Entrepreneur Success: Peetz Perks

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  In September 2013, Peetz Perks became the first winner of the new “Affiliated Category” in the Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs business competition. Young Americans created this category to recognize the many businesses started by large groups, schools, scout troops, and the like. Peetz Perks is a hot spot at Peetz High School in Peetz, Colorado.  Read more about the …

10 Ideas for Starting a Business Over the Thanksgiving Break

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Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away, and with that holiday comes at least four full days of time off from school.  Sure there’s still homework to think about, and the “challenge” of eating all that food.  But how do students spend the rest of that time? Here’s a thought: encourage anyone ages 6 to 21 to come up with …

Entrepreneur Success: Fragile Glory Impressions

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The Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs was a huge success, and want to share some of our favorite moments.  After applying to the competition four different times, Mary Sorteberg finally won!  Learn more about her here. Meet Fragile Glory Impressions Mary Sorteberg, age 20, has been creating art since she was just four years old. She started her business at the …

Entrepreneur Success: ZARL, Inc.

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You may have missed our Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs, but we can share the acceptance speech from one of our winners, and the great video that introduces them and their prestigious mentor. Meet ZARL, Inc. Andrew Hageman and Zac Stahlhut, both 12 years old, have been friends since they were in second grade. In 2011, Andrew learned about a rocket …

Entrepreneur Success: Critters and Creations

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If you missed the Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs, then you missed an amazing night of creativity and community support for youth businesses.  But don’t worry, we have the great video from the event. Meet Critters and Creations The winners of the 6-11 age category are Ingrid and Anders Martinson.  They were matched with Kristy Taddonio Mullins of Mile Hi Specialty …

Entrepreneur Success: Alkaline Clothing Co.

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On Saturday, September 14, the winners of the 2012 Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs opened the doors to their first workshop! Getting a space Alkaline Clothing Company, created by Taylor Palmie and Tanner Barkin, leased space near 64th Avenue in Denver to create their clothing designs, screen print their items, and sell all their wonderful products.  A few Young Americans staff …

Announcing the 2013 CYE Winners

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We are so pleased to announce the winners of our 2013 youth business competition, the Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs!  For the first time this year we hosted an “Affiliated Category,” which solicited applicants from larger groups, like high schools, scout troops, and non-profit entrepreneurial organizations.  We also selected winners for each of our three age categories.  Those three winners were …

Entrepreneur Success: Award and Space

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We’re always so proud of all our young entrepreneurs.  Two of these we’d like to call attention to. An everyday hero Maia Drugmand, who won our 6-11 age category last year at the Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs, was just named a Channel 7 “Everyday Hero” by Mitch Jelniker.  Maia received this award for making a difference in her community.  She has …

Presenting Mentors: Meet Them Here

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We are thrilled to announce our three Presenting Mentors for our Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs.  These three business people are movers and shakers in Colorado.  They will each be paired with one of the winners of our youth business competition.  Over the next 12 months, the pairs will work to accomplish one or two goals so the young entrepreneurs can …

Finally! The Finalists

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Every year we scour Colorado for the best youth businesses. We find youth who own a lawn mowing business, sell lemonade, make greeting cards, or run any other type of business, select the top businesses, and award those entrepreneurs with cash prizes and mentoring. Our panel of business and education judges has reviewed all the entries and selected the finalists. …