Thank you for joining us at the Howard County CBF!!

The first annual Howard County Children’s Business Fair was held at the Mall in Columbia. Attendees enjoyed shopping with Spartek entrepreneurs in addition to kidpreneurs from around Howard County, Baltimore, DC, Virginia and beyond . Take a look at the fun we had below!

More about the HoCo CBF

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.