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June 25, 2024

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Children's Entrepreneur Markets

Entrepreneurial kids at a market in Texas.

Register Kids for Children’s Entrepreneur Markets

Got an innovative kids who'd like the chance to sell and earn from what they make? Read on!

Got an entrepreneurial kid who wants to sell products? Help them register now for upcoming Children’s Entrepreneur Markets. The award-winning program teaches kids about the power of entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership. For clarity, this is a sort of farmer’s market-type of experience for kids, the Children’s Entrepreneur markets (launched initially in 2017 in Utah), helped nearly 10,000 kids get their products sold, before expanding to 15 additional states. The opportunity launched in Tennessee in 2023.

This summer, kid markets will piggy back on markets already planned for our area. With the support of an area Market Manager (both before and during the markets), innovative kids choose what to sell, create booths with their products for the market, talk with customers and handle the money exchanges. And take note. Parents are discouraged from taking over, in fact, the rules include all of the ways parents need to not assist. Here are some opportunities coming this summer for kids.

Children’s Entrepreneur Market

Several local events will include child entrepreneur booths this summer:

• Simply Smyrna, Saturday, June 8, 2024 from 4 – 9:30 p.m. at Zama Park, 38 S Lowry St., Smyrna
Free to the public event with some booths including entrepreneurs ages 5 – 17.

Murfreesboro Saturday Market, Saturday, June 15, 2024 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. in downtown Murfreesboro at 120 E. Main St.
Free to the public event with some booths including entrepreneurs ages 5 – 17.

Second Saturday, Saturday, July 13, 2024 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at The Factory Columbia at 101 N James Campbell Blvd., in Columbia.
Free to the public event with some booths including entrepreneurs ages 5 – 17.

Kids interested in joining a market can learn how to prepare for market and register to sell their products here.




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Susan Swindell Day

Susan Day is the editor in chief for this award-winning publication and all-things Nashville Parent digital creative. She's also an Equity actress, screenwriter and a mom of four amazing kids.