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About: Ellory Eggermont

As the Young Entrepreneurs Program Assistant, I work directly with all our young business owners. I ensure that they have the resources and training they need to take a successful next step in running a business.

Posts by Ellory Eggermont:

    Need Help? Small Business Resources (Part 2)

    By: Ellory Eggermont Published: July 29th, 2013
    Here is another batch of great tools and resources for startup businesses.

    A few months ago we gave you a list of tools and resources to help you get your business streamlined.  That was a very popular post and one we’ve referenced frequently for our budding business owners.  Here to help is… Read the rest

    Shark Tank at Young Americans

    By: Ellory Eggermont Published: July 25th, 2013

    Shark Tank! Shark Tank! There was intense competition last week during Be Your Own Boss summer camp.  The campers learned all the ins and outs of starting and running a business.  The week was capped off by a mini pitch… Read the rest

    Inside Scoop on Business Competition Judging

    By: Ellory Eggermont Published: July 22nd, 2013
    Judging Chair David Wolf welcomes the judges for one of the age categories before they select a winner.

    We have our winners!!  Sorry — we’re not going to share the names yet.  You’ll have to wait until September to find out the winners of our youth business competition. In the meantime, I’d like to share an insiders’ look… Read the rest

    Get A Sneak Peek at Our Business Competition Applicants

    By: Ellory Eggermont Published: June 3rd, 2013
    Bree's Creations show off their paracord bracelets at the Young Entrepreneurs Marketplace.

    There is a young person in your life right now who could be eligible for a great opportunity!  Young Americans Center is seeking applications from youth business owners.  Winners will get up to $1,500, plus be matched with a local… Read the rest

    Encouraging Entrepreneurs, Finding Founders, Browsing for Businesses

    By: Ellory Eggermont Published: May 9th, 2013
    The Sweet Bee Sisters show off their finalist check during the 2012 Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs.

    Show me the money Every year, Young Americans gives away more than $1,800. This year, we’ll be giving away more than $3,500! That money is given as cash prizes to the winners and finalists of our youth business competition, the… Read the rest

    Springtime Success

    By: Ellory Eggermont Published: April 18th, 2013
    These first-timers sold egg rolls for great success.

    Congratulations and a big “thank you” are deserved for the 55 business that made our first Spring Marketplace a giant success.  They attracted over 300 customers in four short hours, selling over $5,000 in merchandise! Prep work pays off Many… Read the rest

    What to Shop For This Spring

    By: Ellory Eggermont Published: April 8th, 2013
    The young ladies of "Funky Flip Flops" show of their favorite creations during the December Marketplace.

    The days are getting longer.  Flowers are popping up.  It’s finally starting to feel like spring.  Everyone is beginning to plan activities and trips for the summer… But wait!  What about celebrating Mother’s Day and Father’s Day? Don’t worry —… Read the rest