YouthBiz and Colorado and Company

YouthBiz Entrepreneurs on Colorado & Company

Every month, Colorado & Company features a YouthBiz entrepreneur!  Young Americans is proud to partner with 9News to provide space for established and up-and-coming youth business owners to share their stories.  Read more about featured entrepreneurs below.

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NOTE: Young Americans is proud to provide information about young entrepreneurs as a resource to our community, but we do not endorse any of the products or services listed below.


Andwele Gilbert poses with Colorado and Company host Tawnya RushLil’Daddy’s Stuffed Brownies – Andwele Gilbert

Friday, December 22, 2017

Even though he’s only 13, Andwele Gilbert is a serial entrepreneur!  His latest business, Lil’Daddy’s Stuffed Brownies, takes a favorite treat and adds a twist—combining oreos, snickers, and even cheesecake with chocolate brownies.  Learn more.


Author MJ Logan and Denise Plante on the set of Colorado & CompanyThe Death Call – Author M.J. Logan

Monday, December 1, 2017

Author M.J. Logan loves writing and creating stories. She secretly started writing a novel, The Death Call, that her mother found and surprised her with a published book on her 14th birthday.  That sparked a fire for her to keep writing and publishing her books!  Learn more.


Shae Maiorana talks with Colorado & Company host Denise PlanteCover Your Collar – Shae Maiorana

Friday, October 27, 2017

YouthBiz Star winner Shae Maiorana is the owner of Cover Your Collar.  Philanthropy motivated 11-year-old Shae to turn a craft into a business.  She started making dog collar covers for a class project three years ago, selling them to neighbors, family and friends.  Learn more.


Brenden Coney shows off his products to Denise Plants and viewers of Colorado and CompanyElevation Creations – Brenden Coney

Friday, September 22, 2017

Searching for a source of income, Brenden Coney started selling unique, handmade wood crafts when he was in 7th grade.  Now 17, his business Elevations Creations has “exploded!”  Learn more.