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Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars Winner: Andrew Kurtz

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Andrew Kurtz (age 16) is the owner of A Designs, and winner of the 2021 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars 16-21 Age Category. Andrew Kurtz of A Designs, Age 16, Winner of YouthBiz Stars 16-21 age category Andrew has faced some major health challenges in recent years, so two years ago he started making cards to distract himself and fill the ...
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Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars Winner: Hannah Doolittle

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Hannah Doolittle of Simply Denver Soap Co., Age 13, Winner of YouthBiz Stars 12-15 age category Hannah Doolittle (age 13) is the owner of Simply Denver Soap Co., LLC and winner of the 2021 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars 12-15 Age Category. Pre-pandemic, sales of Hannah’s all-natural handmade soap were primarily in-person. When those sales opportunities dried up due to COVID, ...
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Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars Winner: Tuff Glasmann

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Tuff Glasmann (age 8) is the owner of Tuff's Ranch and winner of the 2021 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars 6-11 Age Category. Tuff Glasmann of Tuff's Ranch, age 8, winner of 2021 YouthBiz Stars 6-11 age category As long as Tuff can remember, he always wanted to be a farmer. At the age of three years, his appetite geared only ...
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Where are they now? Catching up with the 2020 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars Winners

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The last year has been difficult, but despite the obstacles, many young business owners have demonstrated their true entrepreneurial prowess through adaptability, perseverance, and critical thinking.  The three winners from the 2020 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars Business Competition are three such business owners who have emerged from the pandemic stronger than ever.  They all have shown increased business acumen, motivation, …

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Capital One Gives Students the 3 R’s to Success through YouthBiz

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With a mission to empower Denver-area youth, particularly those from low-income backgrounds, to create their own successful futures through hands-on programs and real-life experiences in entrepreneurship, YouthBiz teaches students to re-imagine, re-plan and recover.  These concepts can be grouped into the 3 R’s to survive and thrive through the pandemic. Re-Imagine Be prepared to be agile Work with power teams …

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2020 YouthBiz Star Winner Cardbound, LLC

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education recognizes and congratulates Leonard Shearer for his business accomplishments!  Leonard is the 18-year-old owner of  Cardbound LLC, the 2020 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars winner in the 16-21 age category. After discovering a love for web-based sales with his dad, Leonard realized he wanted to find something new and unique he could sell. Drawing on his years …

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2020 YouthBiz Star Winner Sewing with Smiles LLC

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Congratulations are in order for 13-year-old Maile McManis, the owner of Sewing with Smiles LLC and winner of the 2020 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition in the 12-15 age category. Sewing with Smiles began in 2018 when Maile discovered her mother’s old sewing machine, gifted by her grandmother. Since Maile’s mom had never picked up sewing, the machine sat unused until …

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2020 YouthBiz Star Winner Olaf’s Dog Cookies

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education is so pleased to introduce Julia Doolittle, the 9-year-old owner of Olaf’s Dog Cookies and winner of the 2020 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition in the 6-11 age category. It has only been 8 months since Julia started her dog business, as a solution to calm and entice her untrained dog during their walks …

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Youth Entrepreneurs Shine at Annual Awards Gala

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education celebrated the accomplishments of Colorado youth business owners at the Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars award ceremony and gala, presented by CoBank.  This annual event was held virtually Thursday, October 1. Beyond sales and customers, it’s clear that these entrepreneurs have gained much through business ownership and will continue to excel, thanks in part to a year-long mentorship with a Denver business …

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Where are they now: Lessons Learned through Ryder’s Riches LLC

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Ryder Matz, the 11-year-old owner of Ryder’s Riches LLC, started out the year strong.  He worked with his mentor Leroy Williams, Founder and CEO of CyberTeKIQ, to create a business plan.  He acquired a new gumball machine, effectively doubling his Travelling Gumball Machines that spend time visiting shops and restaurants in the Lafayette, Louisville, and Boulder area.  The Town of …