Youth and Entrepreurship: A Perfect Combination

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Inventions Thought to be Impossible

We only have to look around us to fathom what people thought when these inventors pitched their ideas. Ideas such as the very thing that many of us can’t live without:  cellular phones.  How about online shopping? That’ll never work, right?  Don’t tell Jeff Bezos. Although Bezos didn’t invent online shopping, he had a vision that ultimately landed him on this list. I don’t even think that I have to add to this list here because by now, you realize that nearly everything that comes to mind was likely thought to be impossible (except to the person that had the vision and was willing to take the risk).  So what does all of this have to do with kids and entrepreneurship?

Kids Are Willing to Take the Risk

Many kids are fearless or at least appear to be so and that’s the main reason that getting them to grasp the concept of entrepreneurship early in life is such a grand idea.  Why?  Why that’s why.  Kids never ever run out of things to ask “why” something is, does, has, or had.  It’s that inquisitiveness that leads to creativity and innovation.

Adults sometimes take the position that something is impossible or not feasible simply because they can’t see the possibility.  Kids, on the other hand, create entire concepts in their heads and oftentimes adults simply just can’t convince them that something is not possible.  You really gotta love that about kids and admittedly, I wish adults could be as brave as kids and dare to dream the perceived impossible.

Kids are willing to take risks that adults have grown to fear.  And that, in a nutshell, is why youth and entrepreneurship is a match made in heaven.  It takes the determination of a kid to seek out answers to endless questions of why.  It takes a can do attitude to start a business and not even fathom that they can’t do it.  All they know is that they want to do it and unless you deter them, they don’t see any reason why it can’t be done.

The Metro Birmingham Children’s Business Fair is the perfect vehicle for your kids to launch their business.  They have a captive audience of attendees that come to support them, encourage them to keep going, buy their products and share with others how amazing and amazingly creative the kids are.

Not a Rocket Scientist?  No Problem.

Kids participating in the fair don’t have to invent the next best thing since ice cream. They simply have to have an idea for a business and make it happen.  Whether it is a product or a service; a big idea or small is immaterial.  They can sell finger paintings like Joshua Finley did at the April 21, 2018 MBCBF.  How about get a cotton candy machine like Tyler Mays, and sell cotton candy. Madilyn Cunningham sold slime and bows.

Kids can gain valuable experience and it all starts with them completing an application for the October 6th fair.

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