Young Americans Blog

About: Maura McInerney

As the Young Entrepreneur Program Coordinator, I support and educate youth with businesses, and encourage those exploring the concept of entrepreneurship for the first time.

Posts by Maura McInerney:

    Strategies for Success

    By: Maura McInerney Published: April 3rd, 2014

    Young Americans hosted new and veteran business owners attend and contribute to “Success Strategies for Marketplace Class” on Saturday, March 22.  During the first hour of class, the group discussed customer service, promotion, pricing, competition, and day of operations.  Businesses… Read the rest

    Entrepreneur Success: Sweet Bee Sisters

    By: Maura McInerney Published: March 10th, 2014
    The Sweet Bee Sisters show off their check as finalists in 2012.

    Last September, we recognized many different entrepreneurs and businesses for their amazing work and business acumen.  Lily, Sophie, and Chloe Warren of Sweet Bee Sisters have been running their business for several years.  They create fantastic lip balm and lotions… Read the rest

    Tinker Tailor

    By: Maura McInerney Published: March 6th, 2014
    Team work made for great end results.

    We partnered up with Mindspark again! This time we added circuits and led lights to plush robots to light up their hearts just in time for Valentine’s Day. Executive Director Maia Stone, and instructor Ally Seely came and spent their… Read the rest

    Taking Business to the Next Level

    By: Maura McInerney Published: January 22nd, 2014

    Wrapping things up Another successful partnership between Young Americans and the gSchool has wrapped up.  The teams (young entrepreneurs and gSchool students) met up three times before the demo day to brainstorm, build, and refine the functions of their unique… Read the rest

    Need Help? Small Business Resources (Part 3)

    By: Maura McInerney Published: January 6th, 2014

    We’ve done several posts on great tools for entrepreneurs (here and here).  However, we recently came across this guest blog via VentureBeat that lists some more wonderful tools and apps for startups and business owners. Edward Lakatis, CEO of Zapporoo,… Read the rest

    gSchool Partnership Kicks Off Again

    By: Maura McInerney Published: December 30th, 2013
    Hagan's Hand offers unique greeting cards, and Hagan wants to have them all displayed on his new website.

    The students at Galvanize‘s “gSchool” are working hard to learn how to code and work with clients.  Some of the toughest clients they may face are the young entrepreneurs from Young Americans.  These business owners, ages 6 to 14, are… Read the rest

    Pitches for HOPE

    By: Maura McInerney Published: December 26th, 2013
    The students who won the pitching contest.

    On November 20th at Montbello High School I was very fortunate to be invited to judge the HOPE Business in a Box pitch Competition.  Ms. Rhonda Albers’ Introduction to Business class had been learning about financial education and entrepreneurship for… Read the rest