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Young entrepreneurs to showcase products and brands this weekend at Courthouse Square

Among the various product ideas that these young entrepreneurs will have on on display includes crafts, art, slime, jewelry, handbags, and more.
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Young girl making crafts

Young entrepreneurs will get the opportunity to show off their brands and products at the bi-annual Acton Children's Business Fair, which will be making its return to the downtown Courthouse Square of Redwood City on Saturday. 

In total, there will be 65 local children — between the ages of five and sixteen — participating in the event. Among the various product ideas that these young entrepreneurs will have on display includes crafts, art, slime, jewelry, handbags, and more.

The event will take place between 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Acton Academy Silicon Valley (AASV), the educational organization that is sponsoring the event, says that the participants in the business fair have all worked to develop their brands, create products, build marketing strategies, engage customers, design their booths, price their items at a fair market price, as well calculate material costs and labor in preparation for the event. 

The event will give participants the opportunity to learn some valuable entrepreneurial lessons, as well as potentially learn how to make a profit, while showing off their creative ideas. 

Some of the fair's young entrepreneurs have also promised to give a percentage of the proceeds from their sales to charity, according to the event press release.

The Acton Children's Business Fair started back in 2020 and is sponsored by AASV, which is a new K-8 microschool that is located in Belmont, California. 

AASV offers 21st-century education to its learners in a self-directed environment that aims to prepare its learners to become independent, global citizens that are prepared for the real world, according to the AASV website.

While AASV says that the majority of the event's entrepreneurs attend an Acton school, the bi-annual fair is open to anyone under the age of 18. The next Acton Children's Business Fair after the Oct. 15 event is set to take place in Spring 2023. Interested participants can register on the AASV website.

Tickets for the Acton Children's Business Fair are completely free and can be reserved here.