Lessons From the Immigrant Hustle: Jonaed Iqbal

NoDegree is an online career resource solution for people without college degrees seeking great jobs. Jonaed Iqbal and the NoDegree team also offer career advice, financial advice, and general life advice to clients so they can navigate the hurdles and issues faced throughout life. Knowledge is power, and they equip clients with the knowledge to improve their lives.

The team at NoDegree wants to remove the stigma attached to people who choose not to pursue a college degree. Intelligent people come from all backgrounds and experiences. Every job contributes value to society. Their aspiration is to reduce the growing economic disparity between non-college grads and college grads. The NoDegree aim to provide a more comprehensive approach to obtaining skills that are increasingly in demand.

What’s your name, company name, and title?

Which country did you emigrate from?

Why did you or your family decide to immigrate?

What was your very first job?

Why did you choose to become an entrepreneur? (c.f. What triggered you?).

How did you raise the money necessary to launch your business? (e.g. did you find an investor? Did you borrow from the bank? Did you save money by working a 9 to 5? Please tell us your story).

Mental health, stress management and staying positive are important factors in entrepreneurial success. What are some things you like to do when you feel overwhelmed or down?

Why do you think you have been successful?

I also really enjoy what I do. I think this is really important. I know I can make my company extremely successful and I like the impact I have on my users. This keeps me going and it is always motivational to talk to someone who tells me that a company like mine is needed.

How can our readers follow you on social media?

Thank you so much for this interview!

Tech Entrepreneur and Contributor on several publications, Amine is best known as the CEO of IronMonk Solutions, a New York based digital marketing agency.

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