I remember when I was in Anika’s age, I would sell gulaman, banana-q and kamote-q outside our house during summer afternoons.
In the morning, Wowa will take me to the talipapa where we will buy the ingredients. LT or she will cook the food that I will be selling. I will get my empty, long Cadburry chocolate tin can and I will cut out folders so I can make the dividers. That will serve as my cash register. The househelp will set up a table and chair outside our gates. By 4pm, magtitinda na ako niyan sa labas. My customers will be my playmates and their parents. During our time kasi, without all those computers and iPads yet, the kids and grown ups hang out outside the house to pass time.
After a few successful afternoons, I ventured to selling naman ginataan. I will make our househelp lift and pull our sofa set in the garage so the buyers can eat there. Hindi pa naman kasi ganun ka-rami ang masasamang tao that time so we were not that scared to welcome people to our garage. Again, Wowa will buy the ingredients in the talipapa. Either she or LT will cook the food then I’ll sell it. Apart from my playmates, their parents and the kasambahays, my customers were the Electrolux sales people. Do you remember them? Ang sipag nila magikot sa village dati di ba?
My other business venture was selling and trading my stationery. Iipunin ko din profit ko dun. I like the feeling kasi of earning money na that time.
I am not sure where my money went afterwards but I remember treating some of my family members in Tropical Hut restaurant. I also remember buying prettier stationery for my collection. Lelz. Tapos eto na, nagtanong na si Wowa. Kelan ko daw babayaran sa kaniya yung capital niya. Um… Um… What capital? That’s not the way daw to do business. Okay, noted Ma.
This year, it will be Anika’s turn to do business and sell food. Together with Maeko, they will be joining this weekend’s Kiddopreneur in Glorietta 2!
I am sooooooo EXCITED!
On Saturday, July 22, Anika and Maeko will be one of the participants of the Kiddopreneur.
Kiddo-preneur is a market place where all the sellers are kids between the ages of 5-17. By participating, the kids/Kiddo-preneurs, get to start a business, interact with customers, and learn about entrepreneurship and the value of hard work through first hand experience.
The participants may sell any product or service that caters to a wholesome family audience. While the sale of original and homegrown products are encouraged and preferred, repackaged items may also be sold. They may not sell clothing or shoes. They cannot also sell high value goods/electronics.
They will be decorating their booths and us parents will just be there to guide and assist them. The kids will be the one to man their own booths.
At the end of the day, awards will be given to the deserving kiddo-preneurs.
- Best Booth Design
- Best Concept
- Best Service
- Highest Sales
I submitted Anika and Maeko’s Business Plan last week.
They will be selling lemonade, nachos and Wowa’s fantastic banana muffins!!!
Please do come and support them! Please! Please! Please!
It’s a perfect opportunity to expose them to the business world. This is a great way to train the kids how to be responsible and show them the value of money.
Again, please support these kids! See you there okay? The Kiddo-prenur Summer 2017 will start at 10am until 6pm.