If you thought you had some good ideas for a good business you should talk to these entrepreneurs about starting a business.
On September 23, I attended the Celebration for Youth Entrepreneurs and I saw some amazing businesses created outof things that looked pretty fun to make. First off, The Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs is put on by the Young Americans Center for Financial Education. It gives kids with great business ideas and offers them a chance to show off their idea to others plus give some free advertisment.I had a chance to talk to a few kids and asked them a few questions.
I talked to Andew and Garret Breeing, the owners of A&G Fused Glass.
Q: Why did you choose this business?Andrew: We took an after school art class and had a lot of fun.
Q: What steps did you take in making the fused glass?Andrew: First we order scrap glass from a company and put them together in a kiln and they fuse together.
Q: Have you found any tricks to running a successful business?Andrew: Well the best way to get people to know about you business is by telling one person and then it just tends to spread. Also you have to be serious, you can't just get tired of it you have to be sure this is what you want to do.
After I talked to some of the entrepreneurs and saw some amazing ideas and products, it was time for the awards. Each business received money for being a finalist but only one could win. In the six to eleven group Jack Tasker, owner of Tie Dye Jack's (which is selling tye dyed stuff) came in first and Charlie Fish won the twelve to fourteen with his App-Whiz (creating apps for Ipod touch, Iphone, and Ipad). There were also groups of young people who worked together. The one person that I need to tell you a little about Charlie Fish.
Charlie Fish is twelve and runs App-Whiz which is where he creates apps for iTunes to sell and he gets some of the profits. He's twelve and doing things I can only do in my dreams. He built a website by the time he was five. So he won with apps that people actually use and buy off of iTunes.I learned a lot about business and much more when I attended this celebration. These kids are all truly winners to be able to have such great ideas. I only hope I could attend next years to learn even more about kids with great ideas.