Founder of the online marketing agency, Next Wave Marketing, Ben Deveran has taken the ability to build an online presence and turned it into a marketing agency with over $500,000 in sales that has worked with companies all around the United States, Europe and Africa. Deveran is a 19-year-old marketing expert that has built an agency with huge reach from his own home without any startup capital. He has used his knowledge of online advertising, public speaking, and hard work to help businesses and artists to grow their online presence while getting their message across clearly and effective.
As someone who always was passionate about entrepreneurship, Deveran realized after graduating high school he had an opportunity to build something of his own. Instead of taking the traditional route of going to college, Deveran chose to begin creating content for businesses and artists growing their online presence. Ben knew that he would need to find a way to differentiate himself from competitors, and realized that he was going to need to operate his agency with different values than others.
“I believe the relationships you already have with your current customers are worth more than pursuing new ones. When you build deep meaningful relationships, you build mutual trust into their own networks”. While it was important to stay focused on the finances of the business, Ben felt building and maintaining the relationships with his clients would help ensure him with success in the long term. While the company has only been around for 18 months, their growth is exponential and Ben believes this is due to the way he caters to every single client.
With any new business, there is going to be adversity all along the way. Deveran felt for himself, his biggest obstacle was overcoming his own limitations. “The biggest obstacle I’ve faced is believing in myself. That obstacle is something that over time I developed, changing my mindset into believing my dream and vision is possible and that there is abundance in life. Once you conquer that obstacle things get a lot clearer, you have more confidence in your daily actions which lead to more opportunities getting you closer and closer to your goals”. Believing in yourself and fully buying into what you are doing can help better yourself and your business 10X.
For anyone who may be interested in starting their own business, some free advice that Ben gave us was to work on your mindset, while also giving yourself daily goals to help make sure you stay on track. Taking action is one of the most crucial parts in life, and the more action you take, the faster you will be to achieve what you are after. Ben mentioned that legacy is important to him, and he wants to build something that will be here after he is gone. He will continue to grow his business by reaching more and more people, all while helping them grow their business as well.