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Young entrepreneur: Evelyn Espinoza

Evelyn Espinoza Wins Youth Business Plan Competition

From news article, Los Angeles Times :

Evelyn EspinozaPhoto: Evelyn Espinoza, 17, reacts as she is named winner of Merrill Lynch/NFTE Greater Los Angeles Regional Youth Business Plan Competition, by Garrett Gin, right, Director Communications and Public Affairs, Merrill Lynch & Co.

When she was 8 years old, Evelyn Espinoza sold bubble gum and other candy door-to-door in her Los Angeles neighborhood to earn money.

By sixth grade, her mom was buying the enterprising 12-year-old toys at a wholesale mart to resell at school.

Now 17, Espinoza is still hard at work. Her latest business venture, Hippie’s Candles, was named the winner last week of the Los Angeles regional business-plan competition, and a $1,750 prize, at the event sponsored by the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship and the Merrill Lynch Foundation.

“Entrepreneurship is excellent,” said Espinoza, who is in the NFTE entrepreneur-training class at Soledad Enrichment Action Girls Academy, a charter school in downtown Los Angeles.

“Money rules the society,” she said. “Everyone wants money, and it’s only right to learn how to make it in a legit way and to be your own boss.”

Link: http://talentdevelop.com/teenyatalent/evelyn-espinoza-wins-youth-business-plan-competition/

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January 24, 2009 - Posted by | Business, Entrepreneur, Television, Uncategorized, Youtube | , , ,

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