How many businesses will you accept?
We will accept up to 50 entrepreneurs.
Where should I begin?
Start with our FYI questions as these seem to clarify any questions that arise. Read inspiring stories about other young entrepreneurs and play games to hone your business skills.
How do I apply? Can I apply as part of a group?
Application must be submitted online. Please submit one preliminary application and 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. Each child will receive a Certification of Participation but if any business wins a monetary award these monies will be split amongst all owners for that.
What is on the application?
The application asks kids to think through some simple, but important elements of their business: After you submit the 1-minute video explaining your business, cost then complete the questions below,
- What product or service do you plan to sell?
- What price will you charge for each product/service? How much will each product/service cost you?
- How will you pay for your startup costs? If someone is helping you with your startup costs, how will you pay that person back?
- How will you advertise/market your business before the fair?
- At the end of the fair, how will you determine if your business was a success?
What if someone else has the same business idea?
Two slime businesses? Not a problem but we will try to keep all alike businesses to 3 Max. In general, we will let market forces play out, though we will let later entries know if another applicant has a similar idea so the later entrant can decide what to do.
How will the fair be set up?
The fair will be an indoor event. Each business will be provided with a 6' table, 1 chair per entrepreneur and 1 for each parent in attendance. (Example: 2 kidpreneurs + 2 parents attending= 4 chairs total). Decorations, tablecloths, backdrops display etc. must be provided and can be as simple or elaborate as you'd like. We are only able to accommodate a very limited access to electricity so it's on a first come, first serve request.
Will electricity be available?
We are only able to accommodate a very limited access to electricity so it's on a first come, first serve request.
What are the rules?
This event is designed to give children the experience of selling a product or service that they have created and market. If a parent is found selling or promoting a child’s product or service, their child’s business will be disqualified from the competition.
Parents of younger children may sit in the booth, but the children should be responsible for set up, customer interaction, and sales.
Parents may help their child fill out the application, but we expect the children to do as much as possible by themselves.
How did the Liberty County Children’s Business Fair get started?
I am also a successful entrepreneur and the owner of Sign Gypsies Hinesville & Envy My Vacations Travel Agency. I am passionate about teaching and empowering children to realize the value of their creative talents and learn the business aspects of creating, marketing and selling their work as an entrepreneur in a practical and fun way.
Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy
The Liberty County Children's Business Fair does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin and admits and gives all hosts and participants access to the same rights, privileges, programs and