Born and raised in North Carolina, 18 year old Humberto Torres, and 19 year old Juan Venegas are an entrepreneurial duo dedicated to helping others create financial stability and success. Having jumped into self employment early on in life, Humberto and Juan are well equipped to navigate the ups and downs of growing a business in the ever-changing digital age. Today they’re here with us to share their entrepreneurial journey, some insight into their organization, and their best advice for those seeking new financial opportunities.
Let’s start at the beginning of your journeys. What first inspired you both to become entrepreneurs? Let’s start with you, Humberto.
What got me into the entrepreneurial world was my time working my nine to five. I was really tired of being on a tight schedule with minimal days off. I wanted to make a name for myself and start something of my own where I created my schedule and didn’t have to answer to anyone else.
What made you decide to pursue entrepreneurship, Juan?
When I was around 15 or 16, I came across an article about an 18 year old millionaire stock trader, and that’s what got the ball rolling for me. I started looking into stock trading and investing and everything took off from there.
It’s amazing that you both got started on this journey so young. Let’s talk about the business that you have to date. What is the concept and how are you helping people?
The concept of the business is to help individuals become successful by providing the right education and information required to learn and understand the financial markets. Once people have grasped and applied this information to become profitable traders, they can then achieve financial stability and create new opportunities for themselves and for people around them.
Sounds like a great concept that is centered around helping others! What are your goals for the future of this business?
We want to impact as many lives as possible and help people to the extent that they don’t have to rely on one source of income. Once you’ve created multiple sources of income you can utilize that to fund other things like your passions or hobbies so that what you’re doing doesn’t feel like work.
That is truly inspiring! Getting to this point where you’ve been able to help so many people must have had its challenges. What difficulties did you both face growing your business?
The biggest challenge getting started was overcoming the bad reputation that’s been associated with trading, especially forex trading. In the beginning no one believed in us or in the opportunities that we were presenting so we really had to work hard to show our results. Once people were able to see that this is a legitimate business and trading in the financial markets is something that virtually anybody can begin and find success with, they started to become more inclined to participate in this opportunity.
Thank you, for sharing your entrepreneurial journeys with us. In closing, please give us your best advice that you would offer an aspiring entrepreneur. Let’s start with you, Humberto.
My advice is that whenever you feel like quitting, always remind yourself of what pushes you everyday. There’s bound to be times throughout your entrepreneurial journey where you have mental breakdowns or things just aren’t going your way. And that can sometimes make you think that maybe this isn’t for me. But you have to remind yourself of the reason why you’re doing this in the first place, and the fact that you’ve taken that first step towards building a better life for yourself means that this is exactly where you’re meant to be, so keep going.
That is amazing advice! Juan, what advice would you like to add?
My advice is to take the chance. Do the thing that you’ve always wanted to do. If you keep telling yourself that it’s going to work, then it will. If you tell yourself that it won’t work, then it won’t. You have to believe in yourself and if you’ve already come this far, why stop now? The biggest obstacle you’ll face in this journey is yourself.