2023 was the 3rd year that the $1,000 Start-Ups’ Books and Workbooks were used in the Nassau County Young Entrepreneurs Camp. Seeing the content suitably used to inform, motivate, and guide a wide range of populations, including young people, is a true honor. The book and workbook are available to anyone on Amazon.

Our Founder/Director, Leah Ward-Lee was among the coaches for the 2023 Nassau County Schools Young Entrepreneurship Camp.

Over 8 days 19 middle and high school students learned what it takes to start a small business. From concept and research to budget and marketing to a mock Small Business Fair, their efforts and commitment are impressive and inspiring!


Students visted local businesses to learn what it takes to start and run a small business.

The Young Entrepreneurs worked hard developing their business plans and marketing with guidance from Leah and other professionals.

Presenting the businesses formed in the program at a Mock Business Fair.

Read more about the program in this feature in the Nassau County Record.

$1,000 Start-Ups is committed to supporting and strengthening the local small business community through its programs and participation in community events. We welcome and appreciate your support, which enables us to continue this important work!


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Community members are encouraged to attend the fairs to discover new and existing small business and to support economic growth in the local community.