Starting a Business at only 18

“I have been learning from Mentors International for the last three months, and so far, it has been successful. After the first few lessons, I was able to start implementing actions that have increased my sales.

My small business sells technology and cell phone accessories such as headphones and cell phone cases. I use various social media platforms to promote my business. With the growth in my business, I can cover my personal expenses and help support my parents.

My future goals for my business are to legally register my business when I turn the required age and to rent a spot in a commercial plaza. I am also adding more products to my shop such as jewelry and sunglasses. My mentor helped me find a wholesale distributor to purchase these products. This helps keep my costs down.

My mentor was like a wave of encouragement and opportunities. To know that there are people who believe in my ability and effort helps keep me going. I thank Mentors International for believing in me and supporting my small enterprise.”

Joanna from Nicaragua

Joanna is a young entrepreneur at only 18 years old. She has a strong work ethic, is eager to learn and improve, and is enrolled in the Microsoft Suite Course from Mentors International. Learning how to use excel has helped improve how she tracks her inventory, sales, and expenses. She even uses this program to monitor her personal expenses and set up a budget so that she can save more money.

Joanna’s mentor shared, “Joanna’s dream is to attend university one day. She is saving money to accomplish this big goal of hers. We know that JoAnn’s dedication to her business and schoolwork will allow her to accomplish anything she puts her mind to. She is creating good habits during this mentoring process and sticking to them.

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