Bookings are open for:
BOOKING FORM for Cape area
Please get in touch if you would like a market in your area and have a great venue to suggest.
Contact Linda: 0833840590
For all the details and stall ideas please visit http://www.pocketmoneymarket.com
First timers please see the info for first timers page and you are welcome to call for advice.
Gauteng registration: https://pocketmoneymarket.com/gauteng-area-registration-form/
You will be emailed with a confirmation and gmaps, etc. This booking does not confirm your stall as at some venues spaces are limited.
Please watch the Facebook page and subscribe to the mailing list via the links page to keep updated. Any group of 5 or more can initiate a workshop. They are at no charge for traders.
Each stall is required to have a sign and complete the accounting sheet provided as well as sending in a pre market advert. All children fulfilling this will get a certificate of participation and there will be an Entrepreneur of the Day.
Younger children may have assistance but please only one adult per stall, it detracts from the event if there are too many adults. For children 12 and over it is preferrred that they do not have an adult at their stall.
Please complete one form per stall per event, stalls can be shared by up to 4 children.
There is a non-compulsory registration fee R50 for 1 or 2 children and an extra R20 for additional children. If you are unable to pay this fee please contact me to apply for a reduced fee or a free stall. I do however think it is a good idea to teach the children the concept of rent and overheads. I usually collect this after the accounting sheets are in and keep it below 20% of net profit.
If you would like to contribute anything above this fee to assist with the project that would also be most welcome.
The Pocket Money Market has two main aim: The primary objective is nurturing a spirit of entrepreneurship in young children with the long term goal that more South Africans will be able to sustain themselves independently and possibly in a more flexible lifestyle conducive to less commuting and more active parenting which is often a challenge. The second objective is to bring real and immediate income generation to families where the means for the children to join the Pocket Money Market are simply not available, via the outreach programme. Sponsors and volunteers for the outreach kids are always needed.
Goods and services:
Please read: https://pocketmoneymarket.com/info-for-first-timers/
ACTIVITY STALLS ARE ENCOURAGED. I prefer to avoid “made in China”. Please note electricity points are not available.
I would encourage a variety of items for their first market to get a feel for what sells. Plants, veggies and herbs, crafts, activities like guessing the number of sweets in a jar, temporary tattoos and nail decoration are all fun and easy. I suggest keeping some items small and simple and selling them at lower prices but a few larger items with a higher return help to bump up profits a lot. Awards will take into consideration things like the originality of the products, cost of production, how much parental assistance is required, display, salesmanship and profit, among others. Recycling, upcycling and creativity are encouraged.
The young children battle to concentrate for two hours so I advise keeping the set up time minimal and stalls simple. The children will get a simple sheet to complete at the end with expenses, float, takings and profit. This is compulsory as the aim of this project is to educate.. Awards will take place every term as well as at some of the events.
Please note environmental awareness is key. Upcyle, recycle, avoid plastic as much as possible and leave your area spotless. As of 16 June 2017 no more balloons will be permitted. No live animals like silkworms or goldfish etc. Responsible worm farms are fine. Please talk to me is you are unsure.
Children need to bring their own change float. Going to the bank and making change can be a really good learning experinence, some tellers will take the time to show them how to spot fake notes, etc.
Children are also required to create and advert for their stall which I will publish on the blog, Facebook and Twitter. This can be a photo of their stall sign and sample wares or photo of a poster or anything they like really…go wild. They are also encouraged to interact on social media when these are published and may add youtube, detailed descriptions, respond to comments and so on.
I am looking for children who would like to become Pocket Money Market photographers and reporters too.
For product ideas and more info join us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LiveLightlyKids
and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PocketMoneyMarketS Please also read https://pocketmoneymarket.com/info-for-first-timers/ and the reports on previous markets for ideas and tips.
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Workshops are 12,13 & 14 July (holidays) see the workshops page for details.
As always feedback, suggestions, help and sponsors or donations to costs and prizes are welcome!