Ryder and Amelia at Colorado and Company

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

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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!

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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 …

Annabel and host Amelia Earhart

Monthly Entrepreneur: Annabel Feeny, Owner of The Wool and The Wearer

Janet Redwine YouthBiz 1 Comment

Annabel Feeny is the 11-year-old seamstress behind The Wool and The Wearer.  After crocheting a blanket for her cousin, she decided that she could turn her hobby into a business that creates wearable and warm products for all ages!  A week-long summer camp at Young Americans Center helped her get started, and she sold her first products at a school …

KeyBank in Young AmeriTowne

Sponsor Spotlight: KeyBank Top Executives are True Financial Education Visionaries

Amy Harvey Get Involved, International Towne, Young AmeriTowne, YouthBiz Leave a Comment

Young Americans Center for Financial Education has partnered with KeyBank in youth financial literacy since 2001.  Since that time, more than 383,591 students have participated in hands-on programs that provide “money smarts for life.”  In addition to financial contributions, KeyBank supports this mission by providing staff volunteers to work with students in Young AmeriTowne, International Towne, and YouthBiz.  KeyBank’s dedication …

Cory and Jeremiah mentor Natalie

Reach your business goals with a mentor

Janet Redwine Get Involved, YouthBiz 2 Comments

Thirteen-year-old Natalie started her first business, called Toy Tossers, last May.  “I guess you could say I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit,” she said with a smile.  But nothing really seemed right until she decided to create a line of dog toys.  Natalie disliked walking her German Shepherd Margo, so she invented a toy-on-a-stick that provides a dog with plenty …

Promesse with Pop It! popcorn

Sponsor Spotlight: Comcast Helps Entrepreneurs POP

Melissa Englund Get Involved, YouthBiz 1 Comment

Going to the grocery store, your options of popcorn flavors are pretty dismal: butter, unbuttered, maybe caramel (if you’re lucky).  Seventeen-year-old entrepreneur Promesse stepped up to provide the good stuff, creating Pop It!, a not-your-typical popcorn business.  Pop It! sells uniquely flavored popcorn such as Oreo, M&M, and even taco – flavors one would dream of finding at the store. …

YouthBiz StartUp judges at Kepner Beacon

Expanding Possibilities in YouthBiz StartUp

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December marked the completion of the fall YouthBiz StartUp session at two Beacon Network schools: Grant Beacon Middle School and Kepner Beacon Middle School.  As the program wrapped up for the fall semester, 33 youth entrepreneurs found new possibilities in entrepreneurship. At Grant Beacon Middle School, a Denver Public School located in southwest Denver, creative ideas impressed staff and judges …

Tania, Owner of Special T Teas

YouthBiz Marketplace Teaches More than Life Skills

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Among the 37 youth-owned businesses at YouthBiz Marketplace at Belmar earlier this month was 17-year-old Tania, creator of Special T Teas.  Months of hard work helped Tania arrive at Marketplace, a story both inspiring and exciting! As a child, Tania suffered a traumatic head injury that resulted in the loss of verbal communication and other learning differences.  “School was a …

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First Steps to Starting a Business!

Stacy Winner Classes + Camps, YouthBiz Leave a Comment

Are you bored around the house this winter break? Do you like to solve problems and think creatively? Then it is time for YOU to start thinking about starting your own business!  Here’s tips from the YouthBiz team at Young Americans Center! Some of the first steps to starting your own business are noticing small problems in everyday life. For …

Hannah and Jacquie at Colorado & Company

Monthly Entrepreneur: Hannah Doolittle

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Hannah’s beautiful soaps make it hard to believe that she’s an 11-year-old entrepreneur who’s only been in business for about six months!  As the owner of Simply Denver Soap Co., Hannah has created all-natural soaps in six different scents.  Her soaps, which make perfect holiday gifts, are available for purchase on her Etsy site or at the upcoming YouthBiz Marketplace …