Road to entrepreneurial success

From Almost Homeless To Becoming A Successful Entrepreneur

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GFL Podcast show 43Iman Aghay went from almost homeless to becoming a successful entrepreneur. He has an inspiring story for all who dream about starting their own business but think they do not have what it takes.

As someone who started his business with no money, no connections and no experience, Iman has demonstrated the effectiveness of his systems by building the largest information marketing academy in Canada with over 15,000 students — and the largest business meet-up group in Canada and one of the top 10 in the world. His company, Success Road Academy, provides world-class training and mentorship for entrepreneurs. Iman has taught his systems and strategies to tens of thousands of people, and he is a sought-after marketing and business expert on podcasts, radio shows and in print media.Iman Aghay

He joins me on this episode of the Go For Launch podcast.

This episode is on iTunes, Soundcloud and Stitcher.

Topics that Iman and I discuss include:

  • Starting his first business at age 18 and becoming nearly bankrupt within 3 months (and losing his father’s inheritance in the process)
  • Finding a mentor early – who told him that a business is “not about having money, it’s about making money”
  • His second venture that he built to 23 employees and sold and became a marketing consultant
  • Moving to Canada from Iran in 2009 at age 25 — without knowing the language and having zero connections
  • Being 17 days from homelessness
  • Landing his first client for a website development project (through a highly unlikely source—his barber)
  • His latest business — Success Road Academy – which provides mentoring and events
  • His new focus on how to create and sell online courses
  • Some of his favorite course delivery tools, including OptimizePress, Digital Access Pass, Clickfunnels, WebinarJam and Maestro Conference

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Brandon Uttley

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Brandon Uttley is Commander and CEO of Go For Launch, LLC, his fifth startup. He is passionate about helping others launch and grow successful businesses.

When not working on his business, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children.

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