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Lael Larson – YouthBiz Entrepreneur

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Lael Larson is an inspiring 12-year-old business owner who is already leaving her mark on the world!  Her business, Maple & Oak, sells wooden earrings which she designs and creates herself.  Lael has sold projects at the YouthBiz Marketplace, an event held by Young Americans Center for Financial Education which showcases youth entrepreneurs, and she has her own shop on …

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Liam and Owen Lennon – YouthBiz Entrepreneurs

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Entrepreneurs Owen and Liam Lennon, 11-year old twin brothers, will amaze you with their unique business!  Owen makes all-natural bath products and candles which he displays in upcycled, vintage china or crystal dishes.  Liam transforms pennies into keepsake necklaces, bracelets, or keychains to commemorate milestone events.  Both savvy business owners were finalists in the Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition …

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9News Colorado & Company: Bakery in a Box

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January 26, Denver, Mila Glynn makes baking a breeze!  She pitched her business, Bakery in a Box, which creates themed boxes of pre-measured ingredients delivered right to your doorstep.  Themes include birthday, winter, and Valentine’s Day.  Mila attributes part of her success to the Be Your Own Boss day-camp she participated in last summer at Young Americans Center for Financial Education. Watch …

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Lil’Daddy’s Stuffed Brownies – Andwele Gilbert

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Even though he’s only 13, Andwele Gilbert is a serial entrepreneur!  His latest business, Lil’Daddy’s Stuffed Brownies, takes a favorite treat and adds a twist—combining oreos, snickers, and even cheesecake with chocolate brownies.  Through the lessons he’s learned at YouthBiz, Andwele has been able to take his business to the next level.  Besides selling at the YouthBiz Marketplace and to …

Author MJ Logan and Denise Plante on the set of Colorado & Company

“The Death Call” – Author M.J. Logan

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Author M.J. Logan loves writing and creating stories. She secretly started writing a story that her mother found and surprised her with a published book on her 14th birthday.  That sparked a fire for her to keep writing and publishing her books.  She’s currently in the midst of getting her 2nd book, the sequel to The Death Call, published and …

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Cover Your Collar – Shae Maiorana

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YouthBiz Star winner Shae Maiorana is the owner of Cover Your Collar.  Philanthropy motivated 11-year-old Shae to turn a craft into a business.  She started making dog collar covers for a class project three years ago, selling them to neighbors, family and friends. The covers easily slip over pets’ existing collars so they look festive for your next Super Bowl …

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Elevation Creations – Brenden Coney

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Searching for a source of income, Brenden Coney started selling unique, handmade wood crafts when he was in 7th grade.  Now 17, his business Elevations Creations has “exploded!” He has an average profit of $16,000 a year, and he now employs his siblings to help him.  Brenden is a finalist in the Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition, and he …