Do you remember when you were young and you wanted a few extra dollars? You’d beg your parents for some lemonade mix, a pitcher of water and within a matter of minutes, you had yourself a lemonade stand. You’d make $1 or $2. Those were the good old days.
Now it’s time to pass that experience on to your kids. We are hosting the DSM Kids in Biz event April 29, 2018 to provide area kids with an opportunity to experience entrepreneurship for themselves, in a safe environment. Led by local entrepreneurs Kathleen Riessen and Nora Crosthwaite, this event gives kids an opportunity to create a real product, sell it, track their profit and learn from their experience.
“My kids are always asking me about my businesses and how they can start their own. I thought this would be a good opportunity to help them and other kids see how businesses work at a really fundamental level,” says Riessen, mom to three boys, owner of KathleenRiessen.com, owner of Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping in Beaverdale, Waukee and West Des Moines – EP True and Farrell’s Martial Arts.
Each registered entrepreneur will be assigned a booth. The entreprenuer makes their product at home and comes prepared to sell around 20-25 items. All items are welcome except for liquids and items with nuts. Each item should be priced at $10 or less.
The fair runs from 1-3p.m. in the Farrell’s Waukee parking lot, 215 N. Warrior Lane, Waukee – across from the YMCA. The cost of a booth is $8 if registered by March 30 and $12 after March 30. Net proceeds from the event will be donated to a local charity selected by the entrepreneurs at registration.
“We are only accepting 30 entrepreneurs at this fair so if you are considering registering, do it soon,” says Crosthwaite, mom to a daughter and owner of Homes with Nora.