A Visit from Iraqi Entrepreneurs

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Young Americans has been thrilled to host international guests from the Iraqi “Strengthening an Entrepreneurial Culture” group, organized by the International Visitor Leadership Program, facilitated by WorldDenver in Denver, CO, for the last two years. The International Visitor Leadership Program is an initiative of the United States Department of State that would not be possible without the volunteer time and …

Exciting Entrepreneur Events

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Our entrepreneurship program kicked off 2015 with a bang!  We hosted a fantastic event with Denver Open Media where several businesses got to film and edit their own commercials.  The event was a hit and we’re looking at scheduling another one, so stay tuned. In the meantime, however, we have some fantastic events coming up if you’re looking to start …

Reflections on the Year

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This past year was tremendous for Young Americans Center. It may have gone by in the blink of an eye or seemed like a whirlwind at times. Yet, in retrospect, it was profoundly successful. There were first time events that premiered, annual events that thrived, and many plans that had been put in place years ago came into fruition. Some …

Marketplace Magic

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What a phenomenal year this was for our youth business owners.  The community shoppers didn’t do too badly either! With more than 150 businesses participating in two weekends of Marketplaces, December at Young Americans started of strong.  This year’s batch of products were high quality and incredibly diverse.  Shoppers could choose from lego ornaments, cake pops, melted crayon paintings, recorded …

Marketplace Sneak Peek

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Success Strategies is a free class we offer at Young Americans before each Young Entrepreneurs Marketplace to help business owners make a plan to be as successful as possible during the actual event.  Our most recent class was hosted in October 25th, and had some brand-new business owners and their parents join us to learn and share about good vs. …

Prepare to Shop ‘Til You Drop

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Racking your brain for unique and creative gifts this holiday season? Support young business owners while getting your holiday shopping done.  Come to the annual Young Entrepreneurs Marketplace! There will be 175+ different businesses owned by youth ages 6-21 selling homemade goodies, original artwork, handcrafted jewelry and much more! Sat. Dec. 6 from 10-2 in Denver (3550 E. First Avenue …

Concept of the Month: Savvy Shopping

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With the holiday season creeping up on us, it’s time to start your gift shopping.  But wait!  Do you know much you’ll spend for each person in your family?  Do you even know how many gifts you’ll need to buy? We’ll get you on the right track with our November Concept of the Month, Savvy Shopper.  Here are a few …

Sara Says: Save for the Holidays Now

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My parents had a love-hate relationship with the holidays when I was growing up.  I couldn’t understand why they would be stressed about that magical time of year.  After all, what’s not to love about snow, hot chocolate, and presents?  When I became an adult and realized that snow can be dangerous, hot chocolate is fattening, and presents are expensive. …

Tales from Towne: Summer Camp Mini Marketplace

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All summer camps are full of opportunities for children to make friends, get out of their comfort zones, express themselves in new ways, and, of course, to learn everything you could possibly need to know about running your own business!  Well, maybe not all summer camps, but Young American’s Running Your Own Business (RYOB) camp is full of amazing opportunities …

Spring Selling

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Young Americans hosted another fun and busy Marketplace last weekend.  The sun was shining and shoppers were greeted outside by cool refreshments offered by Kallander Sno Konettes and Ahhhs 2j’s Lemonade. Shoppers continued inside to scope out the other 55 youth businesses selling everything from cake pops by The Bite Sized bakery and rubber band bracelets by G Bracelets to …