Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS THE HILA CHILDREN’S BUSINESS FAIR?
The children’s business fair is geared towards inspiring children to be entrepreneurs. It is a one-day market event which gives children the opportunity to showcase their very own businesses.
WHEN AND WHERE WILL IT BE HELD?
The fair will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2020, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Heritage International Leadership Academy (HILA). Businesses can start setting up at 9:00 am.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
ALL children between the ages of 7- 16 in Monrovia.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Children interested in the fair should submit an application online at www.hilalib.org/bizfair or to HILA campus at B676 Old Sophie Road before March 6 , 2020 and begin to develop a product or service. Children are expected to attend workshops to plan their business at every level. It is an opportunity for the inspiring entrepreneurs to meet other children entrepreneurs.
IS THERE A COST TO PARTICIPATE?
There is a fee of $20.00 to participate in the fair. Each business will be given a booth with a 6-foot table, tent, and 1-2 chairs. Table cloths will not be provided. However, children are encouraged to design/decorate their booth.
WILL THERE BE PRIZES?
Yes. There will be 1st, 2nd & 3rd Placed winners. The competition will be judged in 4 categories: Best Business Idea, Best Presentation, Best STEM Idea, Most Innovative Product.
WHAT ARE THE RULES?
- This event is designed to give children the experience of selling a product or service. If a parent is found selling or promoting a child’s product or service, their child’s business will be disqualified from the competition.
- Parents of younger children may sit in the booth, but the children should be responsible for set up, customer interaction, and sales.
- Parents may help their child fill out the application, but we expect the children to do as much as possible by themselves.
Only 2 of the same business is allowed. For example, only two cupcake vendors. (This will be handled on a first come and first serve basis)
WILL THERE BE OTHER ACTIVITIES AT THE FAIR?
Yes. There will be an Easter Egg Hunt, Live music, games, prizes, raffle, food sale