Who would refuse quick success? Clearly, Chans Weber, who instead achieved his success through a more grueling process. His business life began when he was just 12 years old in Elmwood, Illinois. Chans started working at an early age, cutting grass in cemeteries and digging ditches for an underground construction company. These long workdays were often followed by summer league basketball camps and taking care of his home, where he lived with his single mother. His motivation for this hard work was his own blue-collar parents, who he still considers to be the hardest-working people he has ever met.
To make a real difference, a person must take steps that others are unwilling to take. Chans took the necessary steps to reach success and ended up with a multi-million dollar marketing agency. Even today after all of his success, Chans still says that he doesn’t believe in having “work-life balance,” and it’s still common for his clients and prospects to receive emails from him anytime between 4:30 AM and 10:30 PM.
Chans started his company, Agile & Co. in St. Louis in 2012. At the time, he turned his 483 credit score and a $15,000 loan from his parents into a digital marketing agency that now clears 8 figures in annual revenue.
Agile & Co is an inbound marketing agency that creates digital marketing solutions for small and medium-sized businesses. As Chans explains, “We are in a world where consumers expect to get answers and solutions from their smartphones within seconds and our job is to make sure that our clients show up for those consumers at that exact moment of relevance.” Agile & Co. focuses on driving these consumers to their clients’ websites, with the goal of converting web traffic into qualified leads. The online marketing world is more competitive and costly than ever. To survive and prosper online in any niche, businesses must exhibit the ability to make quick proactive adjustments to the ever-changing market conditions, which is the key to long-term success. Chans Weber has mastered the art of agile marketing, receiving praise from clients around the nation who credit their business’s growth to Chans and his team’s marketing efforts.
Chans has only one recommendation for those who want to be successful: “Your life’s problems will never end, so you have to find ways to keep moving forward.” He believes that no matter the circumstances that you were born into, everybody has the ability to create something great. His mentality is that life is a marathon, not a sprint and you have to battle through the hard times to appreciate the great times. “You can look back at the absolute worst times of your life and see that something amazing was almost always on the other side,” he says. Today, when Chans has time away from Agile & Co. he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters at his lake house, boating, driving exotic cars, and golfing.