Need Help? Small Business Resources (Part 1)

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OK, you have a business idea.  Good!  Even if it’s a bit vague, it’s a great start. Now what? What’s the next step?  Do you need a website? How will customers find your products? How will customers PAY for your products?  How will you even find those customers so they CAN pay for your products? Small business resources Don’t worry …

Entrepreneur Success: Lyla Padden, Flour Gal

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Every year, Young Americans hosts a free business competition for youth ages 6 to 21. We encourage anyone with a business, whether it be mowing lawns, walking dogs, designing greeting cards, or crafting jewelry, to enter the competition. In 2012, the winner of our 12-15 age group was Lyla Padden of Flour Gal. She won $1,000 and was matched with …

Where To Find Great Ideas in Northeast Denver

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Learning new things in Far Northeast Denver What do you get when you gather a group of 7 teenagers, lots of questions about money, a brand new Young Americans Bank branch, and plenty of snacks? A great brainstorming group! Meet the members of the Youth Advisory Council. This select group of students from schools in Far Northeast Denver meets monthly …

Building a Business from the Ground Up

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On Saturday, ambitious current and future business owners gathered in one place to learn from each other, discuss best practices, ask questions, brainstorm, and share successes. This was the Business Building Workshop and it kicked off a season of free classes for youth to learn more about the exciting world of entrepreneurship. Getting started A large part of the workshop …

A Weekend with Colorado’s Movers and Shakers

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Being a member of the Youth Advisory Board at Young Americans Center for Financial Education offers incredible opportunities.  Not only do the members get to learn about banking, finance, free enterprise, entrepreneurship, running a non-profit, how to read a budget, and how to fundraise, but we are also able to attend unique and exclusive events around Colorado.  We represent Young Americans …

From Candy to Concept

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It starts with candy… A trip to Young Americans Bank involves many things for a young customer: making a transaction, grabbing a piece of candy, learning a new money fact, getting a Passbook stamped, and probably taking a pull on the money weights. Talking to your kids about money while in the bank is easy. It gets a lot harder …

The Impact We Make Every Day

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Every day I oversee the phenomenal staff members who work with 5th graders coming to Young AmeriTowne.  It never ceases to amaze me how enthusiastic each and every student is.  These students usually only get to come to Young AmeriTowne once, and they have heard about the experience from their older siblings and other students in higher grades at their …

Creating Entrepreneurs Out of Our Kids

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Empowering today’s youth Do you want your kids to be employees or employers? Cameron Herold thinks you should take advantage of the opportunity to teach your kids how to become employers. I recently watched a TED talk from Cameron Herold titled “Lets Raise Kids to be Entrepreneurs.” Herold is a father of two and was COO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK, before he …