- December shouldn't be just a time to spend excessive amounts of money on gifts. if you're a savvy Kiddo-preneur, you can have loads of fun earning your own Christmas shopping money!
- An exercise in entrepreneurship for young minds, this is a bazaar for kids, by kids! Children as young as 4-16 years old can get a booth and start their very own businesses. It's a place where kids can be entrepreneurs, even for just a day!
- Kiddo-preneur’s mission is to teach kids how to: Earn, Save, Invest and Donate to Charity.
- Through this exercise in entrepreneurship, kids learn the value of handwork and the importance of earning one's own money.
- Get a booth at the upcoming Kiddo-preneur Christmas Bazaar, December 9, 2012; Sunday at Alphaland Makati (EDSA corner Chino Roces Ext.; by Dasmarinas Village). A table and two chairs will be provided together with the booth.
- Redeemable from July 31, 2012 to September 30, 2012.
- Coupon holder is entitled to one (1) booth at The Kiddo-Preneur Christmas Bazaar
- Kiddo-preneur Christmas Bazaar will be held at Alphaland Makati (EDSA corner Chino Roces Ext.; by Dasmarinas Village) on Sunday, December 9, 2012 from 11am to 6pm.
- Booths are for kids ages 4-16 years old.
- Reservation is not required. Coupon holders will be contacted for their booths and instructions (via email or mobile)starting September 1, 2012
- Unlimited coupons per person
- Not valid with in conjunction with other promos/discounts
- For inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For reservations, please call (02) 889-9100 or (0917) 580-0216
8:30 AM to 5:30 PM, Mondays – Saturdays
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- TV5: Article
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- The Philippine Inquirer: Article
- The Philippine Star: Article
- GMA7: Video
- TV5: Video
- Magic 89.9: Video
- ANC Shop-Talk: Video
- Social News Network Rappler: Article
About the Deal
Money Matters and the Rise of the Kiddo-Preneur
By Maiki Oreta
Kids are in school for years and years learning about English, math, science, history, the arts, etc. from a battalion of teachers, but when it comes down to teaching kids about money, how to handle it, and how to make it grow, we their parents are pretty much all they’ve got…until they start learning about this on their own – though trial and error.
I think that the sooner they start trying, the sooner they start making their mistakes, the more equipped they’ll be as adults to face the greater challenges that come with financial freedom.
To this end, my six-year old daughter Brielle and I launched The Kiddo-preneur Bazaar – an exercise in entrepreneurship for young minds.
The first of its kind, it’s a place where kids can be entrepreneurs, even for just a day.
The Idea in its Infancy
The idea for this project came late last year, when Brielle was learning about the peso denominations in school. While helping her with her homework, I realized that she wasn’t interested in the lesson or about money in general.
Don’t get me wrong, she knew that money was important and that she needed it to buy her “so called essentials” (ice-cream, toys, carousel rides, candy) but beyond that, she just didn’t give a hoot.
So together, we decided that what she really needed was practical experience; the kind that comes with starting one’s own business.
Buckling Down to Work
Initially, the plan was for a little lemonade stand, something quick, easy to execute and temporary, but things soon took a shape of their own and eventually the business idea mushroomed into something much bigger.
Since we didn’t have a venue for this type of business, Brielle and I set one up, not just for her, but also for all the other kids out there that want to try their hand at entrepreneurship early on.
The Kidd-Preneur Bazaar #1
Our first foray into this took place last December 4th at The Rockwell Club in Makati. The turnout was astounding and the bazaar was jam-packed from start to finish loaded with hundreds of kid entrepreneurs, their families, and their friends.
It was great to see kids from different age groups setting up and decorating their booths, talking to customers, distributing change, and ultimately earning their own money!
One group of little boys in particular stood out. Their booth, “Cookies for a Cause” earned a cool P102,000.00 in sales that day! Mind you, they sold boxes of cookies worth P100.00 each for just about five hours. I guess customers just couldn’t resist their charms and the good nature of their business (they donated their proceeds to their chosen charity, CRIBS).
The kid entrepreneurs were so thrilled, so eager, so dedicated and by the end of the day, extremely tired. I even overheard one little boy say to his dad, “Dad, I’m so tired. Work is so hard. Now I understand why you are so tired when you come home and why sometimes you can’t make it home for dinner.” The dad looked as if his heart was about to melt and he gave his son a big pat on the back for a job well done.
Now, while Brielle my six-year old never asks me for money as blatantly as she used to, she still does ask money-oriented questions. These questions however, have taken an entirely different tone since she’s now conscious about price and whether or not the item she wants is indeed worth the amount it costs.
As a mom, I’m just happy that she now understands the value of hard work and that money doesn’t grow on trees!