I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Brendan Beasley, a college dropout turned tech entrepreneur. Brendan’s life took a turn when he decided to leave the safety of college and venture off to start his own marketing firm, Bow Tie Interactive.
Pleasure sitting down with you Brendan, tell me a little bit about yourself.
I’m not the ordinary “laptop lifestyle” type of guy. I haven’t been given anything; I’ve had to work hard for every single opportunity given to me in my life. I’ve moved around a lot throughout my life and I’ve had to deal with an extreme amount of struggle and pain; all of which have crafted me into a stronger person.
I’m naturally very disciplined. I wake up at about 5:00 AM almost every day and I spend the majority of my time working on my digital marketing agency, Bow Tie Interactive.
When did you decide to become an entrepreneur?
Shortly after I graduated high school, I pursued an opportunity to play basketball at the next level. After a year of college, I decided to drop out, jump head-first into the real world, and embark on my business journey at 20 years old. On a side note, my business was started using a refund check I had received from a community college I attended shortly after quitting basketball. I was 100% broke at the time!
So was there a reason you started Bow Tie Interactive after dropping out?
I started my company after I had dropped out of school. I’ve been out of college for about a year now. A business takes everything you have and more; there’s no way I could manage a growing company in combination with classes. I’m the type to go 1000% into things; there are very few half-measures in my life. If I’m doing something, I’m doing it.
So tell me a little bit about your current venture, Bow Tie Interactive?
It’s funny, I needed a name for my business and I love wearing bow ties. I wasn’t going to get hung up on the name of my business. I didn’t have any money in my bank account and I had to find a way to change that quickly so I just ran with it.
Bow Tie Interactive is an elite digital marketing agency focusing primarily on upscale salons. Almost any industry is filled to the brim with self-proclaiming marketing experts pitching people 24/7. Our job is to make working with an agency less complicated. Bow Tie Interactive has packages that cut out all the contracts, agreements, terms, and overall commitment. All we do is fill salons with high-ticket bookings paying at least $125 per appointment. Our plans start out at just $125. Low risk, extremely high reward.
So taking that into account, where do you see yourself and Bow Tie Interactive in the next 5 years?
I’m expecting Bow Tie Interactive to be a major player in the marketing industry within 5 years. Our goal is to make marketing less complex and simplify things for our clients.
I’m also expecting to make a big push for my personal brand within the next few years. Potentially even starting a podcast (If I do, I’ll interview my boy Andrew over at GCU!
My aim is to help build Bow Tie Interactive into a multimillion-dollar agency, thus helping thousands of salon owners attain more free time and enjoy their business rather than becoming a slave to it.
Who are you looking to connect with and how can the readers help you move forward?
Like many others, I’m constantly searching for young, like-minded entrepreneurs who share the same ambition, hustle and drive for business. Business is hard (AF) and it’s almost impossible to do almost anything alone; you need a strong team.
I want to build an extreme network of winners; whoever shares that same mindset is 100% welcome and encouraged to reach out to me. Let’s win together.
However, when it comes to Bow Tie Interactive, we’re actively working on becoming one of the go-to marketing agencies for local and large-scale hair salons.
Where can people learn more about you and connect?
People can find me on Facebook (Brendan Beasley), Instagram @Brendanbeasley along with my personal website www.brendanbeasley.net
I’m actively working on creating more content for Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn. Like most entrepreneurs, I struggle in finding a balance between creating value-driven content and handling trench-level tasks.
I tell people all the time, I’m a constant work in progress. There is no end destination for success; all we can do is trust God, work hard (and smart) every single day, and let our effort compound.
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