We had the good fortune of connecting with Sarmen Gorjian and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sarmen, what do you think makes you most happy? Why?
Accomplishing my professional and personal goals. Well it fulfils me.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Gorjian Insurance Agency Inc is an insurance agency in Greater Los Angeles area. We are a multi-lingual agency in the heart of Iranian-Americans of Westwood. We are excited to be in close proximity of UCLA and help their students. We have started this agency August of 2019 almost 7 months before the official start of Covid-19 pandemic. Like many other businesses we had to compromise, blend in and adjust with the expectations and needs of our clientele. We noticed the need for online inquiries and the necessity of remote communication. Therefore we turned our office to an almost 100% virtual office. Now our prospects and clients can turn to our website www.gorjianinsurance.com for their inquiries.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
We are lucky to be surrounded by variety of Iranian (Persian) cuisine restaurants. For quick bite we have Attari and Cafe Glace’. For more of a fancier (sit down table) we have Flame and Shahrzad restaurants. Indeed, if anybody is into traditional Iranian snacks we have Touchal, Shater Abbas and Jordan super market walking distance from our office.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My parents to begin with. As first generation of Iranian-Armenian immigrant I had to work twice as hard to be where I am now. I had the privilege to receive my MBA from California State University of Northridge (CSUN). My masters degree has broaden my view of small business ownership and has helped me thrive in whatever I have accomplished as a business owner.
Indeed, Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim & Rene’e Mauborgne had huge impact on my marketing and overall business success.