Photography by Sergio Olivas 

What inspired you to become an entrepreneur, and can you share the story of how you started your first venture?

My Father inspired me. My father used to own catering trucks and restaurants. I always thought I would own my own restaurant someday. At a young age, a friend asked me to help him out with his business. He had a Home Care here in El Paso. Seeing him working with elderly patients just moved my heart. Learning to work with the elderly community just felt good and rewarding at the same time. I started my business.

What do you consider to be the most special qualities or aspects of your business?

Working with the elderly. Trying to make them as comfortable as possible during their last days, is the least we can do. Matthew 7:12 says, “To treats others as you would like to be treated,” and that’s what I like to base my life on.

Can you describe a significant challenge or setback you faced as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?

As an entrepreneur, you go through many challenges. The biggest challenge I faced at the beginning was financial. At the beginning, every little bit of income that comes in goes to the business. With time and with the help of God, those financial struggles have gone away. Other challenges have arisen, and I’m sure that they will always come up, but I really put my faith and trust in God.

How do you approach risk-taking in your business endeavors, and what strategies do you employ to manage and mitigate potential risks?

First, you have to weigh the risk. Plan the risk and just do what feels right. Owning a business is not easy but well worth it.

What advice would you give to aspiring entrepreneurs who are just starting out on their entrepreneurial journey?

Always follow your dreams. Always put God first and just take risks; You have to just go for it. Many times, you might feel like giving up or that it’s not getting any better, but you just have to keep going. As an entrepreneur you need to understand you will work harder and put in more hours.

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