Q&A with Young Moguls Founders Jordan Williams & Brandon Iverson

Last Updated: June 1, 2019

Never believe you can’t do something now while you’re young, take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way.

    by AGENT Staff
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Brandon Iverson and Jordan Williams are teen entrepreneurs from Atlanta, Georgia. Brandon and Jordan started a teen financial education company called Making Money for Teens. Through MMFT, the duo produced an educational CD series and authored two books, Who Needs An Allowance? and the Teenpreneur Marketing GuideToday, Brandon and Jordan travel across the United States speaking to schools, churches, and youth organisations on entrepreneurship. The inspirational entrepreneurs have featured in in several media publications including  the Tom Joyner Radio Show, Steve Harvey, FOX and PBS.

The teen entrepreneurs founded the Young Moguls Brand in the summer of 2014. It is an urban clothing line that promotes teen entrepreneurship and positivity through trendy wear.

11 Questions for Founders of Young Moguls Brand Jordan Williams & Brandon Iverson

Brandon Iverson and Jordan Williams have taken time out of their schedule to talk to AGENT about their business, their goals and work life balance

1. Briefly tell us how you first got into business, and describe your business goals.

We are the founders of Young Moguls Brand, an urban clothing line that promotes a message of entrepreneurship. We started the line with the intention of creating clothes that were not only appealing, but also positive and impactful. The goal of the brand is to motivate young adults to explore entrepreneurship and the benefits it can have for their lives.

 

2. What age were you when you realised you wanted to run your own business?

We first develop a passion for entrepreneurship at age 10 after reading Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. We were inspired to follow our passion and create financial opportunity for ourselves. With this motivation, we decided to start our first business, Kids Toys Inc. Through this company, we sold used toys and games on our online site and gained experience running our own company.

 

3. Who are your business icons and inspirations?

Some of our favourite business icons are Elon Musk, Warren Buffett, Sundar Pichai, Gary Vaynerchuk, and Rich Paul. We learn a great deal from studying each of these individuals and their various career experiences. They inspire us to think outside the box and make business moves that create a unique impact.

 

4. What has been your biggest challenge in business, and how did you surmount it?

Our biggest challenge was raising capital to launch our company. We were both 16 years-old when we started Young Moguls Brand, so we didn’t have a large amount of funds to pay for expenses such as manufacturing, website hosting, copyrights and trademarks, and various other fees. We decided to use crowd funding to obtain the funding that we needed. We had many generous supporters who were willing to donate money to our company in order to help make our vision a reality.

 

5. Work-Life balance: is it possible? How do you achieve it?

In order to achieve work-life balance, we’ve had to place a great deal of importance on time management. While we try to further our business and entrepreneurial endeavors, we also must focus on our schoolwork and our various involvements on campus. We do our best to set priorities and also set an organized daily schedule. Keeping an agenda helps ensure that you fulfill not only business responsibilities, but also family and social responsibilities.

 

6. What is the first thing you do every day?

The first thing we do every day is pray for life, health, and strength. We also take some time to read the Morning Brew to catch up on what’s going on in the world of finance and stocks.

 

7. What screen saver picture is currently on your phone?

Currently, we both have a picture of us being interviewed by Steve Harvey while on his TV talk show.

 

8. What is the most important app on your mobile phone, and why?

The most important app on our mobile phone is our Mail app. We receive many important emails a day from customers, for school, and general business opportunities. We try to constantly stay on top of our emails throughout the day to take advantage of whatever is being sent to us at the time.

 

9. What is the last thing you googled?

The last thing Jordan googled was a search for tickets to a Logic concert. The last thing Brandon googled was a search for a mandarin collared dress shirt.

 

10. What item do you never leave the house without, and why?

We both never leave the house without our phone. Our phones are something we have to always have in order to communicate and survive in this new mobile society.

 

11. What advice would you give to your younger self starting out in business?

Some advice we would give to our younger selves starting out in business is never believe you can’t do something now while you’re young. Take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way. You have to put in consistent work and effort in order to obtain the results you want out of business. Invest in yourself early by reading personal development series and don’t be afraid to reach out to your elders for mentorship.

 



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