Tania, Owner of Special T Teas

YouthBiz Marketplace Teaches More than Life Skills

Janet Redwine Events, YouthBiz Leave a Comment

Among the 37 youth-owned businesses at YouthBiz Marketplace at Belmar earlier this month was 17-year-old Tania, creator of Special T Teas.  Months of hard work helped Tania arrive at Marketplace, a story both inspiring and exciting! As a child, Tania suffered a traumatic head injury that resulted in the loss of verbal communication and other learning differences.  “School was a …

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First Steps to Starting a Business!

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Are you bored around the house this winter break? Do you like to solve problems and think creatively? Then it is time for YOU to start thinking about starting your own business!  Here’s tips from the YouthBiz team at Young Americans Center! Some of the first steps to starting your own business are noticing small problems in everyday life. For …

YouthBiz Holiday Marketplace 2019

2019 YouthBiz Holiday Marketplace – Cherry Creek

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Come shop with us! The YouthBiz Marketplace is the ultimate buy local experience! Young business owners display and sell their unique products to the local community.  All products are handmade and personally sold by the owners. You will find beaded jewelry, greeting cards, bath products, home baked goodies, artwork, and more–unique gifts for everyone on your shopping list!

Hannah and Jacquie at Colorado & Company

Monthly Entrepreneur: Hannah Doolittle

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Hannah’s beautiful soaps make it hard to believe that she’s an 11-year-old entrepreneur who’s only been in business for about six months!  As the owner of Simply Denver Soap Co., Hannah has created all-natural soaps in six different scents.  Her soaps, which make perfect holiday gifts, are available for purchase on her Etsy site or at the upcoming YouthBiz Marketplace …

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“When I Grow Up”

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Teaching Youth Entrepreneurship in Mexico In just weekend last November, 25 deserving kids became 25 incredible young entrepreneurs.  Here is their story! A popular tourist destination, San José del Cabo, Mexico is known for its beautiful beaches and colonial architecture.  The city boasts elegant hotels and restaurants that draw tens of thousands of visitors each year.  Tourism is the main …

Amazon Smile: An easy and no cost way to give to Young Americans Center for Financial Education

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As you are doing your holiday shopping online, Amazon has a nice program where you can select Young Americans Center for Financial Education as your Amazon Smile charity of choice. When you shop through smile.amazon.com, eligible purchases go directly to provide a hands-on lesson in financial education to a deserving youth!  It’s easy to do: Visit smile.amazon.com Login with your username …

YouthBiz Holiday Marketplace 2019

Top Five Reasons to Shop YouthBiz Marketplace

Janet Redwine Events, YouthBiz Leave a Comment

It’s nearly #SmallBusinessSaturday and a great time to make plans to shop at the ultimate “shop-local” experience: YouthBiz Marketplace!  This year’s annual event takes place on two Saturdays in December: Saturday, December 7 – Young Americans Center for Financial Education in Denver, 3550 E. First Ave. Denver, CO 80206 Saturday, December 14 – Young Americans Center for Financial Education in …

YouthBiz CO Uplift Pitch

YouthBiz Entrepreneurs Impress at Colorado Uplift Finale

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On a recent Thursday evening, the “best of the best” youth entrepreneurs pitched their business ideas to a panel of judges.  These 16 middle school students won top honors at their school’s Colorado Uplift YouthBiz StartUp pitch competition, and convened for the finals to compete for the top prize: $250.  Their creativity and professionalism impressed judges and audience members alike! …

2019 Burger Biz Winners on Colorado & Company

Entrepreneurs of the Month: Gabe Nagel and Kellan Clapp

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education and Park Burger are thrilled to introduce you to the 14-year-old winners of Burger Biz!  This team created the Omnivore’s Colorful Challenge, a delicious and more nutritious alternative to the standard hamburger.  In addition to winning $500, creators Gabe and Kellan will have their burger featured in Park Burger restaurants throughout the month of …

Burger Biz finale burgers

Building the Best Burger at Burger Biz

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What’s your favorite burger? YouthBiz teamed up with Park Burger restaurants to present this challenge to middle and high school students.  The result?  A lot of learning, thought, and inspiration, and four of the best-tasting burgers judges have ever tasted! Burger Biz began when 22 students met industry experts over the course of a week.  The group met for two …