show, Jordan. I’ve had a few people already tell me how inspired they were by your story.