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YouthBiz Spring Marketplace Spotlight: Meet Andrew Kurtz of A Designs!

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Longer days, budding trees, and wet snow all mark the beginning of springtime in Colorado, along with the return of the YouthBiz Spring Marketplace! The YouthBiz Marketplace is a beloved event in the Denver community, providing young entrepreneurs the opportunity to sell their products to a large crowd of interested shoppers looking for unique, handmade products. Last year was the …

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Entrepreneur of the Day: Ada Scholl

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On this final day of National Entrepreneurship Week, we’re proud to introduce Ada Scholl, the eight-year-old owner of Purrfect Jewelry! Ada started her business in time for the YouthBiz Marketplace last December, where she quickly mastered an e-commerce platform to sell her beaded jewelry online.  A maker at heart, Ada creates everything she sells by hand, and she enjoys picking …

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Entrepreneur of the Day: Gabriel Nagel

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A successful entrepreneur for the last six years, Gabriel “Gabe” Nagel is on a new mission to fight climate change with an actionable solution: Light CO2. Researching climate change and learning about the impacts of fossil fuels on our environment ignited Gabe’s passion for climate change.  “Climate change seems so big to many people that they are ‘frozen,’ ” explains …

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Bad Cat Fingerboards Finds Success at YouthBiz Marketplace

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Has the cold and snowy weather made you long for sunny days when you could be playing or skateboarding outside? Business owner Charlie Reynolds, the 13-year-old creator of Bad Cat Fingerboards, has a solution right at your fingertips! Fingerboarding is a miniature version of skateboarding. But instead of using your legs, you use your fingers! I sat down with Charlie …

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Former YouthBiz Stars are now successful Denver business owners

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In 2010, when Taylor Palmie and Tanner Barkin were juniors in high school, they took a chance.  The two started a small screen-printing business out of Tanner’s garage, and they dreamed about being the next Burton or Vans.  Screen-printing was a fun hobby, and Taylor notes, “We made things at this point because we wanted to; for us and not …

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What a Beautiful Day to Celebrate National Entrepreneurship Week

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National Entrepreneurship week this year takes place from Saturday, February 15th to Saturday, February 22nd. As a way to celebrate entrepreneurship and our youth entrepreneurs, we have put them up to a couple of tasks each day on our social media pages along with some entrepreneurial tips. Tuesday’s task was for our youth entrepreneurs to send us their business profile …

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Monthly Entrepreneur: Ryder Matz, Owner of Ryder’s Riches LLC

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When 10-year-old Ryder Matz received a gumball machine for his birthday, he decided to start a business!  Ryder’s Traveling Gumball Machines spend time visiting shops and restaurants in the Lafayette, Louisville, and Boulder area, adventuring to a new spot every month or two. Ryder did a Summer Camp at Young Americans Center for Financial Education that he loved, encouraging him …

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Celebrate National Entrepreneurship Week, 2020!

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National Entrepreneurship Week is just around this corner!  This annual celebration lasts from Saturday, February 15 to Saturday, February 22, 2020. YouthBiz is thrilled to take part again this year, and we want your help!  Take a look at the fun opportunities below: Saturday, February 15 – Kickoff to #Natleshipweek!  Interview a local business leader in your community.  Ask them a few questions …

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Monthly Entrepreneur: Annabel Feeny, Owner of The Wool and The Wearer

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Annabel Feeny is the 11-year-old seamstress behind The Wool and The Wearer.  After crocheting a blanket for her cousin, she decided that she could turn her hobby into a business that creates wearable and warm products for all ages!  A week-long summer camp at Young Americans Center helped her get started, and she sold her first products at a school …

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Reach your business goals with a mentor

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Thirteen-year-old Natalie started her first business, called Toy Tossers, last May.  “I guess you could say I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit,” she said with a smile.  But nothing really seemed right until she decided to create a line of dog toys.  Natalie disliked walking her German Shepherd Margo, so she invented a toy-on-a-stick that provides a dog with plenty …