“Engineering wasn’t my first choice, but I ended up pursuing it at Anna University, Trichy, due to family financial circumstances. Balancing studies and the need to earn money was a daunting challenge. So, I took up a job as a sales representative for various brands, slowly building my experience and knowledge in the field.
My journey led me to work in various fields such as healthcare, technology, D2C, content, and inbound marketing. I later turned into deepening my skills in SEO (Search Engine Optimization). However, deep down, the flames of entrepreneurship were burning within me.
However, life threw a curveball in 2016 when I lost my father. It was a devastating experience, and I found myself complaining about everything. But through this hardship, I underwent a transformation. I realized the importance of resilience and adaptability.
I aspired to become an entrepreneur someday, and I was determined to make it happen.
I dedicated myself to developing my skills, particularly in marketing. I immersed myself in learning everything I could about the industry, researching available platforms for hiring, freelancing, and experimenting with different marketing strategies. At that point, I was eager to start my own company – 7 Eagles, even if it meant going at it alone, as many entrepreneurs do in the early stages.
With my strategies, I began to attract clients from countries like Canada & USA and slowly expanded my business, allowing me to hire employees. In 2021, our company experienced significant growth, and today, I am proud to say that we have a team of around 20 people.
At the initial stage of my entrepreneurship journey, I didn’t have much funds to hire great talent. What I did was, I provided training followed by Internship and slowly built the team of digital marketing executives. Only thing that kept me moving was the financial discipline, perseverance, learning, and working around 12-14 hours a day (still continues)
This year, we have reached a revenue of 1 Crore only with two services – SEO & Growth marketing. Now, I focus my time in building team leaders, and aligning systems and SOPs.
If I could share three pieces of advice with young entrepreneurs, it would be this:
First, maintain financial discipline. Always have an ample emergency fund to weather unexpected storms. It provides peace of mind and stability during challenging times.
Second, whenever you don’t have business, work on the systems, market your business, and stay in the market. Because, “You only get fish, if you’re at the ocean”
Finally, focus relentlessly on your business. Continuously work on improving your skills, refining your strategies, and delivering value to your clients. Success will follow when you’re dedicated to your craft.
With these three in mind, you can turn your dreams into reality, even when the odds seem stacked against you.”