Tania, Owner of Special T Teas

YouthBiz Marketplace Teaches More than Life Skills

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Among the 37 youth-owned businesses at YouthBiz Marketplace at Belmar earlier this month was 17-year-old Tania, creator of Special T Teas.  Months of hard work helped Tania arrive at Marketplace, a story both inspiring and exciting! As a child, Tania suffered a traumatic head injury that resulted in the loss of verbal communication and other learning differences.  “School was a …

YouthBiz Holiday Marketplace 2019

2019 YouthBiz Holiday Marketplace – Cherry Creek

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Come shop with us! The YouthBiz Marketplace is the ultimate buy local experience! Young business owners display and sell their unique products to the local community.  All products are handmade and personally sold by the owners. You will find beaded jewelry, greeting cards, bath products, home baked goodies, artwork, and more–unique gifts for everyone on your shopping list!

Hannah and Jacquie at Colorado & Company

Monthly Entrepreneur: Hannah Doolittle

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Hannah’s beautiful soaps make it hard to believe that she’s an 11-year-old entrepreneur who’s only been in business for about six months!  As the owner of Simply Denver Soap Co., Hannah has created all-natural soaps in six different scents.  Her soaps, which make perfect holiday gifts, are available for purchase on her Etsy site or at the upcoming YouthBiz Marketplace …

YouthBiz Holiday Marketplace 2019

Top Five Reasons to Shop YouthBiz Marketplace

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It’s nearly #SmallBusinessSaturday and a great time to make plans to shop at the ultimate “shop-local” experience: YouthBiz Marketplace!  This year’s annual event takes place on two Saturdays in December: Saturday, December 7 – Young Americans Center for Financial Education in Denver, 3550 E. First Ave. Denver, CO 80206 Saturday, December 14 – Young Americans Center for Financial Education in …

Business “Variety Show” at DSST: Green Valley Ranch

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What do lava lamps, chocolate, and key chains all have in common?  You could find all of these hand-crafted products (and much more!) at the 2019 DSST: Green Valley Ranch “Elective Showcase!” Seventh grade students celebrated the end of their school year by demonstrating their learning at this energy-filled event.  Nestled between preforming music groups and art galleries, 16 student-created …

YouthBiz Marketplace

Get Ready for Great Gifts!

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This weekend we have our Marketplace Success Strategies Workshop, which means that YouthBiz Marketplace will be here before you know it!  This is a free class we offer at Young Americans before each YouthBiz Marketplace to help business owners make a plan to be as successful as possible during the actual event.  In this class we talk about: about customer …

YouthBiz Marketplace April 28, 2018

Shop at the YouthBiz Marketplace – April 28, 2018

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Our Spring YouthBiz Marketplace is coming up on Saturday, April 28, 2018! Young Americans Center opens its doors from 10:00am – 2:00pm to more than 50 youth business owners who will set up their shops.  It is a great opportunity to purchase unique gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and graduations that are hand-made by young entrepreneurs.  The quality and wide …

Lael Larson with Denise Plante on Colorado and Company

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 …

Sienna Lee meets YouthBiz Star Lily Blessing

Rookie entrepreneur inspired by YouthBiz Star

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Last Saturday’s YouthBiz Marketplace was Sienna Lee’s first, but you would never know it.  At her booth for Bloom Bottles, Sienna looked the part of an accomplished salesperson enthusiastically promoting her reclaimed art.  The nine-year-old business owner paused just long enough to share the story of her business and her inspiration. Sienna first became an entrepreneur after she attended the …

Hagan Archer at Marketplace

Selling more than “stuff” at YouthBiz Marketplace

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YouthBiz Marketplace was a huge success last weekend!  This year’s Marketplace featured youth business owners of all types: experienced business owners, boasting profits of thousands each year, joined first-timers taking part in their first selling experience.  A record 509 customers attended, helping youth entrepreneurs gain valuable sales experience and earn a profit.  Two businesses in particular caught my eye, and …