The entrepreneurial spirit prompted two teenagers from North Platte to start their own businesses.
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Skateboarding offers young people the opportunity to play a sport that continues to thrive in the United States. Piper Caldwell, 13, and Brodie Lienemann, 18, nurtured their dreams and turned them into businesses.
Caldwell recently opened Pmoney Cruisers at Whitetail Cycle Sport, 507 N. Jeffers St. She is the daughter of Jeff and Shae Caldwell, owners of Whitetail Cycle Sport and Whitetail Screen Print.
Lienemann expanded his skateboard business to Alive Outside, 601 S. Jeffers.
âWe’ve had the bikes, we’ve had the scooters, and we’ve always had the skateboards as a possibility,â Caldwell said. “I started skating myself and thought it was a lot of fun.”
Caldwell said his shop offers skateboards, longboards, stickers, hats and clothing.
âI met a lot of cool people through (skateboarding) and I was like, okay let’s bring some fun here and start selling the gear,â Caldwell said. âWe have everything you could possibly need for your skateboard. “
Lienemann has had his Tribe Skate Shop for a few years, but last year he teamed up with Alive Outside to offer gear there.
âWe sell prefabricated complete boards, so if you’re new to it you can buy a ready-made, ready-to-skate complete,â Lienemann said. “What we’re going to start doing soon is you can customize your own board.”