Learning entrepreneurial skills at a young age can lead to many successful endeavours growing up so it is great to see kids taking action at a new kids fair.


CEO and founder of Kids Zone, Raygen Magiera, helped initiate her son’s idea of having a kid’s entrepreneurial day during the school holidays. She says her 12-year-old son Conor came up with the idea to during the holidays as a way to keep busy and make a bit of pocket money.

In just four days they managed to put together ‘The Little Entrepreneur Kids Fair’ and it was a success. The fair is now being set up once again for the next set of school holidays coming in September/October. Raygen said the day is free for children to join in.

This gives kids an opportunity to think of creative ways to build a small business, which will teach them a number of helpful skills and maybe even blossom into a long-term project that can help them earn money for university or any number of goals they can think up.

Raygen said that while parent participation is encouraged, the bulk of the work should be left up to the kids. This will be yet another learning lesson about life after school. She drew up an easy to use business plan for the children and within days they had amazing business ideas.

At the market, children sold sweets and toys, baked goods, vegetable, used books and so many other marvellous items. The next fair will definitely be one to watch out for as these clever kids have lots more time to plan and prep.

If you would like for information about The Little Entrepreneur Kids Fair keep an eye on the Kids Zone Facebook page here. It will be based in Cape Town so if you have any ideas about starting one in your area, contact them at the above link as well.

Sources: LeadSA
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