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YouthBiz Partner Offers Virtual Summer Program for Teens

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For a second summer, YouthBiz is partnering with Read More Co for their Stay F.R.E.S.H.™Entrepreneur Program.   This eight-week session is great for teens who already have a business, are thinking about and want to start a business, or are completely new to the concept of entrepreneurship. Virtual sessions take place on Thursdays this summer from 12:00-1:30pm and only cost …

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Former Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars Winner Turns Talent into Hope

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Thirteen-year-old Hannah Reyes is providing hope and help to communities throughout Denver through her business, HER Designs.  Sewing a total of 600 face masks in the last two months, Hannah has donated more than a third of them to local nonprofits. In the basement “shop” she’s created in her family’s Greenwood Village home, Hannah typically sews fabric rosettes that she …

Virtual Programs are Here!

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education has launched registration for 28 Virtual Program offerings!  These three- or four-day sessions provide fun, engaging activities while preparing youth for the future.  Below is a sneak peak at some of our favorites! Money Money Money Students wrapping up first or second grade this school year can take a deep dive into all things …

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Former YouthBiz Stars are now successful Denver business owners

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In 2010, when Taylor Palmie and Tanner Barkin were juniors in high school, they took a chance.  The two started a small screen-printing business out of Tanner’s garage, and they dreamed about being the next Burton or Vans.  Screen-printing was a fun hobby, and Taylor notes, “We made things at this point because we wanted to; for us and not …

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Five Tips for a Standout Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars Application

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Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars applications are now available online!  This annual business competition honors the best young entrepreneurs in Colorado with cash prizes, up to $5,000, and a year-long mentorship with a Colorado business leader.  After reading through hundreds of applications over the years, we’re bringing you are our five tips for creating a standout application. Tip #1 – Tell …

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Creative Ways to Be an Entrepreneur

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Social distancing and shelter-in-place orders, at times, may feel constraining and like we can’t create anything useful or enjoy time together. Here at YouthBiz, we believe you can still have great fun with family and friends while developing your business via online platforms. And we’re here to help!  This week we bring you our top creative tips: While you wait, …

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Entrepreneur of the Month: Aloha Denver

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A delicious, eco-friendly, and all-natural dessert that’s perfect for warm weather?  Yes, please!  Jane Goldman, age 15, and Tatym Harvey, age 12, created a snow cone business as part of a YouthBiz camp last spring.  In addition to making new friends and business partners, Jane and Tatym learned about business, teamwork, and confidence—skills that help them succeed in school and …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Amica Gives Time, Talent, and Treasure to Denver’s Young Entrepreneurs

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On March 10, 2020, Grant Beacon Middle School held its YouthBiz StartUp pitch competition.  These competitions provide hands-on, real-life opportunities for Denver’s youth to put what they’ve learned in YouthBiz into practice.  The pitch judges are community business partners who offer real, constructive advice to the students, giving them an extra sense of importance in their presentations and pride if …

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What a Beautiful Day to Celebrate National Entrepreneurship Week

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National Entrepreneurship week this year takes place from Saturday, February 15th to Saturday, February 22nd. As a way to celebrate entrepreneurship and our youth entrepreneurs, we have put them up to a couple of tasks each day on our social media pages along with some entrepreneurial tips. Tuesday’s task was for our youth entrepreneurs to send us their business profile …

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Monthly Entrepreneur: Ryder Matz, Owner of Ryder’s Riches LLC

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When 10-year-old Ryder Matz received a gumball machine for his birthday, he decided to start a business!  Ryder’s Traveling Gumball Machines spend time visiting shops and restaurants in the Lafayette, Louisville, and Boulder area, adventuring to a new spot every month or two. Ryder did a Summer Camp at Young Americans Center for Financial Education that he loved, encouraging him …