Marketplace Sneak Peek

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Business owners participate in Success Strategies to get ready for the December Marketplaces.

Business owners participate in Success Strategies to get ready for the December Marketplaces.

Success Strategies is a free class we offer at Young Americans before each Young Entrepreneurs Marketplace to help business owners make a plan to be as successful as possible during the actual event.  Our most recent class was hosted in October 25th, and had some brand-new business owners and their parents join us to learn and share about good vs. bad customer service, supply and demand, and the economics of one unit.

The class also focused on growing individual businesses. We talked about business plans, differentiating your business, and why competition is positive.  The young business owners also took turns giving business pitches to the rest of the group.

Want to shop from any of these businesses?

David was very brave to stand up in front of the class and gave an elevator speech about his business: David’s Crazy Crayons.  Want to learn more and support him what he see what makes?   Come to Marketplace on December 13th and talk to David and dozens of other young entrepreneurs about why they started their businesses and why they are the best at what they do!

Crafty Sisters, Elle and Anna, are business partners and contribute different but equally important talents to the business which will be selling bracelets, cookies, and a variety of homemade goods.

Eli and Wyatt of Bro Builders will be at Marketplace on December 6th selling doll beds and bedding, and Meta of Meta’s Homemade Things will be selling her handmade and one of a kind doll dresses. Her mom says it makes her nervous when Meta uses the sewing machine but she also says Meta is a great fashion designer!

David of David's Crazy Crayons make his pitch in front of the whole room.

David of David’s Crazy Crayons make his pitch in front of the whole room.

Alisha’s company, Heavenly Mountain, has participated in our Marketplace for several years, and will be selling homemade hot chocolate this year to keep you warm while you shop.  Whipped cream? Yes please!

Finally, if you missed our classes in person but have questions about entrepreneurship or building a business, check out www.builderslab.org and click on the different tabs for lessons and games, or watch the videos of young entrepreneurs sharing their experiences, secrets, and advice.

Join us!

Young Americans Marketplace is a truly unique shopping event that will showcase of the crafts, art, and delicious treats of youth 6-21. You will be able to find something special for everyone on your shopping list (don’t forget to treat yourself) and feel great about supporting your community of young entrepreneurs.  Be sure to join us in just a few weeks!

Saturday, December 6th from 10am to 2pm in Cherry Creek
Saturday, December 13th from 10am to 2pm in Belmar

More details here.

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