Join us on Saturday, May 21st at the Mall in Columbia!!

Join us for the first annual Howard County Children’s Business Fair at the Mall in Columbia. Enjoy free admission and shop with kidpreneurs. Be ready to be amazed by the ingenuity and work ethic of these young scholars putting their minds to work and hiring THEMSELVES!

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Spartek Academy: An Acton Academy will co-host the 1st Annual Howard County Children’s Business Fair this spring! Spartek Academy students along with young business people from Howard County, Baltimore, DC, Virginia and beyond will join us for this exciting one-day event. The event will be held at the Mall at Columbia on Saturday, May 21, 2022, 1 pm – 4 pm.

At the Howard County Children’s Business Fair, kids will create a product or service, develop a brand, build a marketing strategy, and then open for customers at this one-day marketplace. The children are responsible for the setup, sales, and interacting with customers, and any parent seen selling to the customer or promoting the child’s product will result in disqualification from the competition.

More about the Children’s Business Fair

This event is sponsored by Spartek Academy: An Acton Academy, the Baltimore Children’s Business Fair, Acton Academy, and the generous support of our donors and volunteers.  We all believe that principled entrepreneurs are heroes and role models for the next generation.
Whether an entrepreneur is famous like Elon Musk or Oprah Winfrey or they are one of the thousands of unsung business owners across this country, these are the people who make sacrifices to innovate, create jobs and serve their communities.

A previous competitor from 2009, Makaila Ulmer of Bee Sweet Lemonade, was once a participant in the Acton Children’s Business Fair.  Mikaila’s Bee Sweet Lemonade is now sold in Whole Foods Market across the country as a result of her young business savvy.

Whether an entrepreneur is famous, like Elon Musk or Oprah Winfrey, or one of the thousands of unsung business owners across this country, these entrepreneurs are the people who make sacrifices to innovate, create jobs, and serve their communities.