Acton's "Children's Business Fair" is a Family Affair

Many of you remember the moment when the entrepreneurship bug bit you. At "Children's Business Fair,” they believe that entrepreneurship starts young. At FDE, you may have noticed our push for work-life balance and family time. This is one type of event that allows for the best of the worlds! Encourage your entrepreneurial child, teach them the ropes, and get everyone in the family involved to help their new business. What a great a way to spend the summer together!

Read more below (or visit their website) about how you can join in the fun and learning…
And leave comments below if you’ve attended a Children’s Business Fair before :)


Ignite your child's entrepreneurial passions

With locations around the world, Acton’s Children's Business Fairs give kids the opportunity to be entrepreneurs -- boosting their confidence, teaching valuable lessons, and giving them an experience they will never forget.

  • Largest entrepreneurship event for kids in North America

  • Businesses created and launched entirely by children

  • One-day fairs happen around the world

Stories of Young Entrepreneurs

Looking for business ideas or just curious about other young entrepreneurs? Read these inspiring stories.

From Lemonade Stand to Lemonade Company

Mikaila Ulmer is CEO of Me & the Bees Lemonade, a company she launched at the Acton Children's Business Fair in Austin, Texas, when she was 4. Ulmer, now 10, bottles and sells BeeSweet Lemonade at Whole Foods and other stores in Austin and donates a portion of profits to the protection of honeybees. Ulmer appeared on Shark Tank in March 2015.

This 15-Year Old Innovator Reinvented Water

Carter Kostler wanted his mom to be able to drink her fruit-infused water on the go. So at age 13, he designed a bottle that would allow her to do just that. Now 15, Carter sells his Define Bottles online and in small stores. Of being an entrepreneur, he says, "It is important to know from the beginning that there are a lot of highs and lows and there is no such thing as overnight success. It takes a lot of hard work and you have to be strong to keep moving forward.

Meet the 11-Year-Old Who's Turning Surfboards into Jewelry

Kia‘i Tallett of Hawaii sells her handmade creations – knitted hats and cuffs, felt flowers, and resin rings – on Etsy and has this advice for budding business owners, “Find something you like to do or make, and make sure you really like it, not just the idea of it."

Entrepreneurship Games

Coffee Shop

Name your coffee shop, buy supplies, make the perfect brew, and set the price. Can you please your customers and make a profit?

Play Game

Price Point

At what price should you sell your product to customers? What if you have competitors?

Play Game

…and many more!

Visit their website for more great content like Business Ideas for Kids, Guide to Writing a Business Plan, etc.


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