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Heart of an entrepreneur

Heart of an entrepreneur

 Saturday, October 8, 2016 |  Views:1,663 |  Posted by: John Marx |  Reading Time: 3 Minutes, 15 Seconds |  Article Tags: 

Over the past several months there has been a lot of thought and especially growth in many ways. JM2 started as two friends and their wife/fiancé wanting to just “have fun” and “make a difference”. Over the years that has not changed but yet in many ways it has changed. In this article we’re going to cover five things you must have if you want to have a growing business, not a hobby, and make a difference in the world that we live in.


This is the hardest for anyone as we all have a desire to succeed and grow. We do not like any setbacks. Accepting that you are human will make it easier. When your ego is so large that it controls your decisions you will fail. Knowing your limitations and that this is not about ego but out of a love and passion any failure will be a small stumble that you can surely recover from.

Physical Location

We started stating we do not need a physical location as the technology we had chosen made it so we can work from anywhere. This is still true for everything we’ve done and even more so. We moved from working out of our home, to Zoseco Co-working, and now into a space that we can now call “home”. Starting in a physical location would have put us out of business in the first six months. By doing gradual, and controlled, steps we have proven out our business model, brought on some seriously awesome (and they are) clients, and built the foundational elements that were needed to succeed.


This takes time to get the right people. We don’t have any rock stars on our team. Not one person stands out over the other. Each one of our team has a unique set of skills that allow us together to be better than we would be as individuals. Each one of us pushes us to our limits. Yet never past what we are capable of. Some days are harder than others but when it comes push to shove we know each one of us is a member of the best web design and marketing team that we can be. It is by taking your time and not just hiring to hire that has made us as good as we are today. Our process is s-l-o-w as we look at not only the company culture and how someone will mesh but also that they are client focused, want to improve themselves, and help make the team even better and stronger.

Personal Growth

With a solid team comes growth for everyone involved. Whether it is learning to speak in public or a new shortcut in our Adobe Suite. We all grow each day. Some days more than others. Having a passion and love to do what you do is what makes our company, like others, great. Giving opportunity to each member to grow and learn on a daily basis allows us to also be better than the day before. There are days that the growth isn’t in the right direction but the overall growth day-over-day is always positive.

Love and Passion

You need to have a love for what you do. This love needs to be for others more than it is yourself. There are many days of sacrifice that happen for the team. As the owner you need to think about your employees, your clients, your business, and then yourself. This time will test you more than you realize. By staying strong, sticking to your values, and going back to your core values if you would waiver will define you.


Being an entrepreneur is not for everyone. If it is in your heart and soul, you will succeed. Even if you start and fail do not consider that a failure. You grew during that period and you learned more than you realized. Empowering those around you will allow you to become better and they will also become better. Some will take a fast path while we took a more moderate path to being who we are.

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John has been an entrepreneur and pusher of all things “normal”. He was brought up where a handshake is as good as any word and even more important than any legal speak. John believes in giving back and giving people more than they expect. This is the foundation and basis of JM2 Webdesigners & Marketing. The prices will shock you, the amount you get will shock you even more, and the skills his entire team brings will completely amaze. He has built a team of experts that are talented, young, and efficient. Each one has the characteristics of the company in wanting to see a small business grow and each one goes above, and beyond which makes John beyond proud of them.

So why is John considered the “Code Ninja”. It’s isn’t because people fear ninja’s (they should). They will fight until their last breath defending, achieving the mission, and helping (in this case small businesses). John believes in very surgical strikes to help a business grow using agile methods that change rapidly, in ways people don’t expect, and with a relentless passion to achieve greatness.

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