If you walk into a classroom during Money Monday or Finance Friday over the course of the next few weeks, you'll witness the hustle and bustle of creative thinkers, planners and doers in action. It might look like chaos and sound like noise, but these are innovators at work! Developing a business isn't always clean or quiet. It can get messy and loud and feel a little out of control – that's just the excitement of ideas permeating the room.
Many of you know what it's like to bring a business from a thought to a thing. Many of you know what it's like to feel the excitement of creating something from nothing. Our students are in that space right now. What better time to show them what's possible than now! Denver offers so many different opportunities for entrepreneurs and start-up businesses to forecast growth in their businesses by offering spaces to sell.
Avanti Food and Beverage, located in the LoHi area, is a prime example of this. Avanti houses seven eateries under one roof, each separately owned and each signed to short-term leases of various lengths to encourage turnover and variety. It also encourages entrepreneurs to test their potential restaurant concepts to see if people are interested in what they are selling before making the huge leap, and investment, into a standalone restaurant.
The Denver Flea, the Horseshoe Market, YouthBiz Marketplace and TheBigWonderful are a few places to get inspired with your entrepreneurial ideas, and if nothing else, you can help support other small businesses. I encourage you to take your kids to these events, let them ask questions and get inspired by other entrepreneurs. Not to mention, these are super fun events!
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