About Joel E. Allen III

Boy Scouts Of America​​

U.Y.R.S 2014
Urban Youth Racing School

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The Boy Scouts of America is one of the largest Scouting organizations and youth organizations in the United States, with more than 2.4 million youth participants and nearly one million adult volunteers.
URBAN YOUTH was born out of the highly successful Urban Youth Racing School, established in Philadelphia in 1998 by Anthony Martin.

    Meet the teem

                  J oel E. Allen III
                                    Joel M. Allen II,  Owner                                                                                                                          
                                                  Selena M. Allen                                                                                                 
For as long as I can remember my father has said to me “There is nothing in this world like working for yourself son, remember that”.  As I have grown up, I have grown to realize the overwhelming truth in his statement. Throughout my life entrepreneurial spirit has manifested itself in me and driven me to create a successful business.
My company hasn’t always been successful however, when getting into the business world one must come to understand that success is not a linear path but rather one with many twists and turns. I started out with an idea, my desire to let children learn about racing without touching a real car. When I was younger the idea seemed like an aspiration, however, over the years I experienced many hardships to make it a reality. The biggest of which was getting the slot car manufacturers Carrera, Scalextric and SCX to allow me to become a reseller of their products. I was denied two times because my company wasn’t big enough, they told me to come back in two years. So I doubled my efforts to grow my company. I created a website to sell products online and generated a marketing campaign on social media. I made a  presentation for the regional sales representatives of each company to see my progress, they were impressed with my success and accepted my application. I learned that determination and adaptability are imperative lessons not only in life but in the business world as well.


  I am a firm believer in the concept of entrepreneurship. I believe that working for one’s self is the optimal way to work. However, there are benefits to working under someone else, mostly in terms of experience on the job and networking. 

Thus, I have extended this mantra to my children saying to them that “If you work for someone else, they can fire you at any time. If you work for yourself, there is only one person to fire you ”.

I am happy to say that my children have taken this saying to heart and will be proud owners of this business one day or owners their own buesinesses in the future .
  
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A message I would like to spread around the world is that it doesn't matter how young or old you may be you can still start up a business and spread your creavitiy. It's all in what your mind makes for you and how you follow it, i strongly believe in these words so that is why I am helping my father build his business  because he is slowly making his dream become reality.




















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