Mall to host young entrepreneurs at Kids, Inc. day
Published 11:43 am Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Central Mall will host young entrepreneurs during its fourth annual Kids, Inc. day on Saturday, July 25, from 1 to 6 p.m.
Young people between the ages of 6 and 15 will set up their own “stores” in Central Mall’s Grand Court to learn about business, make money, and most of all: have FUN.
“We encourage creativity and salesmanship from our young entrepreneurs,” said Jodie Galloway, Marketing and Specialty Leasing Manager at Central Mall, adding that Kids, Inc. participants can create something from scratch, offer a service, or sell a product bought from a wholesaler.
“Businesses are expected to have minimal parental involvement and products vary from hand painted canvass art and personalized gifts to toys and animal puppets. This year, shoppers will encounter an assortment of businesses offering handmade items that range from cell phone holders made from LEGOs to short stories written by a twelve year old boy with Aspergers.
They can also take a break from shopping and enjoy lemonade, tea and cupcakes! Storeowners keep all of their profits and they truly get to experience the joys and demands – and yes, even the occasional frustrations – of owning and running a business,” Galloway added.
To qualify for the event, each participant was required to submit their business idea on Central Mall’s Facebook page. The mall’s Facebook fans then voted on their favorite ideas and the top twenty businesses won the opportunity to set up shop for a day in Central Mall. Each selected business received a free Kids, Inc. t-shirt and survival kit.
For more information on Central Mall’s Kids, Inc. event, call (409) 727-5592, ext. 303 or visit www.Facebook.com/CentralMallPortArthur.