Biz Fair

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May 21st 10am ~ 1pm

630 Adams Street, Wausau, WI

Are you a 6 to 12 year old with a business idea?

Join us for the Second Annual Acton Academy Wausau Children’s Business Fair. Where kids develop a brand, create a product or service, build a marketing strategy, and then open for customers at our one-day marketplace. Experience young minds marketing, selling, counting money and feeling accomplished!

A limited number of participant spots are still available to showcase your products at our Fair. Application deadline is 3pm April 29, 2016.

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Our children’s business fair experience features:

Unique creations made by local children

Cash awards for: 

Most Business Potential

Most Creative Idea

Most Impressive Presentation

Free admission

 
What you need to do:
  1. Download your application packet PDF Download
  2. Review the Children's Business Fair Rules 
    (also included in the application packet)
  3. Fill out the Children's Business Fair Application
  4. Submit your application no later than April 29th at 3pm via email to: bizfair@actonwausau.org or drop it off at Acton Academy Wausau, 630 Adams Street, Wausau, WI 54403
    1. Please submit the application page of the packet by either scanning, take a picture(s) or drop it off in person 
  5. Acton Academy Wausau will review the application and inform accepted children by Wednesday May 4th.
    1. A $10 participation fee will be charged to all accepted businesses on business fair day. 
  6. Create your product
  7. Attend the Children's Business Fair at Acton Academy Wausau, Saturday, May 21st 2016 10am ~ 1pm
  8. Check out the Children's Business Fair Event on Facebook
  9. Have fun!!
Could you invent the next big thing?

Bee Sweet Lemonade got it’s start at the Acton Academy Austin Children’s Business Fair. Young entrepreneur Mikaila Ulmer subsequently made a deal on Shark Tank — check it out! Her healthy lemonade uses locally sourced honey and a percentage of the profits from the sale of her lemonade goes to local and international organizations fighting to save the bees. Today,  BeeSweet Lemonade is buzzing off the shelves of Whole Foods Market nationwide.

 

History of CBF:
Founders of Acton Academy in Austin, Texas wanted to find a way to give their children a taste of being an entrepreneur —  their first Children’s Business Fair in 2007 had SEVEN entrepreneurs and around 25 attendees. Now, there are over 150 entrepreneurs and 1400+ attendees.
 
Our Fair’s participants plan their business at every level — product, service, marketing, accounting, cost of goods, pricing, etc.  — and, in this process, they learn a sense of wonder, the importance of hard work, taking responsibility, and gaining confidence in the next challenge.
 
Acton Academy Austin Children's Business Fair resources:
Websites:

Acton Academy Austin Children's Business Fair

Could your child invent the next big thing?
Bee Sweet Lemonade got it’s start at the Acton Academy Austin Children’s Business Fair. Young entrepreneur Mikaila Ulmer subsequently made a deal on Shark Tank — check it out! Her healthy lemonade uses locally sourced honey and a percentage of the profits from the sale of her lemonade goes to local and international organizations fighting to save the bees. Today,  BeeSweet Lemonade is buzzing off the shelves of Whole Foods Market nationwide.

Audio:

Hear more from Mr. Jeff Sandefer about the original Children’s Business Fair in this podcast interview, Nurturing Our Budding CEOs.

Sponsored by Acton Academy Wausau  Acton Academy (Austin, TX) and 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.