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The Southport-Oak-Island Area Youth Business Fair is a new event in 2019.
The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, North Brunswick Chamber and the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce a Tri-Chamber collaboration of the Building Brunsco Kids Expo.
The Brunswick County Chamber piloted the Building Brunsco Kids Expo on August 25th, 2018 after eight months of planning and preparation. A pop-up shop for youth ages seven to eighteen, the event is modeled after a business expo in which the youth vendors sell their product or service.
The introduction of this new event was brought to Brunswick County to provide a forum for the next generation of entrepreneurs to showcase their passions and talents. Applicants create a product or service, develop the brand, and then market and sell it at the event. They run the booths without adult assistance ensuring they practice skills necessary for professional and personal growth such as creative and critical thinking, math and communication skills.
Chamber Presidents, Shannon Viera, Brunswick County Chamber, Dana Fisher, North Brunswick Chamber and Karen Sphar, Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber have come together to take that next step by providing multi-location opportunities for the youth to get involved in the event. Beginning in 2019, each Chamber will host a like event in their area of the county - North Brunswick in the Spring, Brunswick County Chamber continuing in Summer and Southport-OakIsland Area in late Fall with a tie in to Shop Local Saturday in November.
The Southport-Oak Island Youth Business Fair will be held on Saturday, November 23rd. Details coming soon.
This event is sponsored by Acton Academy & Acton Children's Business Fair.
What is the Youth Business Fair?
How many businesses will you accept?
Where should I begin?
How do I apply? Can I apply as part of a group?
What is on the application?
- What product or service do you plan to sell?
- What price will you charge for each product/service? How much will each product/service cost you?
- How will you pay for your startup costs? If someone is helping you with your startup costs, how will you pay that person back?
- How will you advertise/market your business before the fair?
- At the end of the fair, how will you determine if your business was a success?
What if someone else has the same business idea?
How will the fair be set up?
Will electricity be available?
What are the rules?
How did the Acton Children’s Business Fair get started?
Jeff and Laura Sandefer and a few other families wanted to spark a sense of wonder and entrepreneurship in their children so they created the first Acton Children’s Business Fair in Austin, Texas, in 2007. That year, there were seven entrepreneurs and around 25 attendees. Now, there are over 115 entrepreneurs and 1,500 attendees at the Acton Children's Business Fair in Austin.
How did the Southport-Oak Island Youth Business Fair get started?
Southport-Oak Island Area Youth Business Fair is one of three youth driven expos/fair in Brunswick County. The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce organizes the November Youth Business Fair in Southport, North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce organizes a May event in Leland and Brunswick County Chamber organizes a August event in Holden Beach.
The introduction of this new event was brought to Brunswick County to provide a forum for the next
generation of entrepreneurs to showcase their passions and talents.
For more information contact Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce (910) 457-6964