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Be Inspired Young Entrepreneurs Summer Boot Camp held in Columbia

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Be Inspired Young Entrepreneurs Summer Boot Camp was held on Friday, June 28, 2019 at the Heyward Career & Technology Center. The community came out to support of the young entrepreneurs in a Shark Tank-style presentation. WIS-TV Sports Director Rick Henry was the emcee, and more than dozen local business men and women committed their day to judging the contestants.

The young entrepreneurs had very inspiring and bright business ideas. For instance, Kacy Cliett, CEO of Suga's Cakes & Bakes, partnered with a lemonade stand to present her business.

Nicholas Campbell, CEO of Nicnac Slime Shack, grew his slime business by creating his own affordable slime that's better on the skin and even has scents. Campbell said, “My business blew up when I sold some to my friends at school.”

Presley Hill of Fine Designs just melted the heart of the audience when she showed the audience her fashion designs and wore one of her first fashion items.

Meagan Javis faced the Shark Tank with her pitch about her T-Shirt business MJ2 designs.

There were two level of businesses – one for grades 5-12 and another for young adult entrepreneurs ages 18-25. The judges certainly had their work cut out for them.

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