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YouthBiz Spring Marketplace Spotlight: Meet Andrew Kurtz of A Designs!

Anna Leer Classes + Camps, Events, YouthBiz Leave a Comment

Longer days, budding trees, and wet snow all mark the beginning of springtime in Colorado, along with the return of the YouthBiz Spring Marketplace! The YouthBiz Marketplace is a beloved event in the Denver community, providing young entrepreneurs the opportunity to sell their products to a large crowd of interested shoppers looking for unique, handmade products. Last year was the …

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Bad Cat Fingerboards Finds Success at YouthBiz Marketplace

Stacy Winner Events, YouthBiz Leave a Comment

Has the cold and snowy weather made you long for sunny days when you could be playing or skateboarding outside? Business owner Charlie Reynolds, the 13-year-old creator of Bad Cat Fingerboards, has a solution right at your fingertips! Fingerboarding is a miniature version of skateboarding. But instead of using your legs, you use your fingers! I sat down with Charlie …

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Shop Small at YouthBiz Marketplace – Katie’s Story

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Katie Whiteley, a Central Park resident and sixth grader at McAuliffe International School, is hoping to raise money for local animal shelters through her business Lily Grey.  By participating in the YouthBiz Marketplace, she’s selling her products directly to consumers looking to shop small this holiday season.  Business Lily Grey sells colorful bags that Katie designs and sews herself.  For Katie, sewing is both artistic and philanthropic.  “I love the …

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Shop Small at YouthBiz Marketplace – Amelia’s Story

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Amelia Moore, a fifth-grade student at Steele Elementary, wants to use her business, Mimi’s Minis, for good by donating a portion of her profits to local animal shelters.  By participating in the YouthBiz Marketplace, she’s selling her products directly to consumers looking to shop small this holiday season. Mimi’s Minis features a collection of miniature stuffed animals.  Amelia started the …

Pollo Nugget Studio youth-owned business

Shop Small at YouthBiz Marketplace: Evelyn’s Story

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Lakewood resident and Denver Academy junior Evelyn Murphy has turned her passion for art into a business, Pollo Nugget Studio.  By participating in the YouthBiz Marketplace, she’s selling her products directly to consumers looking to shop small this holiday season. Pollo Nugget Studio’s signature collection features Evelyn’s original paintings and prints of chickens.  Colorful, bright, and full of personality, the …

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Shop Small at YouthBiz Marketplace: Reina’s Story

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Centennial resident and high school freshman Reina Crowley is on a mission to reduce the amount of food people waste through her business Mile High Freeze Dry.  Purchase her products (and so many others from youth-owned businesses!) at the YouthBiz Holiday Marketplace, which opens today! Mile High Freeze Dry specializes in freeze-dried fruit, candy, ice cream, and more.  According to …

Tania, Owner of Special T Teas

YouthBiz Marketplace Teaches More than Life Skills

Janet Redwine Events, YouthBiz Leave a Comment

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

Janet Redwine Events, YouthBiz Leave a Comment

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 …