Smart kids with smart ideas at #TLM
Kids are so creative and come up with the coolest ideas. We at The Linden Market are so passionate about supporting entrepreneurs and small business enterprises, that involving the kids just came as the natural, next step.
We believe that encouraging the next generation to make their business ideas a reality, has far reaching benefits beyond just making money. There are critical life skills (problem solving the most prevalent) to be learnt when children are encouraged and supported, to start their own business.
President Cyril Ramaphosa (an entrepreneur himself) recently called for entrepreneurship to be included in the school curriculum at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress at the Sandton Convention Centre. He said “there is much more we can do. Entrepreneurship must be part of the school curriculum, so that young people must from an early age be encouraged to be problem solvers.”
Why wait for schools to introduce entrepreneurship? Let’s start now! Think big, think out of the box, think creatively, find a gap and hone in on that. Pair this with your child’s interests, hobbies and strengths and assist them in bringing their business concepts to life.
On 13 July 2019 at The Linden Market Winter Edition our Kidpreneur initiative will be launched. There are 15 spots open for the Kidpreneurs to come and trade with their own mobile business. A stall space cost R50, payable once chosen. Click on the Kidpreneur application link, fill out the application and we will get back to you soon to let you know if you have a spot…
We hope all the Kidpreneurs out there are as excited as we are!
Make sure you support the kids at The Linden Market Winter Edition on Saturday 13 July at Botanical Gardens Emmarentia, 45 Thomas Bowler street. Gates open 9:00 – 16:00. General Tickets cost R30, pensioners pay R15, Kids under 12 (and your puppies) enter free. To avoid the queues get your tickets here. Please don’t park your car along the street. Remember that we provide SAFE parking at Roosevelt High across the road for R20. Proceeds go to the school. See you there!