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CKF at GC Demo DayFor most kids the summer school holidays are about sun, surf and fun, but for some KIDPRENEURS they are also about tapping their entrepreneurial spirit to help them start their own businesses.

This week, more than 300 KIDPRENEURS across Queensland and New South Wales will be given the opportunity to start their own micro-business.

The Budding Business Brains workshops, delivered by the Club Kidpreneur Foundation in partnership with Westfield, will be held at Parramatta, Burwood, Mount Druitt and Warringah Mall in New South Wales and Helensvale in Queensland on Thursday 21 January and Friday 22 January, providing entertaining and educational school holiday fun.

Club Kidpreneur Founder and Patron Creel Price said the school holiday program is another great way for kids to experience entrepreneurship.

“Our mission is to inspire 10,000 kidpreneurs across Australia each year by exposing them to entrepreneurship. What better way to capture their imagination and heart than during the school holidays when many kids are already coming up with their own ideas to make some extra pocket money,” he said.

“Our partnership with Westfield to run the Budding Business Brains workshops in Centre means more kids can experience starting a business – being able to sell in a high-traffic retail setting at market day is a powerful way to teach kids critical business skills and inspire that entrepreneurial spirit.”   

The innovative and interactive three-hour Budding Business Brains workshop teaches kids how to create a business concept, name and logo, and design a product prototype, customer service and handling money; culminating with kids selling their products back at Westfield Centre in a retail setting two weeks after the workshop.

Budding Business Brains is based on Club Kidpreneur’s entrepreneurship education program which has run in over 500 primary schools across Australia inspiring more than 8000 kids to start 10,000 micro-businesses.

The program develops a range of life skills such as resilience, confidence, financial literacy, creativity, dealing with failure and motivation. As well as how you can use business for good as kidpreneurs donate 50% of their profit to charity.

The workshops commence at 9:30am, 1pm and 4:30pm on Thursday 21 January and 9:30am and 1pm on Friday 22 January. The cost is $16 and provides kidpreneurs with a business backpack full of items to get them started. Online bookings can be made through or at the workshop location at Westfield centres. Spaces are limited.

For more information contact: Gemma Alker, Club Kidpreneur, mobile 0408 776 531

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