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Could a Local 10-Year-Old Have the Next Big Product?

On Saturday, March 14, 2019 from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM, the third annual Richmond Children’s Business Fair will host young entrepreneurs at the Dewey Gottwald Center located at the Science Museum of Virginia. This event is free and open to the public.

Youth ages five to seventeen create a product or service, develop a brand, build a marketing strategy, and then open for customers at this one-day marketplace. The children are responsible for the setup, sales, and interacting with customers, and any parent seen selling to the customer or promoting the child’s product will result in disqualification from the competition. 

This year’s event is presented by the Youth Business Exchange and the Metropolitan Business League who all believe that principled entrepreneurs are heroes and role models for the next generation. The Richmond Children’s Business Fair is part of the initiative of the Acton Children’s Business Fair sponsored by the Acton School of Business and the Acton Academy from Acton, Texas.  

Whether an entrepreneur is famous, like Elon Musk or Oprah Winfrey, or one of the thousands of unsung business owners across this country, these entrepreneurs are the people who make sacrifices to innovate, create jobs, and serve their communities. 

“Today’s youth are tomorrow’s business innovators and leaders. The Children’s Business Fair gives students the opportunity to spread their entrepreneurial wings and get a head start on promising business careers,” said Jeff Sandefer, founder of the Acton School of Business, one of the sponsors of the fair. 

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