Tallahassee Museum, 3945 Museum Drive, Tallahassee, 32310
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Ready to have the experience of a lifetime?
We're back for Fun4TallyKids' 2nd Annual Tallahassee Children's Business Fair!
Observe the opportunity for children to launch their very own startup business!
Kids ages 6-14 develop a brand, create a product or service, build a marketing strategy, and then open for customers at our one-day marketplace.
We will host an unlimited number of booths at the event at Tallahassee Museum on Saturday, May 18th from 8:30-11:30am.
Applications are due on Monday, May 6th. Applicants will be notified within one week of submitting their application whether or not they have been approved. There is no fee to enter, so only serious applicants need apply in order to avoid no-shows.
Prizes will be awarded by the guest judges in 2 categories... - age 6-11 and age 12-14: •Most Original Business Idea •Best Presentation/Use of Creativity *If there are multiple business owners at one booth, they will fall under the age category of the oldest participant.
There will be no entrance fee to the Museum during the hours of the event, so this will be truly FREE to attend by all. Be sure to invite friends and family to see your child's business in action!
Kids get to keep 100% of the money they make from their sales! Last year, most kids walked away with over $100! Something new this year... we want to promote the importance of giving back to the local community. Each child will be encouraged to choose a local charity to donate their choice of percentage of proceeds to.
A special workshop will be provided for registered kids in April so stay tuned! Offered and hosted by Domi Station, Tallahassee's own entrepreneur incubator, kids will have the chance to learn branding, digital marketing, and sales techniques from local business owners!
This event is hosted and sponsored by Fun4TallyKids.com, an online resource for families looking for things to do with and for their kids in the Tallahassee area.
Click here to see pictures from last year on our Facebook event.
The Acton Children’s Business Fair inspires ch ildren 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?
Where should I begin?
Start with our resources page by clicking HERE. 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 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.
Is there a cost to participate?
No, this year's event is completely FREE to participate AND attend!
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 located outside, so dress and prepare for weather in May. Each business will be given a 6-foot table. Table cloths will not be provided. We are not able to accommodate businesses requiring electricity. You may bring your own tent if you'd like, but a tent is not required.
Will electricity be available?
Unfortunately, we are not able to provide electricity to the booths.
What are the rules?
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 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 area.
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