John B

Student and Entrepreneur

I am an 18-year-old student and entrepreneur from Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. I currently own and operate two online eCommerce storefronts designing, marketing, manufacturing, and selling customized shoes. I began this venture in September 2014 and have sold over 550 pairs to date. I have extensive experience with eCommerce store administration (eBay and Etsy), eCommerce shipping and logistics (USPS, UPS, FedEx), business financial management (accounts, banking, transfers, bookkeeping, PayPal), and have expansive marketing expertise (social media, cost-per-click advertising, in-person networking, and promotion). A previous venture I began involved purchase, repair, and resale of smartphones, including screen repair, motherboard repair, battery replacement, and other internal component repair/replacement. My graphic design experience using PhotoShop to design prototype shoes has carried over into real-world applications, as I designed a school-wide track and field logo for my high school using Inkscape, which was implemented to apparel and other design aspects of the program. I was awarded 1st Place in the New Mexico State DECA Competition in the category of Apparel and Accessories Marketing as a first year student this year, competing with other top competitors across the state. I will attend the University of New Mexico in the fall semester.

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