Success can manifest in a number of ways. Some invest decades of their lives into growing something from the ground up. Others get lucky and soar to the top with a fat wad of cash.
But it takes a unique perspective, endless dedication, and a whole lot of hard work for a 21-year-old with no investors to start a business. Especially one that rose to the top of the ranks within its first five years.
In June 2012, Wilbur You founded Youtech with $600 and a small team of two others. His goal was to personally make 100 phone calls a day to build an agency that would change the marketing world.
He relentlessly sought after potential clients, promising to build company websites for just $500. With a matchless offer like that, it was only a matter of time before You made his first sale.
Those first few months were grueling but worthwhile. You and his team worked an average of 80 – 100 hours per week chasing higher sales, and eventually, they sold a website for $1,000. And then even more.
After four months of unbreakable pursuit, You had collected enough revenue to rent an office in Naperville and start building his empire.
Youtech was on its way to victory.
Initial clients were small mom-and-pop shops and independent businesses, but You and his growing team were determined to hit a home run sooner or later. When they moved into their new office, the phones were ringing off the hook as word spread that Youtech was a modern, fast-growing agency with a personal touch many companies have lost. Wilbur You decided it was time to invest in a larger team, so he hired two more and began developing a sales and graphic design team.
It was just a few years later that their first quarter-million-dollar deal was struck. And it was only up from there.
Developing websites is what made Youtech what it is today, but they have since expanded their capabilities into programming, mobile app development, and digital marketing strategies. Seven years since its inception, Youtech has gained 43 team members and two locations in the United States: a 6,000-square-foot office in Naperville and a 5,000-square-foot office in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Youtech works with some of the biggest companies in the nation and has caught the attention of major media influence, like Forbes and ABC 7. In both 2017 and 2018, Inc 5000 ranked Youtech in the Top 10 in Web Design and Top 10 in Search Engine Optimization throughout the U.S. They have since become a Google Premier Partner and cater to over 600 clients around the world.
Now a full-service, in-house marketing agency, Youtech continues to thrive in the Chicagoland area, Phoenix and its suburbs, and beyond.
Wilbur You aims to inspire the next generation with the unpopular opinion that you are never too young to start changing the world. “The path to success usually isn’t smooth,” You says. “But it makes the victory that much sweeter. The hardest part is to start.”
If you want to amp up your marketing game, Youtech can do it all.
Featured Image Credit: Youtech Facebook
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