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 …

Tales from Towne: Investing Ideas for Kids

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If you ask a kiddo what investing means, they’ll probably give you a blank stare.  In fact, many adults will do the same!  However, knowing what investing is and how it works can help your children successfully navigate the financial world as adults.  Here are some ideas to help! Young children can start by learning what it means to work …

AmeriTowne On the Road in Pueblo: Life Skills you Need to Have

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Young AmeriTowne On the Road, presented by CoBank, just returned from an impactful two weeks in Pueblo.  In total, 247 students received a hands-on lesson in free enterprise while the program was set up at Pueblo Community College. This year marked On the Road’s fifth trip to the Pueblo community, and schools like Desert Sage Elementary, located in the nearby …

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 …

Youth Business Expo and Networking Event at the Capitol Building

Be a part of Colorado lawmaking history! We invite you to participate in the Youth Business Expo and Networking Event at the Colorado State Capital on February 11th.  This expo will precede the committee vote on Senate Bill 19-103, "Lemonade Bill," Legalizing Minors' Businesses.  This historic bill allows young people under the age of 18 to operate a business on ...

Colorado and Company: Leila’s Essential Care

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Leila Hollis is just 12, but she’s already started three businesses!  Her latest enterprise is “Leila’s Essential Care” which sells sugar scrubs and foot balms.  This business combines Leila’s love of creating things and her desire to earn extra spending money.  Plus, Leila won top honors at YouthBiz Camp at Young Americans Center for Financial Education last summer! Watch Leila’s …

Sponsor Spotlight: Bank of the West helps kids create healthy financial habits

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“Nearly a third of young adults in a recent study were found to be “financially precarious” because they had poor financial literacy and lacked money management skills and income stability.” – ScienceDaily, citing a study by researchers at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The individuals in this study will likely face a lifetime of financial hardship.  The results of the …