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 …

Customer shops at YouthBiz Marketplace

Shop local holiday gifts at YouthBiz Marketplace – Saturday, December 2

Maite Wantwadi Events, YouthBiz 4 Comments

Young Americans Center for Financial Education invites the community to support local, youth-owned businesses by shopping at the YouthBiz Marketplace this Saturday, December 2 from 10am-2pm. Shoppers will find exquisite gifts, including beaded jewelry, greeting cards, bath products, home baked goodies, artwork, and more, hand-made a sold by youth.  There are 66 vendors signed up to participate, ranging in age from …

YouthBiz Workshop

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YouthBiz Marketplace Success Strategies (Ages 6-21 years)   Find out what it takes to get ready for the YouthBiz Holiday Marketplace! Learn about costs, competition, customer service, and talk to a panel of youth veteran marketplace sellers about their experience and ways they’ve made their booth stand out! This class is strongly recommended for youth who’s first time sellers at …

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Beat from the Branch: Young Americans Bank Belmar Opening Saturday, December 9!

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Have you heard what’s been happening at Young Americans Bank these days? In case you haven’t, let me fill you in!  We all know that Young Americans Bank, the only bank in the world designed especially for kids, is a great place for today’s youth to establish a bank account and learn more about the fundamentals of basic banking. But, …

Coming Soon: Let’s Lotion!

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Calling all entrepreneurs, ages 6-12… Do you want to learn how to make body products?  Next Tuesday, November 7 from 5:30-7:00pm, Young Americans Center for Financial Education is hosting a YouthBiz Workshop just for you!  Let’s Lotion will teach you the basics of making scented lotion, including the importance of packaging and marketing.  You’ll even have a chance to take …