Try out new things with confidence. Don’t be afraid of failure.
John Enochs is a computer engineer based in Detroit Michigan. He studied computer science at the University of Michigan Mercy. Upon graduation, John worked for a few organizations as a contract developer. After 5-years, in the corporate scene, John decided to take the entrepreneur route, creating websites and writing code for major organizations from all across the world.
In spite of the success he derived from his work, John felt that something was missing. Ever since he was a young boy, John always wanted to help small businesses grow. It is this desire that pushed him to launch ITech solutions. He founded this company in late 2018 to offer web design, and other computer services, to small and medium size enterprises in the Michigan area. So far it has been a success, and has changed the fortunes of many small businesses.
When not working at his various businesses, John loves travelling the world. Together with his wife, they have been to multiple holiday destinations all across the world. He is also big on philanthropy. Over the past 5-years, John has been an active participant in different charities especially those focused on children and the homeless. John doesn’t just gives money, he also volunteers his time for maximum impact.
Where did the idea for ITech Solutions come from?
I got the idea of ITech solutions while still in college. I always wanted to be an entrepreneur and after working for several organizations, I finally decided to venture out.
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
My typical day entail meeting with clients and taking their blue prints that I can build on, to give them computer solutions. I make my day productive by taking 10 minute breaks after every 3 hours. It helps me rejuvenate.
How do you bring ideas to life?
Well, that’s an interesting one. I guess I do so by simply implementing whatever good ideas that come to mind. I don’t wait for doubts to set in.
What’s one trend that excites you?
I really find A.I interesting. It’s so revolutionary, and you literally can’t predict which jobs it will take over next. I am curious to see how things play out in the next 5 to 10 years.
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
I am always trying out new things, and learn new tech skills. This habit has helped me stay ahead in the tech world.
What advice would you give your younger self?
I would tell my younger self to try out new things with confidence. Don’t be afraid of failure.
Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.
That the future of the internet is decentralized. Most of my peers think it’s far off, but the exponential growth of blockchain technology proves otherwise.
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?
I would recommend everyone to take risks, and not to be afraid of failure. You may not win all the time, but one time you will make it big. It will compensate for all your failures.
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?
I always make sure to study the pricing strategies of my competitors. It helps me price my products in a way that gives me a competitive edge in the market.
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
I once started a music streaming app, but I wasn’t well funded. It failed so badly that it almost took my will to continue on my entrepreneurial journey. It’s only that I had supportive friends. Otherwise, I would have quite business altogether.
What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?
Try on-call laptop repair. It’s a simple idea but it works.
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?
I recently gave a homeless man a $100 and from the way his face lit up, I could tell that he was really happy. I felt happy and satisfied.
What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive?
I use Slack a lot. It is so effective in communicating with my clients.
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
I would recommend “The 7 habits of highly effective people: Powerful lessons in personal change” by Stephen R. Covey. It’s a book that can help you become better at solving business problems.
What is your favorite quote?
“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” This is the one quote that every entrepreneur will find useful at one point or the other.
• Perseverance is key
• Taking risks
• Continuous learning
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