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 …

What to Shop For This Spring

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The days are getting longer.  Flowers are popping up.  It’s finally starting to feel like spring.  Everyone is beginning to plan activities and trips for the summer… But wait!  What about celebrating Mother’s Day and Father’s Day? Don’t worry — we have the perfect chance for you to pick up unique, fun gifts for the best parents in the world. …

April Showers Bring…Lots of Financial Activities!

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April is always a busy time around Young Americans. Why?  It’s Financial Literacy Month! Every year we plan dozens of activities, host a variety of classes, and offer presentations in scores of classrooms around Denver.  Here’s a quick run-down of the event highlights you can look forward to during April.  Will you join us for all of them? iPod Shuffle …

Building a Business from the Ground Up

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On Saturday, ambitious current and future business owners gathered in one place to learn from each other, discuss best practices, ask questions, brainstorm, and share successes. This was the Business Building Workshop and it kicked off a season of free classes for youth to learn more about the exciting world of entrepreneurship. Getting started A large part of the workshop …

The 40% Economy Rebound

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  “Stay busy, stand up, smile and talk!” That was the best advice the youth business owners gave after the recent Young Entrepreneurs Marketplaces. Held on December 1 in Denver and December 8 in Lakewood, the events offered a great opportunity for community members, friends and family to get their holiday shopping done early. The Marketplaces included 174 youth ages …