Youth Day 2018 at the V&A

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YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS POCKET MONEY MARKET YOUTH DAY 2018

Time: 10am – 3:30pm

Venue: V&A Waterfront –This year we will be outside between the Watershed and the Two Oceans Aquarium.

Activities:                                                                                                                                                Come and see our creative Young Entrepreneurs EARN, LEARN & HAVE FUN. Each stall submits an advert, completes an accounting sheet and meets a number of POS requirements in order to gain a certificate. All traders take a Plastic Free Pledge too so no single use plastics are permitted. Some 40 traders from 4 to 16 years old at 26 fabulous stalls will compete for awards in various categories and overall Young Entrepreneur of the Day which will be announced at 2:30pm.

The Young Performers are ready to rock the V&A and we are excited to have ALAS Academy , Hartbeat Sounds and Junior Jive partnering. There will be 40 live performances by 70 young performers from 10:30am – 3:30pm including all genres of music, dance, comedy, magic and more. Join the fun with percussion and dance from Junior Jive and after the awards we have an open mic session.

Take our #PlasticFree Pledge and have some fun with Waste-Ed as we make upcycled musical instruments, eco bricks and learn about Waste2Wealth. Trash becomes cash!

Interactive talk from the Two Oceans Aquarium and meet their mascots too.

Join our Mandela Day Drive for Mdzananda Animal Clinic in Khayelitsha by purchasing a ticket for our raffle or making a donation at Erin’s Pet Emporium. We will deliver the donation to this incredible organisation om Mandela Monday 18 June.

Our #youthday2018 Theme:                                                                                                     Make local products  Buy local products  Support local Artists Grow local Economies

Come and meet the team from the Allan Gray Entrepreneurial Challenge and join the 2018 online challenge.

Contact:                                                                                                                                                Young entrepreneurs up to 16 years old please use this BOOKING FORMand performers (Groups may include performers up to 21 years old) please use this BUSKER BOOKING FORM Spaces are limited, please complete the correct form in detail so that we can process it first time. We trade2 – 6 times a month at various venues.

General enquiries and sponsorship: Linda Wilson linda@livelightly.co.za Ph: 0833840590 (a/h) Please note this is an after hours project.

Cost: Free                                                                                                                                                Young Entrepreneurs Pocket Money Market is an NPO striving to address the long term youth unemployment challenge while offering an opportunity to earn immediate income. No mandatory fees apply, however a small rent is encouraged to teach the concept of overheads. Free workshops are offered every school holiday and start up assistance as well as ongoing support is available.

Schedule

9:00am – Open for set up

10:15 Traders to be ready please & all Group 1 performers on site

10:15am – Short PMM team meeting and Wake up Shake up with Junior Jive: All crew, traders and Group 1 Performers.

10:30am Trading opens, music begins with schedule by ALAS

1:45pm Traders accounting sheets in & Trading closes

2:00pm Talk by Two Oceans Aquarium

2:15 Lucky Draw Winner of Mandela Day fundraiser for Mdzananda Animal Clinic by Erin’s Pet emporium

2:30  Group Song: Doo Be Doo

2:40 Entrepreneur of the Day Awards: 5 Categories & Certificates & goodie bags.

We have wonderful prizes sponsored:
Marketing & Branding: NOMU They will also give all 120 kids a little gift
Hospitality (Food products) : Cape Town Hotel School
Sustainability: Two Oceans Aquarium
Busker of the Day: Junior Jive
Overall Young Entrepreneur of the Day: Peak Academy

3-3:30pm Group performances (3 groups)

Traders: Pack down trading area while music continues, trading area can be used for dancing

3-4pm Open Mic for young performers

4:00pm Official closing, thank you’s and ends. Pack down.

Join the Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/1663955746991444/

YOUTH DAY FLYER

 

 

Wish list – this is endless but here are the top contenders:

We would love to offer prizes to our award winners, we have 10 categories. If you would like to see the list and pick a particular area of entrepreneurship to sponsor please get in touch.

Transport: We run at around one third outreach and transport to the V&A is really expensive. I need to transport around 50 kids from Khayelitsha, Mitchells’ Plain, Ocean View and Masiphumelele. In the longer term there is campaign to fund a busThese kids also need lunch so it would be amazing to give them R40 each to buy something at the market.

Partnership Invitation: Please get in touch if you have something that synergises or would like to join or assist this project in any way. This is our fourth year and there is so much more that can happen. Prizes and goodie bags are still needed. Fundraising or sponsorship would be amazing: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/champion/project/give-the-pocket-money-market-wings-to-fly  #everyoneiswelcome #bethechange

Check out last Year’s Youth Day from SABC TV3 here: https://youtu.be/OJxeGkIGwyE

The trader line up is already fabulous, we are very nearly fully booked already, please click through to theirs great ADVERTS and give them a like and share!
1. Erin’s Pet Emporium   –   Pet treats and accessories
2. DoggyLove   –  Dog Treats
3. Mega silly slime   –   Slime making kits
4. Made By Teens   –  Messages Jars, NutsBoutU Jars, Upcycled Jewellery;Desk Tidiers, JuJu, Raffle for DART Fundraiser, Fridge Magnets for DART fundraiser.
5. Beauty Arts&Crafts   –   Ceramics& Terrariums beautifully potted with succulents and Kokedama & Beautiful Sticker Art!
6. Little chef Miguel   –  Turkish delights
7. Lucky Amor  –   Lucky packets
8. Little B & Me   –   DIY craft box for kids. MyMiniBot by Beaurain – Build your own mini upcycled wooden robot kit and ready made Bots. Bangle Me Up by Kayla – Crafty DIY crochet jewelry packets and ready made crocheted bangles & handbag decorations.
9. Crafty Kidz   –   Wooden puzzles and crafts
10. Shimmer & Cyrus’ Snowglobes   –   Cyrus makes snowglobes from recycled glass jars and small plastic toys and other small toys he buys from kids on exchange groups or kids markets. Annabelle makes a variety of hand made gifts, room decor and other must have items that appeal to tweens and teens.
11. Plants n Stuff   –  100% Natural bamboo straws, handmade and grown in Cape Town, with optional organic bags. Necklaces and bracelets made with shells, gemstones, metal pendants, lego and lots more. Water-wise cacti and succulents in a range of containers, mainly up-cycled and reused coffee cups and toilet paper rolls
12. GLIMMER TATTOOS AND BAGS GLIMMER TATTOO’S THAT ARE EVO FRIENDLY. HOME MADE BAGS
13. Lucky charms   –    Homemade clay charms plus chains/bracelets
14. Gabriel’s Mucky Stuff  –   Upcycled Goods
15. DIABOLO CHINESE YOYO DIABOLO CHINESE YOYO – THEY ARE MADE IN SOUTH AFRICA AND BRAZILIAN SWEETIES CALLED BRIDAGEIRO
16. The Facemaker  –   Facepainting
17. Soap Cellar   –  Natural farmhouse soaps, shampoo, shower gel, liquid hand soap, shaving cream, lip balms, body butter, pet shampoo – ie natural, green soap products.
18. Cook & Craft  –  Hair wraps and buffs, craft items, peanut brittle
19. O&K Trading   –  Veggie and herb plants, heirloom seeds , upcycled shopping bags
20. SA Cool Trading Kids  –   Preloved clothing, games, books & DVDs, fresh veg
21. Oh Fudge   –  Fudge
22. Yummy Amelie   –  Hand made peg dolls, baked goods
23. Healthy Treats by Giulliana  –   Organic vegan chocolate, gluten free muffins, Matts secret sauce, balanced-energy tea
24. Jazzies   –  Chock drops delights
25. Abbi K   –  mini chalk boards, mini trays, mini message boards,mini key rings and mini scrubs made will all natural ingredients with samples able to be tried on the day.
26. Something Simple  –   Gloves, book marks

Young Performers: 37 Awesome Acts:

Maxine Wells 12 Singing – vocals with backing track
Isabella Buckland – 10 Vocalist Cup Sung, Video in
Reuben Jansen van Rensburg / 15 Wide Variety, guitar & vocals
Timeon Jansen van Rensburg / 11 Wide variety vocals
Milisa & Thembi- violin Violin: Classical/folk
Erin – CLARINET Classical
Beauty Trio – Recorder Classical/fold
Rachel van de Vijver keyboard
Hanna Eyre 17 All genres, guitar
Ayanda Jewison, 10 years Voice
Keagen Pinkney 13years old Piano
Kiara Roberts Age 12 Singing
Georga De Beer 15 years old Singing and ukulele
Leah Bell-Leask ALAS Academy Guitar and vocal
Mia Francis Poole, age 12 Vocal, singing
Bowi Wijsenbeek 13 Singing and piano
Gabriela Webb 15 Pop,folk rock
Michaela Meth 13 Alas Academy Singing
Hector Nyama 11 / Alas Academy Singing
Tallulah Gray 17 Guitar and vocals solo
Haley Coetzee 13 Singing and playing the Ukelele
Sheldon Booth 15 Acoustic Guitar, with ALAS Academy
Morgan Christian 13 yrs old vocal performance
Leyya Haarhoff 14 Jazz singing – from Alas Academy
Taya Drinkwater 16 Jazzy RnB
Leah Hopper 16 Folk, Pop, Indie
Sebastian Goddard 18 Folk, Indie, Rock, Baritone Ukulele
Alex Peterson 17 Electric Guitar
Viljar Jorgenson 12 Piano
Luke Johnson 13 Piano
Cooper McNicol 13 Vocalist
Aidan Rose Maitland12 Vocalist
Erin Havemann 14 Vocals
Adam Garisch 14 Guitar and Vocals

The Campio Choral and Dance Society – Vocals, dance poetry
IMBIZO YETHU PRODUCTION DANCE “umxentso”and CHOIR
Ihlumelo lokhanyo lwethu Youth development Singing and traditional dancing group
Thank you to the V&A Waterfront for hosting us once again and to Forward Fund for their sponsorship, we are excited to have the Forward Fund Academy media students documenting this event too. Chattles have waived the hiring fee for the marquee which is incredible! The following sponsors contributed to our costs this year and we really appreciate their ongoing support and endorsement: Marnita Opperman Du Plessis and Curran Attorneys ,Terramnanzi Group Environmental Services & Smart TechFalse Bay Business Network donated 50 smart new trader security vests as well as funding. Our Awards sponsors are: Peak AcademyNomuCape Town Hotel SchoolJunior JiveTwo Oceans Aquarium have sponsored not only an award but are joining us with an awesome presentation on the day and a generous contribution to costs! Our epic four hour stage production is produced by ALAS Academy and Hartbeats Sounds

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Awards Report & Winter Trading Schedule

Hi everyone and welcome to the new traders!

First up here is the trader list for Sat 14 April at Rondebosch Park Market:

Made by Teens

Robert’s Plants

Oh Fudge!

Erin’s Pet Emporium

Mega Silly Slime

Yummy Amelie

Glitter & Gold

Alley Cats Crafts & Gifts

Plants n Stuff

King’s Krazy Korner

Milisa

Miguel – Little Chef are you joining?

Krafty Kiz are you joining?

Then we have 2 more applications for pet products: Woof Woof Meou and Cameron’s Doggy Love. We have 4 pet product traders at PMM and Erin was first to book. I am concerned about duplication and sales numbers. Perhaps we should start a little group and work out a system? Please drop me a direct message so we can work it out, if you are happy to trade together thats fine, but we must all agree, otherwise I take the time stamp off the booking. I have not had this before so open to suggestions!

Time:  9-2 (We set up at 9 and trade 9:30 to 12 with option to trade on.)

https://www.facebook.com/events/2112576479024585/

Map: https://external.fcpt1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/map_tile.php?v=29&osm_provider=2&x=18065&y=19674&z=15&language=en_GB

Cnr Campground & Sandown Roads, Rondebosch, 7700 Cape Town, Western Cape

Tables can be supplied at R35 each, please let me know ASAP if you would like one or if you are bringing your own. Please bring chairs, cloth, sign etc. Umbrellas and Gazebos welcome. Vehicles may unload and then must be parked off site by 8:15am so you cannot have your car at the stall We are right near the road so I prefer if we do not broing cars on site if possible, its an easy unpack from the road. Plenty of free parking with security too. Some shade over traders but don’t depend on it! Outdoor venue and we trade in the wind, only rain will cancel so please check the forecast and decide if you are game.

 Please remember: NO SINGLE USE PLASTICS at any of our events and regular traders BRING YOUR PLEDGE.

Remember your change float.

I attach the accounting sheet and suggest you complete as much as possible at home before the market.

Completed sheets must be handed half an hour before the end please, if you need help please just ask during the market. This needs to be completed in order to gain a certificate.

 

When you arrive, please see me and book in BEFORE setting up.

All stalls must have a sign please.

A couple of rules: No playing on cell phones during trading please, they are best packed away for security anyway.

Please try not to eat at your stall, it looks unprofessional. I know the kids get peckish and a quick bite is fine but don’t make the stall a picnic area. No gum chewing while trading please.

While younger kids need adult help I think from about 10/11 years they should be fine without and I am around if they need help. For those needing help please can we keep it to just one adult at the stall, otherwise the event loses the kiddie vibe.

When you pack up please leave your area immaculate, if you have had messy activities please pick up any bits.

We are all ambassadors for the PMM and I am always proud that the kids are so much more professional than the pros!

STALL FEES:

These are totally voluntary, however it teaches a good lesson about overheads. As there is always a rush to pack up at the end please calculate your stall fees as follows: Work out your net profit on the accounting sheet by the end of trading. It really helps to use this sheet when you prep and keep it up to date while you trade. You are welcome to customize for your products. Fees are not compulsory but do teach the concept of overheads. The general idea is a maximum of R50 per stall but not more than 20% of net profit. This should motivate accurate costings;) If you are raising funds or require start up assistance no fees apply. Please calculate before the end of the market, ask if you need help and if needs be wait until after. The accounting is an important part of PMM, please do not gloss over it.

I would prefer fees to be paid electronically into the PMM back a buddy account: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/champion/project/give-the-pocket-money-market-wings-to-fly If you are happy to do this please write that on the accounting sheet too so I can reconcile. Use your stall name as a ref. You are more than welcome to pay ahead for those of you who know you do well…I can always hold credit if needs be.

ADVERTS

Please send a Jpeg advert as soon as possible, at least three days before the event. I will be sending out links with the ads and it is compulsory to share them please.

Please feel free to call me on 0833840590 if you would like any help or have questions.

Lastly traders kindly confirm with a mail or message you have this mail and are 100% confirmed if you have not done so or let me know if your plans have changed. We are always wait listed these days so I’d rather let someone else have the space if you are unable to attend.

WINTER TRADING SCHEDULE:

We are now entering exam term and winter tading so we will not be doing Thursdays at Cape Point Vineyards until spring. We continue with Longbeach Mall last Saturday of the month and Rondebosch on the second Saturday as well as a few guest events and 16 June at the V&A. Please keep an eye on the Facebook page and whatsapp group for pop up events too, here is the link to join the whatsapp group:https://chat.whatsapp.com/0SmpOCkBwHx41EnWzYiCc5 and here is the booking link: https://pocketmoneymarket.com/market-stall-bookings-for-kids/  PLEASE NOTE: I have a lot of questions and see a lot of traders have not read the details on the booking form and website. It is really helpful if you can go through this with the kids, both regulars and new traders should please check this before markets as I do update from time to time and there is a lot of info there.

If you are in the Northern supburbs or wish to begin an event in your area anywhere, please feel free. I am unable to do mire myself, but I will 100% support and assist to get this up and running as well as holiday workshops etc.

AWARDS & WORKSHOP REPORT: (Photos: https://www.facebook.com/PocketMoneyMarketSA/posts/2018011951747941, Video to follow)

Young Entrepreneurs Pocket Money Market’s 3rd Annual Awards on 5 April was a festive event with over 80 attendees from all areas of Cape Town.

The day began with a mass signing of the #PlasticFree Pledge as sustainability is a strong part of our business ethic and waste and resource management are becoming ever more crucial elements of business the world over. PMM has a strong Waste2Wealth component too.

 

This was followed by the awards for outstanding achievements of the young traders and performers.

Awards are not based on income earned as this is its own reward, but on a variety of other criteria as follows:
Presentation and Display: Sweetatsic Creations: Kyra Semler (12) from Bergvliet

Innovation and Persistance: The Crafty Kidz: Kenneth (9) and Christopher (11) Ikin of Somerset West

Salesmanship was awarded to 2 great traders: King Mlotha (10) Kings Krazy Korner and Onias Gadziwa (12) Oni’s Organics (From Masiphumelele)

Accounting Excellence: The Soap Cellar: Rachel van de Vijver (9) From Kennilworth

Sustainablity and environmental innovation: Gabriel’s Mucky Stuff: Gabriel Arendse (10) Welcome Glen

Consistancy and helpfulness: Robert Palmer (12) of Roberts Plants from Fish Hoek

Good Spirit and gret attitude: SA Cool Trading Kids (A collective from Masiphumelele)

Busker of the Year: Milisa Ndebele (12) from Masiphumelele

Runner up entrepreneur of the year: Hanna Eyre (15) from Glencairn (The Facemaker and also a busker)

Overall Entrepreneurial Brilliance: BEAUTY ARTS & CRAFTS Trinity (10), Aurelie (11) and Benita (12) Morse of Welcome Glen

CONGRATULATIONS

 

Winners received cash prizes and certificates with a small treat.

 

This was followed by an inspiring interactive talk by wealth coach and author Marnita Opperman who shared her wisdom so generously with the kids. Marnita has published a book called the Money Code and How to Crack It and is kindly donating R50 from each sale to the PMM – our first real funding ever in 4 years, we are super excited.
We had a little lunch party and massive thanks To Nick Kerr of Capones Pizza who donated 10 Pizzas and Roxanne Schmidt & Nisan Bloch for their Pizza donations too. The fantastic Candice Mostert of Waste Ed took the stage with some fun teambuilding games, a waste to wealth focus and eco bricking.

This was followed by Melanie Lippert the famous #storyninja and then a jam session with the buskers and the rest of the kids on percussion using the shakers we made from old bottle tops in a fun upcycle.
It was an EPIC day, many many thanks to Tinei of the Forward Fund Media Academy who took amazing photos for us as well as video footage. As always, Peak Academy kindly make their school facilities available which is perfect, we certainly used all the space today. Thank you so much to all the people who make this possible, Shazzi Gunst was a rock star, Matt Baker was setting up alongside Leigh Palmer early and the incredible and amazing Benson Arendse…what would we do without you. Thank you to Longbeach Mall, our anchor venue hosts, Rondebosch Park Market, The False Bay Business Network and all our amazing traders, buskers, parents, shoppers and encouragers for your support. SA has the highest inequality, highest unemployment and highest youth unemployment in the world…this is one way to #bethechange #everyoneiswelcome

 

People are asking for workshops all over the Cape and beyond. This is however a tiny self funding NPO that gets scraps of time and my car has broken down again so if anyone would like to possibly assist this project please check us out on http://www.pocketmoneymarket.com or https://www.backabuddy.co.za/champion/project/give-the-pocket-money-market-wings-to-fly

The Pocket Money Market aims to contribute to inspiring a generation of children who are able to sustain themselves and their families independently in the long term while generating immediate income too. We EARN LEARN & HAVE FUN between 2 and 6 times a month with workshops every holidays. There are no mandatory fees, traders pay a token stall fee on a voluntary basis as part of the concept of overheads. They keep accounting records, create adverts and trading is supervised and mentored on an ongoing basis. Start up assistance is available and outreach traders get ongoing logistical support. For more information email linda@livelightly.co.za

 

Lastly we have an invitation that I am unable to take up as I am just too busy, but please feel free if you wish to trade independently:

Hello Linda

I was wondering if you would like to hold a Pocket Money Market on Saturday 5 May at The Baseball Club in Fish Hoek. We are having our end of season game day and I thought it would be a great platform for the kids to come down and sell their goodies. Please let me know if you would like to organise a market for the day (10am-2pm?)

Further details can be discussed if you are interested?

Thank you so much

Ruth Owens

Secretary – Fish Hoek Dolphins Baseball Club  Ruth Owens <owens.ruthd@yahoo.com>

Thanks as always for all your support. I am alwyas looking for volunteers to assist with the social media, photos, PR, admin, outreach, events, fundraising and so forth if anyone is keen.

See you at the market!

L

x

16, 20 & 21 Dec events plus awards and free workshop

Hi everyone and welcome to the new traders!

We are pretty much full for 16 and 20 Dec in Rondebosch but let me know if you wish to join and I’ll try make a plan. We also trade every Thursday( except 21 Dec at Carols) Cape point Vineyards. Please drop me a line if you are able to bring a table. I’ll waive the stall fee – we have people wishing to join but no more tables available.
 
Please see each event detailed below:
Thursdays at Cape point Vineyards: Dec 2017: 21, 28. Jan 2018 4, 11,18, 25Bookings on the Monday for the Thurs via Whatsapp (Join the CPV group by sending a request to 0833840590). Trade from 4:30 to sunset. Outdoors, sun, wind etc so please check the forecast when booking and be prepared. 5 Tables available so we share if needs be, up to 10 traders. Tables must be confirmed by 9am on Tuesdays. Mainly tourists so Made in Noordhoek/Cape Town lables are a good idea. Kids activities are also great so long as you can manage in the wind.
Thurs 21 Dec: Oni & King, Khaya, Beauty, Glitter & Skins, Frantastic, Michaela – Face PaintSweet Tooth Brothers, Cook & Craft
Rondebosch Venue:Map: https://external.fcpt1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/map_tile.php?v=29&osm_provider=2&x=18065&y=19674&z=15&language=en_GB Cnr Campground & Sandown Roads, Rondebosch, 7700 Cape Town, Western Cape
Tables supplied, please bring chairs, cloth, sign etc. Umbrellas and Gazebos welcome. Vehicles may unload on site BEFORE 8:45 and then must be parked off site so you cannot have your car at the stall. You can only bring vehicles in much later so I think its easier to unload from the road, we are near the corner of Sandown and Campground roads, its about 20m to carry and you can unload on the pavement quite easily. Some shade but don’t depend on it! Gazebos and brollys are welcome. Outdoor venue and we trade in the wind, only rain will cancel so please check the forecast and decide if you are game. Saturday looks breezy but Rondebosch is not as bad as some parts of Cape Town! However plan a fairly robust display;)
Sat 16 Dec Rondebosch Park Trade from 9:30-1, option to stay on to 2.
Khaya’s Emporium
Sweet Tooth Brothers
Glitter & Skinz
Made by Teens
Gabriels Mucky stuffs
Cook & CraftKing
Made it Pretty
Plants n Stuff
Sweet Treats
Soap Cellar
SHAAW – Second Hand All Around the World
Frantastic
Set up from 9am. Adverts all in, thank you!  https://www.facebook.com/1591673784381762/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1967015790180891It is mandatory for everyone to share them please.
Wed 20 Dec Rondebosch Park Main market is 3-8pm.  We can trade from 4-6:30 so its not too long and BUSKING SLOTS AVAILABLE. Set Up from 2. I’d like us all there as close to 3 as possible but its a long day for younger ones. If you can only come later let me know and I’ll set up a bit for you.https://www.facebook.com/events/337468226719332/?notif_t=event_calendar_create&notif_id=1512205363193065
Khaya’s Emporium
Sweet Tooth Brothers
Glitter & Skinz
Beauty
Gabriels Mucky stuffs
Cook & Craft
King & Oni
SHAAW – Second Hand All Around the World
Made it Pretty
Frantastic
Alley Cats
Plants n Stuff
Sweet Treats
Rainbow Unicorns / CTC
The Soap Cellar
Parents wishing to trade at Rondebosch we are short of tables. I am working on it. Let me know if you have a table. I have Marianne, Ben and Marrihett and Anjo looking for tables. And myself.
GENERAL:
Please remember: NO SINGLE USE PLASTICS at any of our events and regular traders BRING YOUR PLEDGE.

 
Tables are provided for all the kids stalls but you may like to bring a chair. Please bring a cloth.Remember your change float.I attach the accounting sheet and suggest you complete as much as possible at home before the market.Completed sheets must be handed half an hour before the end please, if you need help please just ask during the market. This needs to be completed in order to gain a certificate. 
When you arrive, please see me and book in BEFORE setting up.All stalls must have a sign please.
A couple of rules:
No playing on cell phones during trading please, they are best packed away for security anyway.
Please try not to eat at your stall, it looks unprofessional. I know the kids get peckish and a quick bite is fine but don’t make the stall a picnic area.
No gum chewing while trading please.
While younger kids need adult help I think from about 10/11 years they should be fine without and I am around if they need help. For those needing help please can we keep it to just one adult at the stall, otherwise the event loses the kiddie vibe. 
When you pack up please leave your area immaculate, if you have had messy activities please pick up any bits. 
We are all ambassadors for the PMM and I am always proud that the kids are so much more professional than the pros!
STALL FEES:These are totally voluntary, however it teaches a good lesson about overheads. As there is always a rush to pack up at the end please calculate your stall fees as follows: Work out your net profit on the accounting sheet by the end of trading. It really helps to use this sheet when you prep and keep it up to date while you trade. You are welcome to customize for your products. Fees are not compulsory but do teach the concept of overheads. The general idea is a maximum of R50 per stall but not more than 20% of net profit. This should motivate accurate costings;) If you are raising funds or require start up assistance no fees apply. Please calculate before the end of the market, ask if you need help and if needs be wait until after. The accounting is an important part of PMM, please do not gloss over it.I would prefer fees to be paid electronically into the PMM back a buddy account: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/champion/project/give-the-pocket-money-market-wings-to-fly If you are happy to do this please write that on the accounting sheet too so I can reconcile. Use your stall name as a ref. You are more than welcome to pay ahead for those of you who know you do well…I can always hold credit if needs be.
ADVERTS
Please send a Jpeg advert as soon as possible, at least three days before the event. I will be sending out links with the ads and it is compulsory to share them please. Please feel free to call me on 0833840590 if you would like any help or have questions. 
 
As always thanks for your support. New traders feel free to shout for help. I think everyone is in the whatsapp group but if not message me on 0833840590.
 
We have some money coming in Jan for our annual awards and a party! I am planning last week of the holidays. There will be a short workshop section, followed by awards and an activity….if we find a suitable venue it will be tie dye. I’m looking at 10 or 11 Jan, 10am to 2pm. All welcome, past and present traders. Non traders may join but will be asked to contribute to costs. Venue suggestions welcome, I have a venue in the far south but perhaps we need more central. If you are keen drop me a line.
 
Full lists of stalls along with the fabulous adverts the kids have made are on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PocketMoneyMarketSA
 
We have also had a great little story this week: One of our regular traders is teenager names Khaya and he is a competition skater. He has been saving for a new board and made his target during trading on Saturday. He went directly from the market to Billabong with his cash still in his market tin. The manager queried where he got the money and when Khaya explained he was trading at the Pocket Money Market she was amazing and gave him a huge discount. He was over the moon!
 

 
I am so so proud of these creative and dedicated youngsters, they are more professional than many adult traders and keep impeccable accounting records. They are a delight to work with and customers get awesome products at great prices while they are doing something real to fight unemployment in SA.
 
All traders also sign a Plastic Free Pledge and we permit no single use plastics.
 
This is an NPO, everyone is welcome, start up assistance is available and there are no mandatory fees.
See you at the market!
L
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#YoungEntrepreneurs at the Kite Fest 28 Oct

Hi all
Apologies for the lack of posts…whe have been trading twice a week so all systems go.
Sat 28 is a bit special as we joing the Cape Town Innternational Kite Festival:
C’mon in out of the wind to the #youngentrepreneurs tent at the Kite Festival in Muizenberg for awesome life music and fun activities as well ase a fab line up of goodies on offer. Please come and support our creative kids as they EARN, LEARN & HAVE FUN! They all sign the #PLASTICFREE PLEDGE too so you get great shopping at awesome prices and help the environment while helping these youngsters become financially independent. #BeTheChange #Everyoneiswelcome 9:30-12:30
Sat 28 October at Cape Town International Kite Festival
Awesome live music from our 10 amazing young buskers from 10-11 or catch them from 1-1:30 on the main stage too.
And the trader list is a treat- please take a brows through the lovely adverts the kids have made.
Sine’s Kite Colour: Coloring contest
Sweet Tooth Brothers: Christmas decorations, gift packs of biscuits and wrapped Christamas Fruit Cakes
Khaya’ Emporium: Twiggit Candle Holders, Message in a peg, Ear-phone holders, Macrame lanterns, Upcycled bowls from Vinyl records, Stone light candles
Oh Fudge: Best Fudge in town
Something Simple: peg bags, bookmarks, fridge magnets, knitted bags
Soap Cellar: natural soap, giant bubbles, lip balm, natural liquid soaps and pet shampoo.
Lucky Charms: homemade clay charms which I will make different themes for them such as animals, food ,cartoon characters, etc. I may also sell necklace and bracelet chains.
Star Bolt: Various games for kids like marbles, tennis ball throw down cans, brainteasers in 3,2,1 minutes, wet sponge throw, darts etc all for various prizes
Helena’s Yummy Stuffs Cookie decorating
Gabriels Mucky Stuffs TBA (Game with King) Plants, worm tea, coffee cup planters, mini worm farms, bird treats, wick planters, sunflower sprouts
Made it Pretty: Pretty stationery supplies / hand crafted cards / noughts & crosses stone game
Fantastic creations: Beaded bracelets, personalised beaded necklaces and bracelets. Straw Rocket Contest at 12:00
Cook & Craft: Katvis cantnip toys, Good Dog Biscuits, Fantastic firelighters (eco lites) Magic Carpet Cleaner, Dip if You Dare game
Face Maker: Face Painting
Oni’s Organics: Fresh Veg, healthy habits charts and health muffins for lunchboxes. Fresh mint.
Fantastic: Covered books, plants, soft toys.
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See you at the market. Lx

PS We are an NPO, there are mandatory fees, start up assistance available, #everyoneiswelcome

Heritage Weekend event & new bookings open

We have a fab fun event on Sat 23 Set at the amazing Cape Farmhouse! Thanks so much to Zoe and Vusa Mazula for hosting us!

Dates open for bookings:

23 Sept Fun day at Cape Farmhouse

21 October 2017 Longbeach Mall Saturday 10:30-1
28 October 2017 Cape Town Kite Festival (Muizenberg) 10:00 – 12:00
11 November 2017 Longbeach Mall 10:30-1
14 October True Grit Farmers Market Somerset West 11-1

Trader BOOKING FORM

NB BUSKERS PLEASE SEE THE BUSKING BOOKING LINK: https://pocketmoneymarket.wordpress.com/buskerbookings/

Holidays are coming soon and I will be offering the following modules:

1) Costing & Pricing
2) Marketing & Sales – Incl need identification, market research, 4P’s
3) Operational management – incl production, product optimisation, etc
4) Basic financial management – incl record keeping, capital investment, returns & profitability, depreciation
5) Online marketing & sales – get out of the sun, wind and rain!
All suitable for children from about 6 or 7 up to adults. Younger kids are welcome too although they won’t get quite as much out. Workshops are structured around a fun activity to keep it interesting and largely related to actual traders to keep it practical and real. There is no charge for traders.

Its a short holiday so I’m looking at 3 and 4 Oct only.

Please visit our FACEBOOK page for photos, videos and more regular updates and give our creative traders a like and share!

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Please support us by getting involved HERE!

 

Holiday Workshops, news and July/Aug markets

The Free holiday workshops are on Tues 11, Wed 12 and Thurs 13 July with two modules each day. Full details are here: https://pocketmoneymarket.com/talks-and-awards-days/Book only the modules you fancy: We start on Tuesday with Costing & Pricing then Marketing & Sales. Wed is Operational Management then Financial basics and on Thursday we do Online Marketing. All suitable from about 7 to 16 years and centered around an activity. As we are in Plastic Free July all activities will be making alternative packaging. Call 0833840590 to book.

Trader Bookings are open for the next market days on                                                                Saturday 29 July 2017 10:30am 1pm at Longbeach Mall, Noordhoek                                   Wed 9 Aug (holiday) 11:30-2:00  V&A Waterfront                                                                 Saturday 26 August 2017 10:30am 1pm at Longbeach Mall, Noordhoek

Busking bookings cam be made here: https://goo.gl/forms/FEfwmMz7FmsqPu612

We continue to learn and grow and the busking side is taking form fast. We have also had great feedback from the Plastic Free undertaking and will feature this month as a guest blog on the Two Oceans Aquarium website. This project has scope for much growth and I think if the kids can get it right to trade without plastic packaging then the challenge to the mainstream retailers is out there!

We have also had some great feedback in the press and are ever hopeful some sponsorship may eventually follow! Here are some of the articles and video links:

Expresso Show on TV3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJxeGkIGwyE&feature=youtu.be

http://spice4life.co.za/out__about/va-waterfront-youth-day-kids-market-pocket-money/

http://www.iol.co.za/capetowner/news/youth-make-it-at-market-9903606

We also made the news on TV 2 and 3 as well as front page of the weekend Argus.

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I am very pleased to announce we have received support form FORWARD FUND in conjunction with their Win Woman initiative, THANK YOU so much to Tina Thiart and her team for this: www.forwardfund.co.zaff logo

We were also happy to join a Dept of Education initiative in Mitchell’s Plain this week and look forward to more events in the future.

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As always, thanks for the support and hope to see you at the workshops and the markets soon!

Lin

Youth Day report & holiday dates

 

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Just a quick report back today:

We had a lovely Youth Day market at Imhoff Farm on 16 June, many thanks to Imhoff for having us at their delightful venue. The weather played along too thank goodness!

We had 20 stalls and 26 official traders although some “visitors” also joined the fun. The youngest trader was just 4 years old and the oldest 16. I thought the atmosphere was great and I was really pleased to see such good presentation and also lots of refinements by those who have attended workshops.

As always picking a winner is the toughest part of the day, everyone was so fantastic. Congratulations to Kaira and Stella of Cupcakes, Critters & Crafts who won Entrepreneurs of the Day. Their advert was lovely, they sold very well (in fact sold out) and had a fantastic attitude too. They also handled a couple of mishaps with aplomb and all the “secret shoppers” were very complimentary. Highest earner was Robert’s Organic Plants (by a long way!), followed by Hannah’s creations with Kaya and the Soap Cellar joint third. Well done! I am very pleased to see the detailed costings and improvements from the regular traders. On that note some sheets were incomplete or poorly done, they will not be accepted like that again so please take note!

Special mentions to the Soap Cellar for outstanding products, costings and a fabulous stall. Also to Colour Me Crazy for excellent presentation and Hanna’s creations for lovely original products.

For those wanting figures, one trader had a net profit of over R500, 6 traders had a net profit over R300 and another 5 over R200. Considering this is after costs and the kids are between 4 and 16 I think this is pretty good! I am available on skype or you can come and visit if you need some help getting there…this is a safe space to try out all the ideas.

I will do the other awards in the holidays instead of month end this time…I am looking at 13 July (see below). I need some time to study the sheets and think things over  to do the awards in more detail, market days are getting pretty hectic.

If there is enough interest I will do a workshop in the holidays on Wed 13 July from 2 to 4pm with awards after. We should be all done by 4:30 but the kids generally like to socialize a bit and weather permitting I’ll organize a fun activity again. I am flexible with dates but can only do afternoons and evenings so feel free to get in touch if you have an alternative suggestion. Remember workshops are free for traders and any group of 5 or more can initiate one.

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The winner of the LUCKY DRAW was Enid Pemberton. Congratulations Enid, I have mailed your four tickets to Snow World to you, enjoy and thank you for supporting the Pocket Money Market! The lucky draw was a great selling tool for the kids and as each sale = a ticket I think it really boosted sales. If anyone has connections for another prize that would be awesome…even if a company wants to sponsor  something smaller like movie tickets or a voucher…anything would be most appreciated!

Below are some snaps of our traders…in no particular order….Apologies I was a bit busy so didn’t take many pics and I missed a couple. Please send me your photos! Or better still I am hoping for  a young photographer (Hannah?) and a young reporter too. I could really use some help on market days too if anyone is keen, plus admin and PR too.

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Soap Cellar

 

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Kaya: Stick a frame, Twiggit, Scratch n win
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Save the Rhino

 

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Save the Rhino
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Color Me Crazy

 

 

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Cupcakes, Critters and Crafts

 

 

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Funky Dunky Danika

 

 

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Kidz Zone
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O’STEEZ
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Natural Nature & Molly’s Magic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wishmakers

 

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Robert’s Plants
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Cook n Craft

 

 

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Sweet Pop

 

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Monsters at Work

 

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Hannah’s Creations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Request a Beanie and Sydney’s Gifts

Here is also a link to the ads the kids have to send in before the market…and while you are there please give our Facebook page a like & share: https://www.facebook.com/PocketMoneyMarketSA/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1737537636462042

Many thanks to Nikki Mountified for her hard work as well as Leigh Palmer for coming to my rescue when I could not fit the tables in my car! My continued thanks to Rotary for supporting the market, I saw a number of their members shopping and to SNOW WORLD for their fabulous prize worth R480!

We were also lucky to have a visit from Kieno Kammies of Cape Talk and they have given us some lovely encouragement. Here is an old article someone sent me that I was not aware of:

http://www.capetalk.co.za/articles/13512/your-child-can-become-an-entrepreneur-at-a-young-age-find-out-how

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Please book here for the next market at Longbeach Mall on 9 July and I will open booking for 6 August this week too:

https://pocketmoneymarket.wordpress.com/market-stall-bookings-for-kids-from-3-to-16?iframe=true&theme_preview=true

Until now I have collected the stall fees at the end and adjusted down where takings are on the low side. However its too chaotic to manage so all fees will have to be paid up front from now, unless you make a special arrangement ahead of time. If any children do not earn enough I will be happy to credit them but this will be done at a later stage when I have time to assess properly. ( I work on not more than 20% of net income as a guide) Please remember you may apply for charity dispensation and outreach stalls are at no charge. I also have some start up assistance available for outreach too. This is a non profit, I do this in my own time “for the love” and self fund but I am really battling to stay afloat. Certificates, prizes, and a host of set up costs need to be paid, plus each event takes about 5 working days to set up. I work full time too so its not perfect, but on balance I think still worth doing. If anyone is able to assist in any way…nothing is too small. Printing is a constant expense and posters, accounting sheets and certificates are essential. It is my dream to get a proper sponsor and “do it properly” – I have a document prepared if you have any ideas!

Lastly we are now on Instagram too: https://www.instagram.com/pocketmoneymarket/

Thanks to everyone for your support!

Lin

PS sorry this is not a very pretty report…having a glitchy day and nothing wants to go where is should…but the basics are all there.