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 …

The Holiday Marketplace is Open for Applications

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Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Start baking, start making, start mixing, and start fixing, because… The Holiday Young Entrepreneur Marketplace application is now online! Please click on this link to fill out the application. Keep in mind the Young Entrepreneurs Marketplace is very popular and space is limited. A wait list will be created when it is full. Remember we are …

Springtime Success

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Congratulations and a big “thank you” are deserved for the 55 business that made our first Spring Marketplace a giant success.  They attracted over 300 customers in four short hours, selling over $5,000 in merchandise! Prep work pays off Many of these businesses have been preparing for weeks — or even months — to create their specialized inventory. Funky Flip …