The District Shops- New Vendors for the Holidays!!

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Looking for some last minute holiday gifts? Stop by The District Shops located in Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 2500 E. 1stAvenue #A100, Denver, CO 80206. It will be open on Christmas Eve until 5pm. In particular, we encourage you to visit the YouthBiz space near the west entrance and see some of our new vendors! For the next three months, …

Colorado & Company: Comical Wallets

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Madeleine Whitney makes the kind of items that you’ll never find in a store!  Her business, Comical Wallets, sells unique wallets that she hand-crafts out of comic books and fabric.  Kids and adults alike love them!  At just 13 years old, Madeleine has built an impressive business that’s been around for the last four years.  You’ll find her products online …

Turning Ideas into Reality at the YouthBiz StartUp and Colorado Uplift Pitch Competition Finale

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education hosted the Finale of the Colorado UpLift / YouthBiz StartUp Pitch Competitions last Thursday, November 15.  And wow, were we impressed!  Student business teams from three Denver Public Schools participated: Photofly (7thgrade class) and Hop Light Ski Mask (8thgrade class) from Skinner Middle School, Beauty Solutions from West Leadership Academy and Fidget Liner from Hill Campus …

Sponsor Spotlight: Capital One Drives Youth Entrepreneurship

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It was 26 years ago that eight teens met with a visionary community leader in Denver’s Five Points neighborhood to solve big problems: gang violence and economic despair. Their solution? YouthBiz entrepreneurship programs, hands-on programs that provided real experience in entrepreneurship and workforce skills. Fast forward to today, and YouthBiz is still going strong.  Thanks to a partnership with Capital One …

YouthBiz Marketplace

Get Ready for Great Gifts!

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This weekend we have our Marketplace Success Strategies Workshop, which means that YouthBiz Marketplace will be here before you know it!  This is a free class we offer at Young Americans before each YouthBiz Marketplace to help business owners make a plan to be as successful as possible during the actual event.  In this class we talk about: about customer …

The Lucky Penny, Spotlight on YouthBiz Star Winner, 6-11 Age Category

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“What could be cheaper than pennies,” thought Liam Lennon, and a business idea was born!  Liam’s business The Lucky Penny creates custom items out of pennies that commemorate special events. His collection of pennies dates back to 1909, so he’s able to make keychains, bracelets and necklaces for just about any request.  In working with his mentor Scott Wylie this …

Colorado and Company: ArtiGami

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Matthew Layden, Sophia Layden, and Mila Baird-Yeung are the proud creators and owners of ArtiGami!  This is a business these young entreprneurs first created in summer camp at Young Americans Center for Financial Education two years ago.  They sell unique paper products including ornaments, picture frames, coasters, Christmas ornaments, and much more.  You can find ArtiGami products at the YouthBiz …

YouthBiz Entrepreneurs share tips for starting a business at any age

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Denver Startup Week was such a success! In addition to the YouthBiz Marketplace & Expo held on the week of September 24th, YouthBiz had an opportunity to lead a panel of youth and adult entrepreneurs to speak on their experience as entrepreneurs through the Makers track.  The name of the session was #MakeItHappen: Tips for starting a business at any …

Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars 6-11 Winner: The Lucky Penny

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“What could be cheaper than pennies,” thought Liam Lennon, and a business idea was born! Liam’s business The Lucky Penny creates custom items out of pennies that commemorate special events. His collection of pennies dates back to 1909, so he’s able to make keychains, bracelets and necklaces for just about any request. In working with his mentor Scott Wylie this year, Liam hopes to add online …

Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars 12-15 Winner: Rudspice

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Emily Rudnick started small—creating the perfect blend of spices in the kitchen with her father to flavor her family’s meals. Two years later, this project has grown into a profitable business that has sold more than 1,000 bottles of Rudspice. Ruspice is a proprietary blend of spices created from 15 exotic ingredients. “Its uses are pretty universal,” notes Emily, who particularly enjoys the flavor on scrambled …