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Grant Beacon Middle School Students Solve Problems in YouthBiz StartUp

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“An entrepreneur is someone who builds something to make the world a better place.” –Jesalee, sixth grader at Grant Beacon Middle School, YouthBiz StartUp Participant On Tuesday, May 21, young entrepreneurs from Grant Beacon Middle School pitched their world-changing business ideas to wrap up their fourth quarter YouthBiz StartUp class.  Business pitches proved that these 13 sixth, seventh, and eighth …

Concept of the Month

Concept of the Month: Be Your Own Boss

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Be your own boss, start your own business, create your own invention! You don’t have to be an adult to start your own business. Take a look at these kids who started their own businesses and entered our Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars competition in 2018: Liam Lennon, age 12, Owner of The Lucky Penny Emily Rudnick, age 15, Creator of …

Colorado & Company: Nerdy Crochet

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Have you ever heard of amigurumi?  These adorable, crocheted creatures are a big hit on Etsy, and 15-year-old Josephine “Joey” Stockton is an amigurumi expert.  She’s owned her own business, Nerdy Crochet, for seven months now, and her signature items relate to science, technology, engineering and math—think multi-colored crocheted test tubes or a blood cell biology kit!  Joey is hoping …

Colorado & Company: Comical Wallets

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Madeleine Whitney makes the kind of items that you’ll never find in a store!  Her business, Comical Wallets, sells unique wallets that she hand-crafts out of comic books and fabric.  Kids and adults alike love them!  At just 13 years old, Madeleine has built an impressive business that’s been around for the last four years.  You’ll find her products online …

YouthBiz Marketplace

Get Ready for Great Gifts!

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This weekend we have our Marketplace Success Strategies Workshop, which means that YouthBiz Marketplace will be here before you know it!  This is a free class we offer at Young Americans before each YouthBiz Marketplace to help business owners make a plan to be as successful as possible during the actual event.  In this class we talk about: about customer …

The Lucky Penny, Spotlight on YouthBiz Star Winner, 6-11 Age Category

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“What could be cheaper than pennies,” thought Liam Lennon, and a business idea was born!  Liam’s business The Lucky Penny creates custom items out of pennies that commemorate special events. His collection of pennies dates back to 1909, so he’s able to make keychains, bracelets and necklaces for just about any request.  In working with his mentor Scott Wylie this …

Colorado and Company: ArtiGami

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Matthew Layden, Sophia Layden, and Mila Baird-Yeung are the proud creators and owners of ArtiGami!  This is a business these young entreprneurs first created in summer camp at Young Americans Center for Financial Education two years ago.  They sell unique paper products including ornaments, picture frames, coasters, Christmas ornaments, and much more.  You can find ArtiGami products at the YouthBiz …

Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars 6-11 Winner: The Lucky Penny

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“What could be cheaper than pennies,” thought Liam Lennon, and a business idea was born! Liam’s business The Lucky Penny creates custom items out of pennies that commemorate special events. His collection of pennies dates back to 1909, so he’s able to make keychains, bracelets and necklaces for just about any request. In working with his mentor Scott Wylie this year, Liam hopes to add online …

Youth Business Owners Shine at Annual Awards Gala

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education celebrated the accomplishments of nine Colorado youth business owners at the Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars award ceremony and gala, presented by CoBank. This annual event was held Thursday, October 4 at the Seawell Grand Ballroom, Denver Center for the Performing Arts.  Three winning businesses received $1,000 and a year with a distinguished mentor, a leader …

YouthBiz – It’s a Wrap!

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It’s the end of the school year and YouthBiz students have accomplished quite a lot! Students at Wyatt Academy, Kepner Beacon Middle School, Grant Beacon Middle School and Annunciation Catholic School completed their YouthBiz Startup classes with a business pitch competition for a chance to win $100!! The business pitch competition at Wyatt Academy was small but mighty. The business idea that …