Check out the 2016 Children's Business Fair.

Come and meet the ENTREPRENEURS of tomorrow

Announcing 2017 Locations


FEBRUARY 25, 2017  9:00 AM

Alliance Center for the arts

Naples Location

March 4, 2017  10:00 AM

Mercato Shopping center

(near the cinema)

The SouthWest Florida Children's Business Fair is an event where children between the ages of 6-17 can come and set up their own business for a day. These young entrepreneurs 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 will learn principles of the free market, how to manage and operate their own business, and the rewards of hard work. They will also learn marketing skills as they talk about their product and advertise it. Cash prizes of $50 will be awarded in each of the FIVE age groups (6-7, 8-10, 11-12, 13-14, and our added age group in 2017 15-17 years old) for “Most Business Potential,” “Most Creative Idea,” and “Most Impressive Presentation.”


Taylor Makrush

Naples - Mercato Shopping Center
Fort Myers - Alliance for the Arts