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DYB Podcast EP85 Benefits of Hosting Your Own Young Entrepreneur Scholarship – (Y.E.S.)


Having provided a Young Entrepreneur Scholarship three years running, Matt Jansen knows the benefits such a program has on his business as he makes this particular impact in his community.

In this episode of the DYB Podcast, Matt and Steve discuss the benefits or running the Young Entrepreneur Scholarship.

The outline is simple: 1) Announce the Young Entrepreneur Scholarship, 2) Promote and Gather Contest Applications for 6-8 weeks, 3) Host the interviews with your team for judges, and 4) Announce the winners!

Though simple, the step by step course walks you through all the details that make a huge difference in the success or flop of the program.

Young Entrepreneur Scholarships are just one of the many ABA’s talked about at DYB. What is an ABA? It’s an ad that looks like ANYTHING But Advertising. The Young Entrepreneur Scholarship is one of the many detailed, step by step courses available when you become a DYB Member. Matt Jansen of Matt the Painter out of Billings, MT, has become a Y.E.S. fan, just like his whole community! We hope this podcast inspires you to step out and provide a Young Entrepreneur Scholarship in your community.



  • What is a Young Entrepreneur Scholarship, Y.E.S.
  • How providing the Y.E.S. makes a huge impact in your community
  • Why the Y.E.S. is a powerful ABA that effectively grows your business



07:51 We had, I think, it was about four or five contestants and we just had a good time. What I liked, as well with it in the past, we have had some of our team members sit in and judge, and they just, they get a kick out of it.

And sometimes they brought in their kids just to kind of show them the entrepreneurial path, what we’re doing. Just besides, you know, we’re not just painters, we’re connecting and giving back to our community and making that impact. So it’s huge that way and there’s nothing more gratifying than at the end of these, you’re standing there with your big dry erase board check and the kids are all excited and it’s got their name right on it.

Their parents are just beaming. They’re just proud of their kids and you’re getting pictures and shaking hands and that creates all sorts of memories for the parents and for the kids.


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About the Author

As a newly single father of two from MI, he struggled to start over as a paint contractor in FL, going door to door. His situation was so bad, even the IRS had mercy on him.

 Feeling completely hopeless, he remembered the story of King Solomon praying for wisdom. Could it be so easy? 

He felt he had absolutely nothing to lose. So, as a bankrupt, divorced, high school dropout, single father of 2 young kids, now living 1250 miles away from all friends and family, started to pray for wisdom.
 And while he continues to wait for the wisdom to arrive, what did come was an insatiable desire to learn and read books… 
Thanks to God for giving him the burning passion to read books, and attend seminars, (oh and winning the wife lottery) he not only cracks the success code and overcomes the struggle, but also streamlines his painting business in less than 3 years, published a how to book, then sold the company. Now he leads a business coaching company for painting contractors so he can help other businesses, like yours, to do the same. Hear more... Or