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Kidpreneurs given head start at Commercenter’s Biz Kids

There was a time when the word “business” was just synonymous to adults working the daily grind. Today, when you go online, there’s a long list of young, self-made millionaires who made it big as kid entrepreneurs. Although stories of successful child entrepreneurs are no longer uncommon, they still never fail to amaze most grownups because of the degree of creativity, determination, courage and business acumen these kidpreneurs have had at an early age.

Commercenter Alabang, the premier lifestyle hub in Alabang, is extending a hand to budding young entrepreneurs through its upcoming Biz Kids Expo this July 28 and 29, 2018. The weekend bazaar will provide an avenue for aspiring child entrepreneurs to turn their million-dollar business ideas into an actual business venture.
The Biz Kids Expo is a one-of-a-kind marketplace that will bring together products, wares, and services that have either been carefully crafted or sourced out by young entrepreneurs. More than just a venue to sell and showcase their merchandise, the expo aims to encourage the spirit of innovation, as well as share the value of entrepreneurship and responsible financing to children as young as five to 12 years old.
“Biz Kids is a start-up incubator for kids where they can learn discipline, hard work, and basic business administration principles. We’re very excited to see how each Biz Kid enterprise will succeed. But more importantly were more excited to see how this activity will inspire and solidify each child entrepreneur’s potential,” said Leslie Tagle-Dinglasan, AVP for marketing of Commercenter Alabang.
Similar to setting up an actual business, the participating kids at the Biz Kids expo were selected based on their project proposals, uniqueness of their product/s, and product presentation.
In collaboration with CMA Mental Arithmetic, kid entrepreneurs were taught how to cost products and compute for revenue using basic mental math techniques and an abacus. The La Vie Institute, on the other hand, trained kids on how to present themselves to prospective customers, and initiate good customer interaction.
“A lot of established businessmen had a head start by selling food and other goods at a young age. Some of their skills, such as interacting with customers and having a pulse for what the market needs, were most likely honed in their youth. That said, children have such a huge potential. They are wonderful innovators; their courage and creativity, should be cultivated to help them reach their full potential,” Tagle-Dinglasan added.
To further encourage participants, Commercenter will provide the exhibit venue for free to all Biz Kids participants. This will enable young business owners to keep all the proceeds of their sales, which they can then use for future business ventures.
Exceptional Biz Kids entrepreneurs will also be given awards on the last day of the fair. These include Most Innovative Biz, Most Visited Booth/Crowd Favorite, Best Booth Design, Creative Marketing, and Sales Genius.
Support budding entrepreneurs by dropping by Biz Kids this July 28 and 29, 2018 at the Activity Center of Commercenter in Alabang.
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