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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

What does it take to launch, manage and grow a small business?

Students in grades 5-7 learned all about that and more at the Youth Entrepreneurship Camp June 23-26.

Economic development corporations in Phillips and Sedgwick counties partnered for the four-day camp, with two days held in Julesburg and two days in Holyoke.

Goals of the camp were to investigate and learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur, explore the core values of business and how to give back to the community, explore potential business ideas and businesses currently in the community, work on the “nuts and bolts” of starting a business, sell products and make money, and have fun and meet others.

Twenty participants worked in groups to develop their own businesses, which they will operate over the summer.

The finale of the camp was a group presentation to a panel of business people from Phillips and Sedgwick counties as well as representatives from the Daniels Fund.

Tate Dille, Alec Sprague and Jesse Vasa, business owners of Frost Bite, offer a sample of their delicious snow cones to a business panel during presentations at the Youth Entrepreneurship Camp last week.  —Enterprise photo

Businesses that got their kick start at the camp include:

—ABC Kid Kare, a baby sitting service by Isavell Hernandez and Karsen Blockowitz.

—DKMT Bike Repair & Accessories by Katy Kliber-Voigt, Miguel Soto, Dakotah Blake and Trevor Ellison.

—Frost Bite, a snow cone stand by Tate Dille, Levi Dille, Jesse Vasa and Alec Sprague.

—The Funky Lemon, a lemonade stand by Nain Vasquez, Cash Adler and Angel Rojo.

—Go Plantz, a greenhouse business by Kassidy Porter and Anthony Rojo.

—Kay Marie Bakery, food service focusing on health foods by Molly Amann and Makenzie Martin.

—M.A.K. Craft, recycled gifts and products by Morganne Kumm, Keegan Shaw and Alondra Zapata.


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Holyoke Enterprise July 3, 2014