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 …

Strategies for Success

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Young Americans hosted new and veteran business owners attend and contribute to “Success Strategies for Marketplace Class” on Saturday, March 22.  During the first hour of class, the group discussed customer service, promotion, pricing, competition, and day of operations.  Businesses had time to work together and be creative and draw some examples of what their business cards would look like. …

Entrepreneur Success: Sweet Bee Sisters

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Last September, we recognized many different entrepreneurs and businesses for their amazing work and business acumen.  Lily, Sophie, and Chloe Warren of Sweet Bee Sisters have been running their business for several years.  They create fantastic lip balm and lotions from beeswax, and they have a great story to share. Watch this video to see how they’re doing and how …

Rural Entrepreneurs Are a Great Success Too

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Did you know that Young Americans has a location in Wray, Colorado, near the Kansas/Nebraska border?  Rural Young Americans offers Rural Young AmeriTowne and some fabulous entrepreneurial programs. Initiative, imagination and inspiration describe the 13 budding young business owners who sold handmade, homegrown products at the second annual Rural Young Americans Marketplace.   The participating entrepreneurs hailed from seven rural communities …

You Sold How Much!?

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Thank you, Denver!  The Young Entrepreneurs Marketplace on Saturday, December 7 was a phenomenal success!  The youth businesses who sold their products and services were thrilled with the end results.  At Young Americans, we are always astounded by the support we receive from the community, and Saturday was no exception. Check out a few of the happy business owners in …

Throwback Thursday: 20 Years of Young Entrepreneurs Marketplace

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Can you believe it!?  We can’t!  We’ve been hosting the annual Young Entrepreneurs Marketplace for 20 years!  This Saturday is a huge milestone for us, and we’re celebrating — with you! Join us Saturday, December 7 from 10am to 2pm at our Denver location to shop ’til you drop from more than 75 businesses.  Products and services are all hand-made …

Celebrating 20!

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They grow up so fast don’t they?  We feel the same way about our “baby”, but are so excited to see the Young Entrepreneurs Marketplace turn 20! To celebrate 20 amazing years of creative, hard-working young business owners, Young Americans will be serving cupcakes made by one of our entrepreneurs.  We will also be hosting a drawing for some incredible, …

Entrepreneur Success: Fragile Glory Impressions

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The Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs was a huge success, and want to share some of our favorite moments.  After applying to the competition four different times, Mary Sorteberg finally won!  Learn more about her here. Meet Fragile Glory Impressions Mary Sorteberg, age 20, has been creating art since she was just four years old. She started her business at the …

Entrepreneur Success: ZARL, Inc.

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You may have missed our Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs, but we can share the acceptance speech from one of our winners, and the great video that introduces them and their prestigious mentor. Meet ZARL, Inc. Andrew Hageman and Zac Stahlhut, both 12 years old, have been friends since they were in second grade. In 2011, Andrew learned about a rocket …