Dort Financial wants to hear your business idea



GENESEE COUNTY – Throughout the month of April, Dort Financial Credit Union will be observing National Youth Month 2021, a celebration with Credit Union National Association (CUNA). Every year, Youth Month serves to encourage kids to develop healthy saving habits by making savings fun and exciting.

As part of Dort Financial’s commitment to spreading the word about financial fitness and literacy, Youth Month provides opportunities to engage with the young members in the communities they serve. All month long, Dort Financial will be helping them throughout their financial journey, from savings to starting a business.

In their pursuit of finding young entrepreneurs and impresarios, the credit union is asking kids to tell them their ideas for a small business, offering the chance to win a $50 VISA gift card. Whether it’s a lemonade stand, a dog walking service, a landscaping service, or helping out neighbors with yardwork or chores, Dort Financial wants to hear your pitch. The winner of the VISA gift card can use the seed money to buy lemons, gas, treats for pets, sign making materials or whatever it takes to get started.

Dort Financial just needs a one-page handwritten document that describes your small business idea. Submissions should include a written description of the business, but the credit union also encourages to submit drawings to better illustrate their plans.

All young entrepreneurs under the age of 18 years old can submit their handwritten idea. Please have mom or dad drop it off at one of Dort Financial’s 10 branch locations, or email a photo or scan of your idea to

Visit for official contest rules, along with access to free financial education articles about teaching children how to handle money. The site also features interactive financial education games, and ways to give your kids a head start to earning.