"Boys in Business" - Annual Business Fair
Jumpstart tomorrow’s entrepreneurs TODAY!
At the “Boys in Business” © annual Business Fair, young entrepreneurs in Grades K-9 showcase and sell their creations. For one day only, June 1, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., hundreds of Calgarians can shop at dozens of student businesses at one of Canada’s largest children’s business fairs.
Presented by the Financial Academy at North Point School, this unforgettable event is the culmination of months of planning and hard work by our students as part of the entrepreneurship and financial education program. They plan, create and launch a student-business to sell their products or services at this one-day business fair. Guest judges evaluate each business based on criteria such as booth presentation, interaction with customers, product knowledge and planning.
Businesses in past years have included products or services such as self-made handicrafts, cards, fine arts, toys, fashion accessories, handmade soaps, pet treats, creative games, face painting, magic tricks, singing, or playing an instrument.
The Business Fair allows North Point students to experience the entrepreneurial process, it unites the local community and provides a marketplace for our future businessmen. Over the course of several months, each student decides on their product or service, develops a business plan and marketing strategy, and manufactures their product or service to sell at the Business Fair. We encourage all to be creative, successful and profitable in their ventures!
Thank you for supporting this event and helping us develop the businessmen of tomorrow’s world.
YOU CAN HELP!
It takes a strong community to keep the Business Fair in a class of it’s own. Here is how you can get involved.
Sponsor the Business Fair
The annual Business Fair is a key North Point School tradition – participate now to be part of this legacy! There are many benefits to you, our young entrepreneurs and the local community when supporting the event. Your sponsorship helps North Point continue to position this annual Business Fair as a high-visibility community event. See sponsors for this year HERE.
Become a Supporting Donor
Donations to the “Boys in Business” Business Fair can be made in the form of cash or as donations in-kind. Cash donations are eligible for a tax receipt, and can be designated towards specific aspects of this annual event. See donors for this year HERE.
North Point School is a registered non-profit organization. Charitable registration #842178998 RR0001.
It takes a small village…
We are always looking for help before and during the Business Fair. If you can spare some time – any help, big or small is welcome!
Most of the help we need is the day of the event, starting around 7:30 a.m. for setup, then right through until tear down after the event is over at 2:00 p.m.
BE A JUDGE
You be the judge !
On the day of the Business Fair, celebrity judges visit the business fair student vendors to evaluate their businesses on booth presentation, interaction with customer, product knowledge and business plan preparation. If you love talking with budding entrepreneurs and can spare a few hours, please contact us.
Last minute Father’s Day shopping?
Grab a coffee, browse some unique items and spend a few hours shopping and meeting our young entrepreneurs, aged 6-14. Admission is free, lots of free street parking and all are welcome to attend. Come early for best selection – many of these items are limited edition and one-of-a-kinds!
Shop & Meet our Young Entrepreneurs
With over 65 booths, 350 attendees and anticipated sales revenue of $10,000+, the 4th Annual “Boys in Business” Business Fair is set to be our best yet. We hope to see you there! The fair opens at 10 a.m. and items go fast so don’t delay! Join us for a coffee and browse the booths, meet our students and take home some cherished items.
Saturday JUNE 1, 2019
The countdown is on for the largest and most exciting business fair yet!