Back Pocket Spring 2013 Newsletter

And the winners are…
1st place
Briana Gallagher - $250
Errand Angels Senior Services
2nd place
Jordan Todd - $150
BeYOUtiful spa party service
3rd place - $50
Caitlyn LaBarron
Junkyard Jewelry
CU Succeed recently held a
competition and asked teens
to submit plans for business
ideas they wanted to pursue.
Congratulations to our first
prize winner, Briana Gallagher.
She will receive $250 for her
innovative business plan.
When faced with creating a
business idea, Briana looked
around for needs in her
community.
What she found were seniors
who needed people to run
errands.
Because there are more than
40 million senior citizens in
the U.S. alone (with that
number expected to double
by 2030), she knew she had
stumbled upon a good idea.
That’s when she decided to
create a business plan for
Errand Angels Senior Services,
where workers would provide
errand and personal service
assistance to seniors.
“I didn’t expect to win, but it
was a nice surprise. Really, I
was trying to create something
that did good. And it is always
good to help the elderly.
I could probably start this
company with little money,”
Briana said. “I was working for
a company that does theater
for seniors when I stumbled
upon the idea.”
Briana plans to build her
business based on price,
exceptional customer service,
and what she calls durability.
With durability, she says that
relationships with seniors will
bring ongoing business
and demand.
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first prize
winner
Business is all about the
bottom line, and Briana knows
it. She took the initiative and
figured out all of her costs,
including liability insurance, gas,
and more: “After my expenses,
I estimate I can make up to
$4,000 a month before taxes.
That’s $36,000 a year if
I work full time.”
Errand Angels
Senior Services
Briana
Gallagher
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Errand Angels Senior Services
And the winners are…
1st place
Briana Gallagher - $250
Errand Angels Senior Services
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2nd place
Jordan Todd - $150
BeYOUtiful spa party service
3rd place - $50
Caitlyn LaBarron
Junkyard Jewelry
Watch for another
business competition
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Spring
Break
Rock it!
See a new movie every day of spring break
Going to your local amusement park
Taking a group skiing/snowboarding trip
Parents leave and trust you with the house
Going on a mission trip
Playing your favorite game all week
on th
Do you have trendy tastes but a tight
budget? Then shop consignment or
thrift stores and you might even make
a couple of dollars.
Thrift stores sell donated clothing but
don’t buy your items or take trades.
There are sweet bargains for the
avid shopper.
Consignment stores split profits with
people who bring in items and won’t
accept damaged pieces. So prices are
higher – still far below retail - but
so is quality. Check out consignment
stores like Plato’s Closet or Buffalo
Exchange because the ever-changing
inventory is heavily stocked with trendy,
vintage, and popular brand-name clothing
and accessories. Trade in your own
gently used clothing for store credit
or cash too.
Food
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Eating out
20 piece Chicken McNuggets (McDonalds®)
Signature Black Forest Ham
foot-long (Subway™)
2 Doritos© Locos tacos
w/ medium drink (Taco Bell®)
1 Philadelphia or California Roll
from your local sushi restaurant
OR.
1 Signature Chicken sandwich
w/ Honey Mustard dressing (Chick-fil-A®)
Wreck it!
Re-watch all six seasons of LOST on Netflix
Can’t afford your local amusement park
Being grounded the entire break
Parents leave and make you babysit
Mission: sleeping until 3pm every day
Fixing your broken game console all week
Eating in
Hot dogs w/ Velveeta© Mac & Cheese
Fresh veggie stir-fry over rice
w/ teriyaki sauce
Hamburgers w/ kettle-baked jalapeño chips
Grilled cheese and tomato soup
w/ sprinkled Parmesan
Oven-fried chicken nuggets
w/ seasoned curly fries
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things with our
money. What is
your worst moment?
Did you blow all your
cash on a great pair of shoes
you wore once? Go 5,000
texts over your limit? Or buy
an expensive gift for your
girlfriend who dumped you
two days later? Tell us about
it. Send an email about your
biggest financial blunder to
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to impart some wisdom with
your email so that other teens
can learn from your mistakes.
If we pick yours we’ll send
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you’ll save it this time.