I wrote about the Raleigh Children's Business Fair, which will be at North Hills next month. It's designed for young entrepreneurs to showcase their products and services and learn some business skills along the way.
There's another fair that's coming up this weekend. The Triangle Children's Business Fair is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, at Park West Village in Morrisville. The event will feature a variety of "kidpreneurs," ages 6 to 14 - from a jewelry maker to a photographer and a variety of artists, who have been featured on the event's Facebook page.
Two local moms are organizing the Morrisville event. Monica Goodson of Apex has one son. Rupal Nishar of Morrisville has two kids. Goodson is founder of North Carolina Children's Events, which is an education and entertainment events company. The fair is the venture's inaugural event.
"My reason for bringing the business fair to the area is to give budding young entrepreneurs a platform to showcase their ideas, inventions, goods and services in a safe forum," Goodson tells me. "I am a strong believer and supporter of exposing children to entrepreneurship at a young age."
Nishar is marketing director at Men in Kilts and Veekas and enjoys working with kids.
"As a community, we need to invest in the next generation of leaders," she tells me. "Getting children involved in entrepreneurship programs at a young age will help inspire them to become the architects of their own future."
The two hope to make the fair, which, like the Raleigh event, is part of a national network of children's business fairs, an annual event. All of the slots have been filled to sell items in the farmers' market-like fair, but they would love lots of shoppers to come out to support these kids.
The event's Facebook page has more information.