Author Archives: IYouth

Trep Corner: Matt Henderson

Meet Teen ‘Trep: Matt Henderson Age: 17 Company: Amour Fraternal Apparel Twitter: @Mattie215 I founded an urban clothing company called Amour Fraternal Apparel as a sixteen year old in Great Falls, Montana. I designed the garments inspired by my hometown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I was ultimately unhappy with the design limitations that third party garment manufacturing […]

Trep Corner: Nora Brooks

Meet Teen ‘Trep: Nora Brooks Company: NB3 Personalized Gifts Age: 17 years old Website: NB3 Website  In January of 2014 Nora started NB3 Personalized Gifts. Nora plays basketball and soccer and is very active with extra-curricular activities at her school. She needed an after school job but was unable to find one that worked with […]

Trep Corner: Madison & Katie

The ‘Trep Corner is a place where Independent Youth recognizes young entrepreneurs across the country that have started businesses.  These teen entrepreneurs share their entrepreneurial thoughts and experiences through an interview.   Meet Teen ‘Treps: Madison Arteaga & Katie Nations Company: MK Paintings Age: 16 years old Facebook Page: MK Paintings   Our names are […]

Trep Corner: Logan E. Mauldin

The ‘Trep Corner is a place where Independent Youth recognizes young entrepreneurs across the country that have started businesses.  These teen entrepreneurs share their entrepreneurial thoughts and experiences through an interview. Meet Teen ‘Trep: Logan E. Mauldin Company: If You Can Write You Can Read Age: 12 years old At 8 years old, I wrote a […]

Trep Corner: Zandra Azariah

  The ‘Trep Corner is a place where Independent Youth recognizes young entrepreneurs across the country that have started businesses.  These teen entrepreneurs share their entrepreneurial thoughts and experiences through an interview. Meet Teen ‘Trep: Zandra Azariah Cunningham Company: Azariah’s Innocence Age: 14 years old At nine, Zandra joined the Kids Biz Small Business program at Buffalo State […]

Making the Sacrifice for Success

by Jordan William, co-founder of Making Money for Teens As a teen entrepreneur, I know how important time management is. For teens that run businesses, it is hard to balance academics, athletics, extra curricular activities, and at the same time spend time cultivating a company. I can fully relate to this problem. It is difficult […]

Disney Dreamers Experience

by Jaylen Bledsoe, founder of Bledsoe Technologies I’ve been back home from Disney Dreamers Academy for two weeks now, and I have just been thinking about how awesome of an experience it was. First off, here’s a little background information on this event. Disney selects 100 “Dreamers” out 10,000 applicants from an essay competition for […]

Debate with the Devil

by Zachary Certner, co-founder of SNAP Inc. (Special Needs Athletic Programs)   The Devil’s Advocate, the person who takes an opposing position for the sake of debate and argument, is perhaps the most vital person to have alongside your board when starting or expanding a business. Over the past seven years with SNAP, we have […]

The Power of Partnerships

by Remmi Smith, founder of Cook Time with Remmi When I started my business I thought I understood the concept of a partnership. With my partner(my mother) we formed Cook Time with Remmi LLC. With my talent and dream and her money and hard work…we got the business off the ground. I didn’t think much […]

Action Stops Stinky Mold!

by Asya Gonzalez, founder of She Is Worth It! and Stinky Feet Gurlz   We all know what mold is. It’s that destructive, nasty black stuff that lurks in dark spaces, spreading from one corner to the next until it has over taken that area. Mold is very difficult to get rid of. Once it […]