Kid Business Fair 2024
Kosciusko's Largest Kid Business fair has been running strong for many years. Designed to give kids the opportunity to learn about owning and operating their own business, and selling a product/service. Kiddos are encouraged to come up with a an idea, make it themselves or provide a service and earn money. Parents are encouraged to be lesson givers, supportive helpers and silent partners. The entry fee MUST have been earned through the child's business OR borrowed from an investor (parent/ assisting adult) with the expectation that it will be repaid in a timely manner. Parents of younger children may sit in their space, but the children are to be responsible for the setup, sales and interacting with the customers.
As with all businesses it's important to give back to your community. Consider choosing an organization that you can give a portion of your profits to (Cancer Society, Humane Shelter, Food Pantry, Kehoe Kids Project, etc.) Perhaps place a collection container in your space and let your customers help support your chosen charity.
Registration is $15 per person (If there is a business with partners please register both young entrepreneurs. Registration includes a booth space, one table and two chairs. One booth space per business.
Registration must be completed by March 1st, 2024 to participate. Shirts will be available on a first come first serve basis. Cash prizes will be awarded in each grade division for:
Highest business potential.
Most original idea.
Grade divisions are:
Young Entrepreneur Information (Vendor)
Now that you have registered, here's what you need to know:
Your booth space will depend on location. We will have 8' tables and 6' tables. Depending on location, some space may not be as deep as others, but we are doing our best to keep store front footage the same. We will do our best to give everyone an 8' table. You are welcome to bring your own table. If you plan to bring your own table, or could bring your own, please respond to this email and let us know immediately. You will DEFINITELY want to bring a table covering of some sort. Due to the size of our event, we will have tables from many organizations. We will do our best to provide two chairs at each space. You are welcome to bring your own chair.
ALL BUSINESS OWNERS and PARENTS MUST PARK IN THE CHURCH OF GOD PARKING LOT. As a business owner, it is important that you have space for all your customers to park. You are welcome to drop/unload items at any of our entrances, but you will need to move immediately to accommodate other vendors and ultimately shoppers. The north door (This is the door by the outside basketball courts.) will be unlocked for entrance after walking across the street. The large glass doors on 13 will be locked, please use the doors on the north side of the building.
Set up will begin on Friday at 6pm and again Saturday at 7am. All business owners/vendors need to be set up and ready to go by 10am on Saturday. Community Center doors will open to shoppers at 10am sharp. Please plan accordingly. All booth spaces will be assigned by the event director and NWCC director. There is a method to the madness, your spot will be your spot, please do not swap spots when you arrive.
Operating your business:
Each young entrepreneur is responsible for their business. We have found over the years, the businesses that do best are the businesses where the kiddos are doing the work, and talking to the shoppers. This is a great opportunity, and we look forward to watching each of our businesses be kid operated.
Don't forget change...many people will be shopping with cash. It may be wise to have a cash box of some sort. Plan ahead and make sure to start your cash box with plenty of cash to make change.
It is not a requirement, but is encouraged to select a non-profit to support with your business. MOST business owners will tell you that they support a special mission. Sometimes it's local and sometimes it's something close to their heart. Our community would not have places like North Webster Community Center without local businesses supporting it. Consider selecting a cause or local non profit to support with a small portion of your earnings. There will be red Riley Children's Hospital buckets at the main office if you would like to support collect on behalf of Riley.
Attitude is everything:
We know you have all worked very hard, make sure to have a smile on your face and a good attitude in mind. This will be a great day. We are all so excited for you and have also worked very hard to make this day special. Please let us know if we can help.
If you have more questions please email: email@example.com
Want to be a KBF Sponsor
This event is so important to our community youth. We have watched several of our kids return year after year and then carry their passion of running a business into the high school. This event could not happen without our local sponsors.
Each youth entrepreneur will receive a free t-shirt, and special surprise from the North Webster Tippecanoe Township Chamber of Commerce. Please look at the sponsor levels below and consider supporting this special event for our kids!
$1-49 Your donation is greatly appreciated regardless of amount
$50-99 Name on all printed advertising material (except t-shirt*)
$100-249 Name on all printed advertising material including t-shirt*
$250 & up; above All of the above + a banner displayed @ event in gymnasium
*Note: The t-shirt mentioned above is given to each of the young entrepreneurs.
Sponsors in the amount of $100+ will be printed on shirt.
SPONSORSHIP DEADLINE FOR PRINT MATERIALS IS: February 16th, 2024!!!
If you are ready to sponsor this event. Click the, "Ready to Sponsor KBF" Button. Then fill out the donation form. Be sure to click the "KBF Sponsorship" Option. Please be sure to leave your email so we can contact you about your logo or name you would like displayed.