Interviewing Agam Berry – Entrepreneur, Marketer and Business Owner

Agam Berry is a digital marketing expert and entrepreneur based in New York City. He is also the co-founder of Hiringz, a free hiring software that streamlines the hiring process for businesses, from small cottage industries to large corporations. Berry built his first start-up when he was 16. He graduated from Punjab University has been a digital entrepreneur for seven years.

Known as one of the leading voices when it comes to marketing and digital advertising, Agam Berry is dedicated to creating innovative solutions to different challenges that entrepreneurs and business enterprises encounter. He is also one of the first entrepreneurs to advocate for Bitcoin and cryptocurrency.

I sat down with Mr. Berry over a bottle of wine and he was more than willing to give us an insight into his business principles, challenges that he has faced and why he does what he does.

What draws you to being an entrepreneur?

I love the creative freedom that working on my own gives. I knew that I was never the worker bee type from day one. I had too many ideas and I knew that I wasn’t going anywhere if I didn’t choose a path that allowed me to explore these ideas. Being an entrepreneur also allows me to keep on learning as I meet new people, network with other entrepreneurs and start-ups and see how they operate.

I also love the freedom. In this job, no two days are alike. One day I could be meeting clients or members of my team and the next could be spent traveling to another country for business, which also allows me to explore other parts of the world. It’s all very fluid and dynamic and that’s what I love most about it.

What sort of challenges do you experience owning your own business?

Being your own boss and answering to no one is a challenge because you have to be able to discipline yourself. No one will do it for you. So even in days when I don’t feel like getting up or I want to work on a new idea, I know that responsibilities of the business should take priority and I have to do the work, or else my business fails.

How do you overcome those challenges?

The most important thing that I did was I learned and mastered the art of staying focused early on in my career. It is so easy to get distracted in this industry. Mastering this skill, in my opinion, is one of the reasons why I’m successful at what I do.

Is running your own business stressful? In what ways is it rewarding?

It is. You’re the boss so you are responsible for everything at the end of the day. The reward is that I get to do what I love, I get to meet new people and learn new things from them. But the most rewarding part is being able to share my expertise with others and seeing clients and their ventures succeed.

How do you relax or take time for yourself outside of business?

I’m a workaholic but I know that taking time to recharge is just as important. After work, I like to get around New York. I hang out in my favorite restaurant, Momofuku, or discover new food places in the city. Times like these allow me to recharge and even develop new ideas and tweaks to existing strategies.

Do you have any hobbies that compliment your business or professional life?

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“(Chess) requires meticulous planning and having the flexibility to change a plan when you see an opportunity to capitalize on a mistake from your opponent.” Agam Berry

 

I love playing chess and I recently started to take it more seriously.

Chess is a game of strategy and tactics, which is basically what I do in my line of work. It also requires meticulous planning and having the flexibility to change a plan when you see an opportunity to capitalize on a mistake from your opponent.

That’s a lot like business to me. Everything requires planning and feeling out the market. If something works, you go for it! If not, you need to rethink your strategy and coordinate effectively and quickly. The clock is always ticking!

Can you recommend any good books or resources for aspiring entrepreneurs?

Current favorites are The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss, Influence by Robert Cialdini and the Third Circle Theory by Pejman Ghadimi.

Tim Ferriss’ The 4-Hour Workweek motivated me to work harder and to be wiser with how I work so I can produce quality output, no matter how short the time I had. This book is a must-read for any entrepreneur.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received recently?

Read! Reading books and constantly learning about new things is essential if you want to succeed in any business. Also learn how to love networking! Other people’s ideas and solid relationships are invaluable because you are bound to need help along the way.

How to Connect With Agam Berry:

Official Site: http://agam-berry.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AgamBerryFP/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/agamberry62
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/agamberry