Calling all kid entrepreneurs

Dothan Children's Business Fair July 25th
2019 Dothan Children's Business Fair
2019 Dothan Children's Business Fair(Source: WTVY)
Published: Jul. 21, 2020 at 10:07 AM CDT
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Press Release: Acton Children’s Business Fair

DOTHAN, Ala. (PR) - Could a ten-year-old invent the next UBER? Find out at the Children’s Business Fair taking place in Dothan this Summer.

On Saturday, July 25, 2020, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, the 2nd Annual Dothan, Acton Children Business Fair will host 20 young entrepreneurs at the Wiregrass Commons Mall. This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  Last year the event hosted 17 Kid Entrepreneurs from the Wiregrass Area. Participants must be between the ages of 6 and 17.

In order to participate, children must 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. Any parent seen selling to the customer or promoting the child’s product will result in disqualification from the competition.

There is still time to sign up to participate, and you can apply online at

This event is sponsored by Acton Academy, the Acton School of Business, and Dr. Shelia Truelove, author of the children’s book, “I Can Win!”

Each business will keep their profits and receive a trophy. Additional prizes will be awarded for “Most Business Potential,” “Most Creative Idea,” and “Most Impressive Presentation.”

In 2009, Mikaila Ulmer of Me & the Bees Lemonade participated in an Acton Children’s Business Fair. Mikaila’s lemonade is now sold in Whole Foods, World Market, The Fresh Market, Natural Grocers, Wegmans, and online as a result of her young business savvy.

“Today’s youth are tomorrow’s business innovators and leaders. The Children’s Business Fair gives students the opportunity to spread their entrepreneurial wings and get a head start on promising business careers,” said Jeff Sandefer, founder of the Acton School of Business.

If you have any questions about the fair, you can contact Dr. Sheila Truelove at (334) 350-1587 or or Samantha Peters at for additional information.

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