My name is Jamie Irvine and this is my BLOG focused on helping entrepreneurs, managers, and executives to make good decisions and have access to the best tools and ideas that influence revenue to grow.
My overarching goal for this blog is to help people achieve success. It is my sincere hope that the insights I provide will help you to avoid some of the mistakes I have made which influenced my revenue to shrink and to repeat the things I have done to achieve success in business and cause my revenue to grow.
Jamie grew up in New Brunswick, Canada, spent 19 years in Vancouver, British Columbia (home of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games) and now lives outside of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
As a young teenager Jamie worked in farming each year from the age of 13, later he had three part-time jobs while finishing high school. At one point he held these three jobs concurrently. They included working at a grocery store, a mechanic shop and a computer repair company. After graduation and moving to Vancouver, Jamie held a few part-time jobs like window cleaning and pressure washing and then he accepted his first full-time job in men’s fashion at an upscale retail store in North Vancouver.
The next year an opportunity to take an entry-level position at a manufacturing plant became available and Jamie was accepted by ownership only after weeks of Jamie relentlessly pursuing the position. Jamie worked for this company for nearly 10 years, starting as a shop laborer, eventually becoming the Operations Manager, and ending as the National Account Manager. In 2007, Jamie continued on in sales and worked for 2 more years for a National Distributor as a Sales Account Manager.
On September 6, 2016, Jamie reignited his sales career and accepted a position with Artic Truck Parts & Service as a Sales Account Manager.
Becoming an Entrepreneur
It was 2009 and the economy was crashing, unemployment was skyrocketing, people all over the world were losing their homes and businesses were closing their doors. As a salesman, Jamie had done very well and was going to receive a $20,000.00 bonus check for the work he had done in 2008. This was the opportunity Jamie had been working so hard to achieve. He took his bonus check, gave his notice and started his first business with his wife and longtime friend, co-worker and business partner.
Synspire Management Group Inc – 2009 – 2010
This business was a consulting firm that specialized in Sales, Marketing and Personality Assessment in partnership with Concord Consulting, operated for one year and ultimately failed. More details about this in blogs to come.
Irvine Sales & Service | BC – 2009 – 2016
This business was started with $700.00, built up to a 6-figure business and was sold 6 years later and merged with Pure Pressure. More details about this in blogs to come.
Pure Pressure | 2016 – Present
The merger of our second company Irvine Sales & Service with Pure Pressure has been a wonderful success. We doubled the size of the company with the merger and had a record year in 2016 surpassing revenue targets by 12.5%. This business operates every day without my direct involvement in day-to-day operations which allowed my family to move a 1000 KMS away and enjoy life with our extended family. Building a business that works in this capacity has been a dream of mine which now that I have achieved it has fueled my next dream – to build a digital business.
Jamie and his wife have been involved in 6 other start-ups as consultants and we are proud to say that every one of these start-ups is operating successfully today.
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