I decided to start my business of both a retail and wholesale jewelry store in 2019 because I had surgery and the existing jobs I had involved too much physical labor. After my surgery, I wanted to better take care of myself and the surgery gave me the push to start the business I always wanted. I sell gold, silver, and other jewelry items.
I decided to leave my jobs and with the little savings, I had to go on this pursuit. Since I work out of an outdoors public market the biggest challenge in my business right now has been the pandemic and the restrictions.
All 2020 I keep working but just half the operation. Now my daughter is helping me and she is working with me on new ideas to create an online store. We started with Facebook and now we want to improve this operation.
I am originally from Honduras and I came to California 7 years ago. I’m extremely proud of myself that I have able to become independent in such a short time.
A dream I have for the future is to bring my children to California as well since they are still in Honduras, I just want my whole family to be together. Last year my daughter came and now I’m waiting for my son. My overall goal for my life is to be independent and build a great life from the ground up.