Q – Kindly give our readers an introduction to your business. Please include what your business is all about, in which city you are located and if you have offices in multiple locations/ cities.
Paul McIntosh:
Agency Jet is a full service Digital Marketing Agency located in Minneapolis, MN. We build websites and digital marketing strategies that help clients in any industry grow their business. Our services include SEO, SEM, Social Media Marketing, Conversion Rate Optimization, and Web Design & Development. Above all else, our company believes in Transparency, Education and Results and our motto is, Client First, Employee Second, Investor Third.

Q – Kindly give us a brief description about yourself (it should include your brief educational or entrepreneurial background and list some of your major achievements).
Paul McIntosh:
I am the founder and CEO of Agency Jet. Based in Minneapolis, MN, the firm offers digital marketing services, that aim to help companies develop their brand, improve their public reach and visibility through forward-thinking marketing strategies. Our company focuses on Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Social Media Marketing, Web Design and several other Internet Marketing Services.

Marketing is an ever-changing industry, particularly in the fast-paced day and age of digital media. Businesses struggle to keep up with the latest market trends and find the best ways to engage their audience and turn more customers their way. With my extensive background in marketing and sales, I am passionate about helping businesses free their full potential. I do not just aim to work marketing wonders for them, but to hopefully educate them and empower them so they can achieve success in the long term. I proudly put the customer first and offer transparency and professionalism each step of the way.

Throughout the span of my career, I have always been driving and committed to foster my own professional growth, as well as that of others, through hard work, dedication, and persistence.
Prior to founding Agency Jet, I had the chance to work within the business world in various capacities, with a particular focus on areas such as business development and even investment banking / finance.

Before diving into my professional life, I studied at the Texas Christian University, where I did not only earn my bachelor’s degree in economics, but also a set of great values that I treasure in his life and career.

Q – What inspired you to (start a new business venture) or (to make significant changes in an existing business)? How did the idea for your business come about?
Paul McIntosh:
Digital Marketing was always something I worked on in previous roles, even though it wasn’t in my job description. Companies we worked with always seemed to struggle to figure out how to bring customers to them. It was in 2012 that we realized, companies needed a partner to help them succeed online.

Q – What three pieces of advice would you give to budding entrepreneurs?
Paul McIntosh:
Who you choose to spend your time with defines you. Practice makes perfect. Always put your clients first.

Q – What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?
Paul McIntosh:
A want and desire to succeed, a 10x work ethic, and a belief in what you’re doing, your product, your service.

Q – How many hours do you work a day on average?
Paul McIntosh:
On average, 12-16 hours a day

Q – To what do you most attribute your success?
Paul McIntosh:
A belief in our product and determination to succeed.

Q – How do you go about marketing your business? What has been your most successful form of marketing?
Paul McIntosh:
Contrary to what we help clients with, our most successful form of marketing has always been in cold calling and getting in front of as many potential customers as possible.

Q – Where did your organization’s funding/capital come from and how did you go about getting it? How did you obtain investors for your venture?
Paul McIntosh:
We were self funded and started our company with $57 dollars in the bank and a $5,000 credit card.

Q – What is the best way to achieve long-term success?
Paul McIntosh:
Never stop pushing.

Q – Where you see yourself and your business in 5 – 10 years?
Paul McIntosh:
In 5-10 years we see Agency Jet as a leading household name in our industry, becoming one of the most reputable and largest digital marketing agencies in North America.

Q – Excluding yours, what company or business do you admire the most?
Paul McIntosh:
Jordan Stupar of Stupar Enterprises is one of our most admired companies and a proud partner. Jordan and his company, define what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur.

Q – How important have good employees been to your success?
Paul McIntosh:
It’s the most important factor in being able to grow a successful business.

Q – How long do you stick with an idea before giving up?
Paul McIntosh:
Never give up

Q – What motivates you?
Paul McIntosh:
Reaching a level of success that allows us to leave the world a better place.

Q – How do you generate new ideas?
Paul McIntosh:
Always have a pen and paper to take down your ideas in your day to day.

Q – How do you define success?
Paul McIntosh:
I would say, success is measured by an individual’s want and desire, along with their level of commitment to success itself.

Q – How do you build a successful customer base?
Paul McIntosh:
One customer at a time, retention is key.

Q – What is your favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur?
Paul McIntosh:
The freedom to effect positive change in the companies we help.

Q – What has been your most satisfying moment in business?
Paul McIntosh:
The day we hired our first full time employee.

Q – What do you feel is the major difference between entrepreneurs and those who work for someone else?
Paul McIntosh:
As long as you are alive, you will either live to accomplish your own goals and dreams or be used as a resource to accomplish someone else’s. The choice is what differentiates an entrepreneur and those who work for a living.

Q – What kind of culture exists in your organization? How did you establish this tone and why did you institute this particular type of culture?
Paul McIntosh:
We are a family, fraternity, and crazy group of dear friends from different worlds that come together to help businesses succeed. When people believe in their work, they will succeed.

Q – In one word, characterize your life as an entrepreneur.
Paul McIntosh:

Q – If you had the chance to start your career over again, what would you do differently?
Paul McIntosh:
I wouldn’t change a thing. Every experience to this point is what got us here.

Q – How has being an entrepreneur affected your family life?
Paul McIntosh:
It has had it’s challenges. The level of commitment needed to succeed in business isn’t always understood by a majority of those close to you. Unfortunately, you must cut negativity and naysayers out of the equation, and sometimes it’s those closest to you that will doubt you. Finding balance and reaching an understanding with your family, without compromise is the key. You have to sell them on your success to make it work.

Q – Do you believe there is some sort of pattern or formula to becoming a successful entrepreneur?
Paul McIntosh:
Want + Desire + Activity = Results

Q – Who has been your greatest inspiration?
Paul McIntosh:
Grant Cardone

Q – What book has inspired you the most? (OR what is your favorite book?)
Paul McIntosh:
Be Obsessed or Be Average

About Agency Jet:
Agency Jet is a results-driven Digital Marketing Agency, headquartered in Minneapolis, MN. We specialize in Search Engine Optimization, Web Design, Social Media Marketing, Search Engine Marketing, Inbound Content Marketing, Pay Per Click Management, Conversion Rate Optimization, Business Consulting and Brand Identity.

Website: https://agencyjet.com/
Company: Agency Jet
Address: 144 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405
Telephone number: (612) 888-2538