Hello, my name is Jonathan Santos, 21-year-old entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Revive Backpacks, which is a company based here in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Our product captures a niche market to all the youth who are fashion forward through our uniquely designed bag, which you see here. Revive focuses on quality. We searched for the best materials possible, enabling us to have a competitive edge. We focus on the community. Partnering up with nonprofit organizations and doing community service ourselves, really keeps us in touch with our market here. We also focus on identity, having a wide range of colors available. We have almost anything that anybody can ask for. I first heard about the Small Business Administration through a friend who recommended that I attend one of their classes, even though I was attending college. That night, I went online and found that there was a SCORE chapter here in Las Vegas and I attended a seminar. In the seminar, I learned a wide range of things, and we continued to attend those classes, which have enabled us to write better business plans and marketing plans, and also get help in the manufacturing side and opinions on how we should structure contracts or work with other companies. The most rewarding part of starting a business is the ability to learn a wide range of knowledge. Being such a young entrepreneur, and not having any of this in my background, this has definitely been a great experience. It's very challenging, and I recommend it to anybody who is out there that really wants to do something different with their life.