— Margaret Mead
Whether your child has plans to be the world's youngest bazillionaire, or just wants to earn some extra spending money, they can be a business owner for a day at our kid-hosted marketplace.
Encourage your 6-16 year old kidpreneur to apply today! They will even have a chance to win awards and prizes during our business competition!
Please submit one application for each business. Children working as a group should submit one application that includes each child’s information. No more than 3 participants per business.
Come shop as young entrepreneurs showcase their business ventures!
These talented kids have put in the work and are ready to sell their creations. Now WE NEED YOU, our community members to come support, encourage, and SHOP at the Children's Business Fair! They can only succeed if they have customers to sell to. This is a FREE and family-friendly event to attend. Please invite as many people as possible to join you and experience the next generation of entrepreneurs in action.
Children are naturally creative and curious! We want to help embrace these essential traits and channel them into an entrepreneurial mindset that can help them develop skills such as:
Kids develop a brand, create a product or service, build a marketing strategy, and then open for customers at our one-day marketplace. They plan and execute their own business at every level, which allows them to understand the importance of hard work, take responsibility, and gain confidence in the next challenge.
Our educational resources can teach children lessons about entrepreneurship and help them develop and grow their businesses at their own pace. We plan to offer in-person and online classes for Kidpreneurs to deepen their understanding and knowledge.
A growth mindset allows kids to believe their abilities and skills can develop over time and lead to success. They will desire to keep learning, see challenges as opportunities for growth rather than permanent setbacks, and build resilience and resourcefulness when faced with a challenge.
When our Kidpreneurs execute their vision, plan, and sell their products/services at our business fairs, they will see how much money their hard work and dedication made them! They also receive encouragement and a sense of accomplishment by practicing effective face-to-face communication with customers and community members in a supportive, fun, and safe environment.