Turning a Dream into a Reality


Courtesy of Mrs. Crystal Pugh

Samantha Mihoda stands infront of a crowd talking about her business. She worked very hard on her products. "I can't wait to see her business grow," stated Mrs. Crystal Pugh.

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy is run through the Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce. Students learn how to run businesses and become owners of their own companies. Students can learn about manufacturing businesses, retail, and so much more through the YEA program.

Junior Samantha Mihoda, a participant in the YEA program,  is starting an LLC company that is focused on retail industry. Her plan is to sell beauty products that are vegan and cruelty free. She has been working very hard on eyeshadow pallets and having a successful business plan for her future.

Mrs. Crystal Pugh, Consumer Career Exploration teacher said, “I can’t wait to see her business grow. You can see how passionate she is about her business; you can hear it in her voice when she talks about her company and products. It’s been a pleasure working with Samantha on her business plan and perfecting her presentation.”

Samantha has been working very hard on learning about the start-up costs of her business as well as researching her competitors in the cosmetics industry. She plans to continue her business after she graduates from the YEA program in May.

When Samantha discussed her business plan at the Investor Panel, she received $1,000 dollars toward her company. She was also the highest award winning business at the Panel. Mrs. Pugh stated, “She did a phenomenal job at the presentation.”  

On Saturday, May 11th from 3:00 – 7:30 P.M., take the opportunity to come out to Vito’s Coal Fired Pizza in Saint Clair to support the Young Entrepreneur Academy students, along with Samantha’s business “Bossy B. Cosmetics.”