Observe the opportunity for the next generation to launch their very own startup business!
These "kidpreneurs" develop a brand, create a product or service, build a marketing strategy, and open for customers at our one-day marketplace.
We all believe that principled entrepreneurs are heroes and role models for the next generation.
The Children's Business Fair is open to all families who want their child (ages 5-17) to have the opportunity to:
- Make something with his or her own hands
- Sell it (safely) to a stranger
- Experience the freedom (and responsibility) of having a little extra spending money as a reward
Cash prizes will be awarded for Best Presentation, Most Original, and Highest Business Potential, as determined by local entrepreneur judges.
Applications will close on January 19, 2024!
Booth Reservation Fee
It is $25 to reserve a booth. This helps cover the costs of hosting each booth and ensures participating families have some "skin in the game." Plus, the kidpreneurs could consider $25 as startup costs that they must pay their parents back. The fee must be paid within seven days of applying; applications with unpaid reservation fees will be denied, and interested kidpreneurs must reapply.
If you can’t use PayPal, email us at email@example.com for alternative payment options. Anyone whose application was rejected will be refunded.
The number one reason we reject applications is giving bad contact information or not responding to our confirmation emails. If we cannot contact you to confirm participation, we will assume that you’re no longer participating and withdraw your application.
The week of January 15-19, we will reach out to all the applicants to confirm participation via the email address provided. If you do not confirm participation, your space will be forfeited, and you will not be eligible for a refund for your booth fee.
Every booth is required to have a 10'x10' canopy tent. The fair will only provide one table and two chairs for every business. Families must bring their tents if they want one.
The fair host has 15 canopy tents that can be rented for $10 each (in addition to the booth fee). It is first come, first serve — those who are first to fill out an application AND pay the booth deposit will be given priority.
We recommend looking for Ozark Trail canopies
at Walmart if you want to buy one of your own, or a kidpreneur could ask a local business if they'd be willing to sponsor your booth by providing one. Your young entrepreneurs could even count it as a startup cost they must pay back to their “investors.”
Acton Academy Port St. Lucie
is the host of CBF. ActonPSL is a learner-driven education that guides each child on a journey to discover a calling and change the world.
CBF 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.
If you have any questions, you can visit www.actonpsl.org, call (772) 237-0377, or email firstname.lastname@example.org