You don’t have to be an adult to start your own business. Take a look at these kids who started their own businesses and entered our Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars competition in 2018:
- Liam Lennon, age 12, Owner of The Lucky Penny
- Emily Rudnick, age 15, Creator of Rudspice
- Brenden Coney, age 18, Owner of Elevation Creations
Each year, young entrepreneurs complete a competition application, from which a panel of judges selects a winner and two finalists for each age category. Winners receive up to $5,000, and finalists receive up to $500. Winners are also paired with a leading business owner from the Colorado community.
Are wondering if you have the characteristics of an entrepreneur? Take our quiz to find out!
Maybe you’ve got the characteristics, but now you need the tools to become an entrepreneur? Well, come to our workshops! Young Americans is proud to offer monthly YouthBiz Workshops with topics such as Starting Your Own Biz, Advertising Your Biz, Legalizing Your Business and many more! Best of all, most are free! Brochures and registration information are available by reception desk.
Do you have your own business already? You be next year’s YouthBiz Star! Apply today, applications are due June 1!