The Tampa Children’s Business Fair is a non-profit business/craft fair where all the business owners are local children! Our one-day events are a culmination of ideas and hard work from great young minds in our community. Our “KIDPRENEURS,” ages 6-16, develop a brand, create a product or service, build a marketing strategy, plan the cost of goods and pricing, and then open for customers at our fair. We invite the community to shop and support these creative and driven children as they learn beginning business strategies and experience the process of entrepreneurship.
Each fair includes a Business Competition portion where the Kidpreneurs can win awards and prizes! Local business owners volunteer to be judges and score each booth during the fair. When the shopping time at the fair concludes, we have an awards ceremony where each age group has a winner for “Best Presentation,” “Most Creative Idea,” and “Highest Business Potential.”
December 11, 2022
Land O' Lakes Recreation Center
Thank you to our amazing sponsors!
Our August 6th fair was extra special because of you ❤️
Why It's Important to Introduce Entrepreneurship to Kids
Children are naturally creative and curious! We want to help embrace these essential traits and channel them into an entrepreneurial mindset that can help them develop skills such as:
*A self-starting work ethic- Kids develop a brand, create a product or service, build a
marketing strategy, and then open for customers at our one-day marketplace. They plan
and execute their own business at every level, which allows them to understand the
importance of hard work, take responsibility, and gain confidence in the next challenge.
*An improved love of learning- Our educational resources can teach children lessons
about entrepreneurship and help them develop and grow their businesses at their own
*A growth mindset allows kids to believe their abilities and skills can develop over time
and lead to success. They have a desire to keep learning, see challenges as opportunities
for growth rather than permanent setbacks, and build resilience and resourcefulness
when faced with a challenge.
*Effective face-to-face communication with customers and community members in a
supportive, fun, and safe environment.
*Confidence and a feeling of accomplishment when they sell their items at our business
fairs and see how much money their hard work and dedication made them!
The long-term benefits of childhood entrepreneurship:
Exposure to entrepreneurial concepts like focus, determination, and resiliency in the face of
disappointment can help them think creatively and use problem-solving skills in everyday life. But the benefits of these skills and growth mindset stay with them into adulthood, whether or not they continue as entrepreneurs. As adults, they will be empowered to use critical thinking to work through challenges confidently and to have the courage and self-esteem to choose their own path in the global new-age economy of the 21st century.
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