ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – Several local students had the opportunity to launch their own startup business at the Rochester Kids Business Fair.
On Saturday, about 20 students gathered outside Daniel Christian Academy to set up booths around the parking lot.
Students attend public, private, and home schools all in the southeastern Minnesota area.
At each booth, students sold items they made themselves. Students sold baked goods, jewelry, beauty products, and even comic books.
For months, the kids worked on developing their brand, creating their product and building a marketing strategy, and Saturday was the big day to show off and sell their items.
“Even at their young age, they can offer something and they can sell and they can start from nothing and they can grow it into something. You never know what it will be, but more than that, they are building character development and skills that will serve them no matter where they go in life,” said Rochester Children’s Fair organizer, Brittny Major-Elechi.
To prepare for the fair, some students took classes through a local business club to learn more about business. The next Rochester Kids Business Fair is next spring where students will focus on education.
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