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 …

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 …