Sponsor Spotlight: Amica Empowers Youth Entrepreneurs

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education believes that entrepreneurship is a key to a successful future.  Through the study and practice of entrepreneurship, young people learn skills that will help them succeed in school and in life as they learn how to solve problems and create opportunities. A valuable partner in this work is Amica Companies Foundation which has supported …

Sponsor Spotlight: Innovation Powered by Comcast

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Lauryn is just 12 years old, and she’s already been in business for three years. “Or maybe four?  I can’t even remember!” giggles Lauryn from behind a collection of tiny and adorable potted plants and a sign that reads, “Lauryn’s Chicks.”  A few years ago, Lauryn’s mother was gifted a collection of 35 hens and chicks which she planted in their …

Spring Break Mini Camps

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We may have snow on the ground, but spring is just around the corner, and Young Americans Center for Financial Education’s YouthBiz program is proud to announce the return of Spring Break Mini-camps! Offered in conjunction with Denver Public Library, these FREE camps offer a prize of $350 for your business idea.  Young people will learn, think, speak, and act like …

National Entrepreneurship Week Brings out the Best in Youth Entrepreneurship

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National Entrepreneurship week this year takes place from Saturday, February 16thto Saturday, February 23rd. As a way to celebrate entrepreneurship and our youth entrepreneurs, we have put them up to a couple of tasks each day on our Facebook and Twitter pages along with some entrepreneurial tips. Wednesday’s task was for our youth entrepreneurs to send us their business profile …

Join the Movement: National Entrepreneurship Week!

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Starting this Saturday, February 16, Young Americans Center for Financial Education’s YouthBiz program is joining a national movement to celebrate entrepreneurship called National Entrepreneurship Week.  And we want you to join us! First, what is an entrepreneur, anyway?  An entrepreneur is somebody who creates his/her own path and purpose by building a business around his/her skills, talents, and passions.  Do …

More than Lemonade: Senate Bill 19-103 Passes Committee Vote

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Youth entrepreneurs, their parents, and their biggest fans gathered at the Colorado State Capitol on Monday for a Senate committee vote on bill 19-103, Legalizing Minor’s Businesses. Co-sponsored by Senators Angela Williams (D) and Jack Tate (R), the bill would permit youth to operate a business without a permit as long as it runs for fewer than 84 days a year, …

Colorado & Company: Gabe’s Bazaar

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Entrepreneur and inventor Gabe Nagel has been tinkering with different products throughout his four years in business, and he’s finally landed on success.  His top product offerings include moisturizing massage candles and super bars—sunscreen, moisturizer, insect repellent and deodorant all in one.  His success over the past year has encouraged Gabe to give back, and he plans to donate a …

What’s New with YouthBiz Stars!

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Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars is Young Americans Center for Financial Education’s chance to celebrate Colorado’s top youth entrepreneurs!  This annual gala event recognizes entrepreneurs in 3 categories, Ages 6-11, Ages 12-15 and Ages 16-21, and awards cash prizes to a winner and two finalists in each category. We are excited to announce that we’ve added a new category and that …

Shop Unique Gifts Just In Time for Valentine’s Day!

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YouthBiz is excited to announce that we’re holding a Valentine’s Day Trunk Show next month! You’ll find great gifts from six different youth business owners, including a few former Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars winners and finalists.  Sweet Bee Sisters, a 2017 winner, will sell their all natural, beeswax-based skin-care products.  At Gabe’s Bazaar, owned by 2018 finalist Gabe Nagel, you’ll find moisturizing …

Lights, Camera, YouthBiz Entrepreneurs in Action!

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On Saturday, ambitious current and future business owners gathered to learn about interview skills and how to be confident speaking on camera. Since YouthBiz partners with Colorado & Company every month to feature a young business owner, it is important to sound knowledgeable and professional when talking about yourself or your business. We were lucky enough to have the workshop …