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Creative Ways to Be an Entrepreneur

Maite Wantwadi Classes + Camps, YouthBiz Leave a Comment

Social distancing and shelter-in-place orders, at times, may feel constraining and like we can’t create anything useful or enjoy time together. Here at YouthBiz, we believe you can still have great fun with family and friends while developing your business via online platforms. And we’re here to help!  This week we bring you our top creative tips: While you wait, …

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Money Tips and Activities for Kids

Janet Redwine General, Programs Leave a Comment

One thing that’s been on our minds this week is how we can help support parents and educators tasked with providing engaging and fun learning experiences that parents can execute at home.  Here’s some of our favorite money activities.  Think of this list as a sort of curated resource area where we’ve done the searching and provided the best financial …

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Entrepreneur of the Month: Aloha Denver

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A delicious, eco-friendly, and all-natural dessert that’s perfect for warm weather?  Yes, please!  Jane Goldman, age 15, and Tatym Harvey, age 12, created a snow cone business as part of a YouthBiz camp last spring.  In addition to making new friends and business partners, Jane and Tatym learned about business, teamwork, and confidence—skills that help them succeed in school and …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Amica Gives Time, Talent, and Treasure to Denver’s Young Entrepreneurs

Janet Redwine Get Involved, YouthBiz Leave a Comment

On March 10, 2020, Grant Beacon Middle School held its YouthBiz StartUp pitch competition.  These competitions provide hands-on, real-life opportunities for Denver’s youth to put what they’ve learned in YouthBiz into practice.  The pitch judges are community business partners who offer real, constructive advice to the students, giving them an extra sense of importance in their presentations and pride if …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Janus Henderson- Preparing Fifth Graders to be Compassionate Community Leaders

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With Super Tuesday and the 2020 Democratic primaries taking place in the United States, it was refreshing to pay a visit to Young AmeriTowne today to interview young politicians with true integrity from Flagstone Elementary.  Young Americans Center’s Young AmeriTowne program includes a Towne Hall run by two elected officials, a mayor and a judge.  Thanks to Janus Henderson Investors, …

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Tales from Towne: Help Your Students Run Successful AmeriTowne Businesses

Winnie Hauber Young AmeriTowne Leave a Comment

Young AmeriTowne is a very fun and exciting place to be! It is an excellent way for students to learn about the free enterprise system, and it’s a place where students get to apply lessons they learned in school to real-life situations in a simulated Towne. AmeriTowne has 9-17 different businesses, also called shops, and there are different things that …

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What a Beautiful Day to Celebrate National Entrepreneurship Week

Stacy Winner YouthBiz Leave a Comment

National Entrepreneurship week this year takes place from Saturday, February 15th to Saturday, February 22nd. As a way to celebrate entrepreneurship and our youth entrepreneurs, we have put them up to a couple of tasks each day on our social media pages along with some entrepreneurial tips. Tuesday’s task was for our youth entrepreneurs to send us their business profile …

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Monthly Entrepreneur: Ryder Matz, Owner of Ryder’s Riches LLC

Janet Redwine YouthBiz Leave a Comment

When 10-year-old Ryder Matz received a gumball machine for his birthday, he decided to start a business!  Ryder’s Traveling Gumball Machines spend time visiting shops and restaurants in the Lafayette, Louisville, and Boulder area, adventuring to a new spot every month or two. Ryder did a Summer Camp at Young Americans Center for Financial Education that he loved, encouraging him …

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Celebrate National Entrepreneurship Week, 2020!

Maite Wantwadi General, YouthBiz Leave a Comment

National Entrepreneurship Week is just around this corner!  This annual celebration lasts from Saturday, February 15 to Saturday, February 22, 2020. YouthBiz is thrilled to take part again this year, and we want your help!  Take a look at the fun opportunities below: Saturday, February 15 – Kickoff to #Natleshipweek!  Interview a local business leader in your community.  Ask them a few questions …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Bank of the West Helps Students Understand Importance of Culture in Global Economics

Melissa Englund Get Involved, International Towne Leave a Comment

Founder and CEO of Techstars, David Brown recently wrote an article titled, “Why Understanding Culture Is Important to Doing Business Around the World” (Inc.com).  Within this article, Brown argues that future businesspeople will make a better impression if they understand the cultures they interact with and travel to as their companies expand around the world.  He goes over five areas …