Griggs Center to sponsor Children’s Business Fair

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Young entrepreneurs will showcase their very own startup businesses at the Abilene Children’s Business Fair from noon to 2 p.m. April 8 outside ACU’s Onstead Science Center.

The fair will feature booths with a variety of goods and treats developed by local children. The young entrepreneurs have developed a brand, created a product or service, built a marketing strategy, and are now opening for customers during this one-day marketplace.

Booths are still available for signup at www.childrensbusinessfair.org/abilene.

The event is organized by ACU’s Enactus, a student group committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to enable human progress. Sponsors include the ACU Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy as well as Acton Academy and the Acton School of Business in Austin.

“The fair is a great opportunity for business students to serve younger kids and teach them entrepreneurial skills,” said Ashlyn Anthony, senior graphic design major and project leader for the Children’s Business Fair. “Business skills are typically left out of elementary school curriculum, so giving these kids an opportunity for real, out-of-school experience is something Enactus is very passionate about.”

For more information, contact Anthony at aka12c@acu.edu.

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