YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR VIDEOS

Business Name:

By Us Girls

Entrepreneur(s):

Aicha Kaba, 18 and Sutania Patterson, 18

Location:

Boston and Milton, MA

Business Concept:

Mobile manicure services
Aicha and Sutania started a mobile business that brings unique nail designs directly to the customer. Think it's easy to be in business with a friend? Think again - it's hard to collaborate! But these two young women have made it work because every day they motivate each other, stay committed to growing their business and help each other become better entrepreneurs.

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Business Name:

Pencil On Paper

Entrepreneur(s):

Jaleel Davis, 16

Location:

Somerville, MA

Business Concept:

Customized portraits
Jaleel Davis used his artistic talent to start a business. Customers send him photographs and he replicates them as customized portraits. If they are local, he personally delivers the portrait. Talk about customer service! As Jaleel says, ďIn business you should do things that youíd like to see yourself, if you want other people to like it as well.Ē

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Business Name:

Equali-Tees

Entrepreneur(s):

Shauntaye Merritt-Williams, 28

Location:

Boston, MA

Business Concept:

T-shirts that celebrate equality
Equali-Tees are t-shirts that celebrate equality. They look great and send powerful messages at the same time! Shauntaye connects her t-shirts to themes like the All Black Everywhere (ABE) shirt that commemorates the 1921 Tulsa race riot and Greenwood, the former black economic center of Tulsa.

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Business Name:

The Definition of Nyce (D.O.N.) Clothing

Entrepreneur(s):

Daniel Rechel, 28

Location:

Boston, MA

Business Concept:

Clothing with positive messages whose sales raise money for charity
Daniel Rechel developed a streetwear brand that inspires youth to become engaged in their communities and raises funds for nonprofit community organizations. Danielís advice for young entrepreneurs is: ďDonít be afraid, have a vision, go after it. Stay hungry. If you have a passion, feed it.Ē

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Business Name:

Dirty Boys Composting

Entrepreneur(s):

Grant Berman, 16 and Max Mackenzie, 17

Location:

Newton, MA

Business Concept:

Dirty Boys Composting
Grant and Max are high school students, tied together by their mutual interest in having fun and improving the environment. They take great pride in their beautiful city of Newton, MA and are passionate about making it better place to live in. They are focused on improving the city's carbon footprint and their mission is to increase composting in Newton, one household at a time.

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