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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 Lakewood, 401 S. Pierce St. Lakewood, CO 80226
I sat down with YouthBiz Director Maite Wantwadi to hear why you (and your family and friends!) should plan to stop by. Here’s her top five:
Reason #5 – Vendor Variety
This year’s Marketplaces boast more than 90 vendors–all youth entrepreneurs! The variety will be incredible including greeting cards, ornaments, tasty treats, and much, much more.
Reason #4 – Shop with the Fam
We can’t think of a better place to bring your kids to shop. Whether they are shopping for a teacher, parent, sibling, or friend, they are sure to find a gift that is delightful and within their budget. Best of all, they might even be inspired to create a business themselves!
Reason #3 – Unique Gifts
You’ll find gifts at YouthBiz Marketplace that you can’t find anywhere else. Guaranteed.
Reason #2 – Handmade, not Homemade
If you’re thinking the quality of gifts at Marketplace is questionable, think again. These products are professional and impressive, from hand-crafted wooden pens to museum-worthy art. Discover for yourself!
Reason #1 – Support Entrepreneurial Minds
Sure, you can find gifts online. But, will your purchase support the hopes and dreams of a youth entrepreneur? When you shop YouthBiz Marketplace, you help youth develop their business (and their confidence) that will help them succeed in school and in life!
We hope to see YOU at YouthBiz Marketplace soon!