Created: Sat, 03 May 2014 03:18:00 MST
Updated: Sat, 03 May 2014 05:48:11 MST
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- The first Young Entrepreneurs Academy in Mesa County held a Trade show at Canyon View park.
This organization is a year-long program that teaches Middle and High School Students how to start and run their own real business.
This tradeshow featured the students businesses plans that they have been working on for the past thirty weeks.
"My business is "Lili of The Valley" it's a whole sale specialist tea business that tailors to our customers needs. We’re targeting coffee shops in the Grand Valley Area. I think being an entrepreneur is interesting because you have to take risks to start a business but then usually it pays off and if it doesn't, you just learn from your mistakes,” said Liliana Flanigan, Lili of the Valley.
"My business is “Little Lemon” and we plan and carry out birthday parties for kids aged 2-10. I’ll go to my client’s home and run the party so the parents can either hang out with other parents that have stayed or just lay back and relax,” said Jayna Nielsen, The Little Lemon.
Nation wide, the YEA! program has graduated almost 600 students over the past seven years with their students becoming CEO’s of more than 400 hundred businesses.
The Mesa County YEA! Program is currently accepting middle and high school students to join their program.
Those interested can apply online at http://www.gjchamber.org/YEA.asp