Metro Birmingham Children’s Business Fair

What is the Children’s Business Fair

The Children’s Business Fair is the largest entrepreneurship event for kids in North America.  The local one-day Children’s Business Fair is a culmination of ideas and hard work from great young minds. Kids develop a brand, create a product or service, build a marketing strategy, and then open for customers at our one-day marketplace. Experience young minds marketing, selling, counting money and feeling accomplished!

The local Metro Birmingham Children’s Business Fair is hosted and co-organized by Brave, Inc.(a 501c3 Organization) and Renew Refresh Reset Your Life. The fair will be held at the Fairfield Civic Center (courtesy of the City of Fairfield, AL).

How did the Children’s Business Fair get started?

In 2007, Jeff and Laura Sandefer, along with a few other families, wanted to spark the sense of wonder and entrepreneurship in their children and the young children in their neighborhood. That year, there were SEVEN entrepreneurs and around 25 attendees. Now, there are over ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN entrepreneurs and 1400+ attendees.

What is the process & how can my child participate?

Young entrepreneurs first make an important decision: they hire themselves!

  • Then, you’ll need to complete an application for the Biz Savvy Kid to participate.
  • Once accepted (first come, first served), you’ll receive an email

In the acceptance email, there will complete details including this link to pay the registration fee (one registration per business).  In addition, you will receive a booklet to spark your children’s creative business acumen.  If your child can’t come up with an idea don’t worry, we’ll provide some ideas to get their creative juices flowing and we’ll provide guidance along the way.

Then on or before March 17, 2017, we’ll have a pre-event gathering for the entrepreneurs and their parents to learn about events leading up to and the day of the event.  We’ll provide info and answer questions about planning the children’s business at every level: product, service, marketing, accounting, cost of goods, pricing, etc. And in this process, they learn a sense of wonder, the importance of hard work, taking responsibility, and gaining confidence in the next challenge.

2018 Sponsors to Date

City of Fairfield, Alabama