Children’s Business Fair forms due Jan. 13

The Maryville Public Library  invites all youth ages eight through high school, who might be interested in creating a product or service and earning a profit, to participate in our first Nodaway County Children’s Business Fair, March 10 from 10am-2pm.  Applications will be due January 13, 2018.

For the fair, kids create a product or service, develop a brand, build a marketing strategy, and then open for customers for a one-day marketplace. The children are responsible for the setup, sales, and interacting with customers.

The kids will be mentored along the way. Kids can be solo entrepreneurs or be part of a team of up to three youth. Students younger than 8 can be a part of the team as apprentices, but must have someone 8 or older as the lead.

Prizes will be awarded for various categories and will include some cash prizes among others.

Below are the forms that you will need to get started. Remember, the application deadline is January 13!

Business Plan

Children’s Business Fair Application (1)Children’s Business Fair FAQ (1)

Children’s Business Fair Application (1)

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Argo at 660-582-5281 or email

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