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Date and Time
Sat, November 9, 2019.
3402 N 56th St, Phoenix, AZ 85018, USA
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Ready to have the experience of a lifetime?
Observe the opportunity for children to launch their very own startup business!
Kids develop a brand, create a product or service, build a marketing strategy, and then open for customers at our one-day marketplace. This opportunity is for kids in Kindergarten - 8th grade. Sorry but we do not accept high school students.
We will host 125 booths at the 5th annual event at Arcadia Park on November 9, 2019 from 10 am – 1 pm.
You will be amazed at what kids can do! Please come out to support the kids on Saturday Nov 9!
ARIZONA CHILDREN'S BUSINESS FAIR SATURDAY: November 9, 2019 Open to public: 10am – 1pm
WHERE: Arcadia Park 3402 N. 56th Street Phoenix, AZ 85018 Southwest Corner of Indian School & 56th Street See Parking Map below
SUMMARY: Join us as children ages 6-13 launch and run their very own businesses. Kids develop a brand, create a product or service, build a marketing strategy, and then open for business on Saturday November 9!
We always need volunteers so please go to our Sign Up Genius link HEREto sign up for the day of the fair!
This event is sponsored by Acton Academy, the Acton School of Business and the generous support of our donors and volunteers. We all believe that principled entrepreneurs are heroes and role models for the next generation.
Whether an entrepreneur is famous like Elon Musk or 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.
The Acton Children’s Business Fair inspires children to discover their inner entrepreneur. The largest entrepreneurship event for kids in North America, this one-day market gives children the opportunity to showcase their very own businesses.
How many businesses will you accept?
We will accept up to 125 businesses. This opportunity is for kids in Kindergarten - 8th grade. Sorry but we do not accept high school students.
Where should I begin?
Check out our cool video with inspiring stories about other young entrepreneurs. Then begin to prepare your product or services. We'll hold a Pitch Night on Oct 26 from 6-8pm where kids will receive real advice on how to "pitch their products" and how to prepare for the big day! Pitch Night details are posted on the main site.
How do I apply? Can I apply as part of a group?
Application must be submitted online. 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.
What is on the application?
The application asks kids to think through some simple, but important elements of their business:
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 cupcake businesses? Not a problem. 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 a tented outdoor event with booths. Each business will be given a booth with an 6-foot table, full-cover tenting, and 2 chairs. Table cloths will not be provided.
What is the entrance fee?
The booth fee will be $20 per booth (not per child) and it will be an extra $5 per booth for electricity. Please note that entrepreneurs will not be able to play music in their booths this year. We appreciate everyone's cooperation!
Will electricity be available?
Yes, we are able to accommodate businesses requiring electricity. It will be an additional $5 per booth for electricity.
This event is designed to give children the experience of selling a product or service. 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.
This opportunity is for kids in Kindergarten - 8th grade. Sorry but we do not accept high school students.
How did the Acton Children’s Business Fair get started?
Jeff and Laura Sandefer and a few other families wanted to spark a sense of wonder and entrepreneurship in their children so they created the first Acton Children’s Business Fair in Austin, Texas, in 2007. That year, there were seven entrepreneurs and around 25 attendees. Now, there are over 115 entrepreneurs and 1,500 attendees at the Acton Children's Business Fair in Austin.
We are a team of passionate entrepreneurs, teachers, mentors, and parents, who want our children to learn about entrepreneurship in a practical and fun way.
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