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From a Broke Immigrant to a Renowned Business Mogul: Sam Jidd Shares His Story

For many people, getting started on a professional journey is directed at choosing a more traditional and socially acceptable career. However, choosing an unconventional career path without a college degree that fully satisfies one’s inner desire is no small feat as it requires calculated steps and sacrifices. Sam Jidd is one of the people setting the trend for career fulfillment and happiness as one brave enough to follow the yearnings of his heart.

Sam Jidd is a serial entrepreneur, the founder of Sam Jidd Luxury, and one of the co-founders of Jidd Motors, a car dealership committed to exceeding clients’ expectations with a simple philosophy that purchasing a car should be an exciting, enjoyable experience. Now a trailblazing entrepreneur, Sam had very humble beginnings as an immigrant who came to a new country with nothing on his back but a heart full of dreams and an unparalleled determination to succeed.

To survive in a new country, he started out working at Burger King, flipping burgers. However, he soon got fired from the job, a blessing in disguise as it introduced him to a world of cars and sales representatives. Not to be deterred by his previous setback, Sam put his all into his new career as a car salesman. His passion for cars shone through, and it was the stepping stone to achieving his goals. He quickly learned the strategies of effectively picking out suitable cars for customers and selling to them. Combined with his innate business acumen, these traits have given the aspiring entrepreneur the confidence and opportunity to start his own business.

In 2018, he established his company, SJL Motors, a car dealership company specializing in providing excellent customer service. Two years later, the company is already recognized as one of the largest used Tesla dealers in Chicagoland, with an inventory of the finest vehicles in the world, representing luxury brands such as Mercedes Benz, Bentley, BMW, Porsche, Land Rover, Lexus, Maserati, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Audi, Acura, and Jaguar. Combined with a business model established on firm principles of honesty and integrity, the company has climbed to the industry’s peak and is now a multi-million-dollar enterprise.

One major contributor to the brand’s success is Sam and his team’s unparalleled dedication to providing world-class customer service to clients, emphasizing one-on-one attention to ensure that the buying process remains refreshingly efficient and straightforward. In addition to selling cars to customers, the company also offers a unique car finder feature that allows clients to find and request any model on the market. With this work ethic of treating every customer like family to ensure a great experience with fair pricing, there is no doubt that SJL Motors is not just a regular car dealership. Instead, it is a business that prioritizes optimum customer satisfaction under Sam Jidd’s leadership and guidance.

When asked to share his most important lesson from his journey as an immigrant who had to work twice as hard for his goals,  the trailblazing entrepreneur said, “Anything is possible. I came from nothing to the US, and when I started my dealership, everyone thought I was crazy and that it would never work. But I stuck to my guts, worked despite the doubt, and created a multi-million dollar car business that is expanding.”

In the coming years, Sam Jidd plans to expand his business nationwide and cater to more clients. He also wants to inspire fellow immigrants and youths, letting them know that they too can come out victorious despite the odds stacked against them.

To learn more about Sam Jidd and SJL Motors, visit its official website.

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