Please introduce yourself. What do you do? Why? What do you want people to know about you?
Anthony TOLES Jr, a husband, a father, a man of service. I’m educated and come from humble beginnings. I am one half of the empire know as Aj84 holdings based out of Riverview FL. We are a community resource center available to all. For the people by the people.
Our mantra is It’s you, it’s me, it’s ALL OF US! We are here to be a service to the community and up life. We win by helping others achieve their goals. In our resource center we offer support services (Guided Life Care Planning Services), computer based testing (Guided Life Education Center), and volunteerism(6 Harmony Foundation).
What qualities make you different and unique from everyone else in the industry?
We are a unicorn in our industry no one like us, we are the best kept secret but want the world to know we are here to help! We are addicted to service. You may find our service offering else where similar but not our level of professionalism and with our compassion. You definitely won’t find it all under one roof we are a one stop shop.
We touch people’s lives at whatever point they are in their lives. We can help. We come educated and highly competent with decades of real world industry experience. College graduates I am first generation graduate, staff is nationally board certified in our disciplines. We have active relationships and contracts at every level local, state, and federal.
Describe THAT moment when you realized you’re doing what you were born to do.
I worked in IT for a number of years but something was missing I was left unfulfilled like there was something more. As an IT professional my contact with external client was limited I was missing the people. I stepped on the other side of the desk. I left a great paying job to roll the dice and bet on myself. Against all odds, some would say it was a stupid move but I haven’t looked back since and we continue to grow.
What’s been the biggest challenge you’ve had to go through and how did you grow through it?
Fear and doubt, you don’t leave a corporate position to dream chasing, but this was my dream to be an entrepreneur own my own business but plan A became plan B when we started a family and dependent’s needed money in a hurry. Also, brand awareness being the new kid on the block no body knows us and we niche so we have to overcome skepticism.
We are not your typical establishment date I say we are minority owned and operated which comes with its own set of challenges there are just not many of us operating in the space. It is definitely a pecking order and things have been done a certain way for a long time. But we are fortunate enough to have built great relationships and have had angels on our side by way of great mentors who are sharks.
Who are the TOP 3 people you’d want to meet that could elevate your career or business? Why these specific individuals?
I’d want to meet to social media influencers because they have their fingers on the pulse of internet our business in their mouths would be priceless. Elon musk he’s richest man in world when he speaks things happen, Drake because he’s pop culture what we do isn’t the most provocative and isn’t the most glamorous industry but it is truly essential everything we do and offer. Our problem is people just don’t know we are here. We need anyone who can get the word out.
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