Macaroni Kid Columbia & Lexington is honored to host 20 booths at the 1st Annual Children's Business Fair in Columbia, SC (Soda City Market) on March 3, 2018 from 9 am – 1 pm. All booths have been filled! Youth ages 6 to 17 years old
will have an opportunity to launch their very own startup business and showcase it to their family, friends and the community! Vendors will develop a brand, create a product or service, build a marketing strategy and then open for customers at our one-day marketplace.
The vendor booth fee will be$10 per each participant to join the fair. Requiring this fee starts the learning process of investing in marketing as an entrepreneur! Parents will be emailed an invoice to pay any applicable vendor fees once applications are received and approved. Tables and chairs will not be provided.
Vendors whose applications have been accepted will be required to attend a Launch Event where they will learn more about the event and how to successfully launch their business. Fees must be paid before the Launch Event on February 3, 2018 from 3 - 5 pm at Spring Valley Storage & Business Centre (9005 Two Notch Road, Conference Room), Columbia, SC 29223.
Each vendor will receive a Certificate of Participation for being a part of the 1st Annual Columbia Children's Business Fair. All vendors will automatically be entered into the business competition by age group (6-9, 10-13, 14-17).
Booths will be judged in three categories:
- Most original business
- Highest business potential
- Best presentation/creativity
Whether your entrepreneur is famous like Elon Musk, Oprah Winfrey or they are one of the thousands of unsung business owners across this country, these are the people who make sacrifices to innovate, create jobs and serve their communities.
Make sure you invite your family, friends and community to come out to support your business at the fair. We never know which one of you budding business owners will be on Good Morning America!!
We are excited about the opportunity for local business sponsors to support this awesome fair full of aspiring entrepreneurs. We are looking for sponsors to support this event in various ways: monetary sponsors, prizes for awards, gift cards, food and drinks for the youth participating, tent sponsorship, in-kind donations and any other way you would like to contribute. Thank you in advance! If interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org.