Hi everyone and all the best for the year. It is going to be a very busy one for us filled with great things. Bookings are open for around 30 markets already and there are 2 workshop days on 3 Feb and 5 April which will include awards too.
Plans this year are to grow the sustainability side as we start building our own Precious Plastics recycling machines. This will allow any members to collect plastic and use it to produce materials for products, initially we will start with beads as I feel the artisanal content is where we can add real value. Any interested folks are most welcome to participate, we need techies, co-ordinators, sponsors and admins for this project which is aimed at growing the profits for our outreach traders as well as reducing pollution. This is a natural progression from the Plastic Free Pledge which we introduced last June banning single use plastics from our markets.
We also have great plans to grow the performing arts side as it is the way we can reach the most outreach candidates effectively. All performing arts are welcome, age limits are flexible as if there are groups with mixed ages they are welcome. Solo artists up to around 20 years old, all those older than 16 are asked to help out a little behind the scenes. Any teachers or music professionals are invited to join us, we plan a big concert for 16 June and again in Dec at Cape Town’s best venues as well as busking opportunities at all our regular events. Please register here.
I know there are many people asking for events in the Northern Suburbs and Table View areas as well as Strand, Overberg, Boland etc and then PE, Joburg and Durban. Unfortunately I work full time and so until there is some funding I can only really manage central and southern Cape Town areas, however I am more than happy to support anyone willing to arrange events elsewhere and come and do workshops etc.
At this stage we trade every Thursday at Cape Point Vineyards from 4:30 to sunset, second Saturday of every month at Rondebosch Park Market and the last Saturday of every month at Longbeach Mall which is 6 markets a month! Then we also have special events and festivals as well as our flagship Youth Day event at the V&A. Here are the first lot of weekend dates, the times, venues and more about Thursday markets are on the booking page. Jan – 27 Feb: 10 & 17
Mar – 10 & 31 Easter Market (holidays)
Apr – 14 & 28 (long weekend) May – 12 & 26
Jun – 9, 16 & 30 (holidays)
All traders have to create a pre market advert, complete a detailed accounting sheet with costings and returns and adhere to a number of POS requirements in order to gain their certificate and at each market there is an “Entrepreneur of the Day”.
WANTED: I need volunteers for 2018 please, for buskers management, outreach assistance, youth day flagship event, admin, PR, social media and fundraising. If you have any time to spare we have a need for both online and practical assistance.
LOOKING BACK: In 2017 we had 42 markets of which 15 were full “stand alone” events and 26 were “guest events”, 10 had our young buskers performing and of those 5 were fully “wired for sound”. Also 10 free workshops and 10 speaking engagements plus 3 TV shows and many radio shows. My admin is never up to date but I estimate about 350 kids have participated, maybe 400 including all the performers. Earnings vary dramatically with some kids consistently netting over R1000 per event and others not making R100 but on average its around R350 net profit per stall. This translates into about R110 000 net profit for the kids in the year, sadly about half of the net profit in 2015 and about 25% down on 2016 despite amazing improvements in goods, venues and skills. This is a reflection of the tough economic reality we face, many of the adult traders are experiencing even greater reductions. The only real solution is to raise funds for paid advertising or brand events, get volunteers for PR help and spread the message as far and wide as possible. I tried to communicate the benefits of shopping with us in an article at Christmas, and I believe it applies 24/7, 365.
There is so much potential for growth and improvement but time is limited and funding is hard to find. I have covered expenses in excess of R100K to date and had donations of about R15000 in total since the beginning, mainly paid directly to table hire or for transport. If you would like to assist on any way please check out our back a buddy page and donate or become a champion. I am more than happy to brand events and we have great support from the media.
Thanks for your support, all contact info is below.
See you at the market!
Contact Linda: 0833840590
First timers please see the https://pocketmoneymarket.com/info-for-first-timers/ page and you are welcome to call for advice.
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.
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Come and enjoy an amazing line up of entertainment, activities, delicious food and creative crafts on Woman’s Day at the V&A from our inspiring young entrepreneurs.
We are most grateful to ALL PHASE ELECTRICAL for sponsoring the costs of this event. We could not have done it without you – thank you for living the #bethechange philosophy!
We have 40 entrepreneurs under 16 years old trading at 25 stunning stalls as well as 10 talented young performers who will be busking. Our creative kids have all pledged not to use any single use plastics and everyone is welcome to join us in taking the #PlasticFreePledge as part of our sustainable development initiative.
Date: Wed 9 August
Time: 11:30am – 2pm with the Emtrepreneur of the Day award at 2pm
Venue: Upstairs at the Watershed at the V&A Waterfront
Full Trader List:
|1||Khaya’s Emporium||Twiggit rustic candles, Message in a peg, Stone lights, Macrame lanterns and plant holders, tangle free earphone holders|
|2||Alice’s Wonder Slime||Play Slime in various forms and DIY kits|
|2||The Soap Cellar||Natural soap, lip balm, giant bubble kits.|
|4||Made By Teens||Cape Town Key Holders , Message on a Bottle|
|5||Emily’s Sweet & Savoury||Cheese grillers, creamed spinach pop tarts, butternut & feta pop tarts & donuts|
|6||Sweet Tooth Brothers||Biscuits, waffle rolls, cakes.|
|8||Rock Ink||Painted rocks & Lemonade|
|9||Made It Pretty by Peyton||Pretty handcrafted stationery, cards and gifts.|
|10||Sweetastic Creations||Make your own name necklace and beautifully decorated flower cookies on a stick|
|11||Hannah’s Take & Campbell’s Chili Factory||Cards, suncatchers, jewellery and chilli paste|
|13||Fantastic||Mint Plants, Furtastic Books, DIY washytape pencils and pencil jars, savoury muffins|
|14||LivMaw||Activity for children to create collages, all materials supplied including tables for children to sit at. A variety of outlines on card will be provided to help with ideas / Beautiful, Completed Artwork collages for sale|
|15||Gabe’s Good Goodies||Chocolates (mainly truffles)|
|17||Sticky Bubblegum||Room decor, handmade gifts and other funky must have items.|
|18||BEAUTY||Second hand ceramics potted with beautiful arrangements of succulents and top dressed with gemstones. drawings, dry flower and sticker pics in A5 glass frames everything done by the traders themselves|
|19||Oni’s Organics||Health muffins, Healthy habits charts, lemons|
|20||SA Cool Trading Kids||Veg, dog biscuits, beanies, books & dvd’s, games|
|21||Cook & Craft||Peanut brittle, Katvis catnip toys, Urchin Jellyfish, Dip if you dare game, Eco Fire Lighters, Magic Carpet Cleaner|
|22||Gabriels Mucky Stuffs||Seedlings, wick planters, worm tea, free range eggs|
|23||Helena’s Yummy Treats||Biscuits and chocolate blocks|
|24||King’s Corner||Droe Wors, activity game.|
|25||Cezanne||Lip Balm, Stress Balls|
Please pop over to out Facebook Page to browse the adverts each trader has sent in as part of the requirement to gain a certificate: https://www.facebook.com/PocketMoneyMarketSA/photos/a.1913301828885621.1073741877.1591673784381762/1913305025551968/?type=3&theater
And also browse the video ads in the Facebook video library, here is sweet example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMaAv2DkLRQ
As it is Woman’s Day, we are joined by two adult traders who are part if the Forward Fund WIN WOMAN program and they will be selling wonderful leather jackets and beadwork, as well as offering mentorship to the youngsters.
Pop over the the V&A website for more detail here: http://www.waterfront.co.za/events/Kids/2017-young-entrepreneurs-pocket-money-market
And take a listen to one of the radio features here: https://omny.fm/shows/early-breakfast-with-abongile-nzelenzele/woman-s-day-market-at-the-v-a-pocket-money-market
We are privileged to have the fabulous Zoe Mazula of Horizon’s Tale, Mazula and The Farmhouse Rocks to guide our young performers and add her special magic to the day. A real feast of music including classical, blues, rock and jazz is guaranteed to entertain.
Zoë Mazula has been a performer all her life. It started with dancing and acting and continued on to singing and song writing. Zoe studied at Redroofs Theatre School and The Academy in London England. Next to the creative arts, Zoë’s biggest passion is education and she later worked extensively with The Big Foot Theatre Company and Makebelieve Arts in London borough schools to empower teachers to bring creative storytelling and acting techniques into mainstream classrooms as an effecting teaching tool. Zoë has not only experienced the pleasure of the arts first hand through professional working in adverts, theatre and film but she has witness the power of acting with drama therapy and the healing and learning that comes from drama techniques and play. Zoë has continued her creative teaching under the name ‘I Create Me’ and runs after school clubs, teaching workshops and holiday programmes.
Zoë immigrated with her husband Vusa to South Africa in 2004 to open one of Cape Town’s most loved music venues, Zula Sound Bar on Long Street. Zula gave a platform for nine years to the best up and coming and established original music acts of South Africa. For the past two years Vusa and Zoë have gone back to their original love of music and write and perform their songs under the name Mazula with their first album being released this year. They can be seen singing in their function duo called Horizon’s Tale at many different hotels, restaurants and private functions around the mother city and South Africa. You can follow their music on Facebook under the name Mazula and Horizon’s Tale and you can email email@example.com for more info on the I Create Me programmes.
Please remember we are always looking for young photographers and young reporters to cover our events for the press. Get in touch if you would like to join on Woman’s Day, its great fun and young people up to 21 are welcome. Most of the pics used here are from Deep South Photography and regular traders, you are welcome to watermark your pics!
The Pocket Money Market is growing fast and we are looking for interns, volunteers, mentors and sponsors to help take us nation wide and beyond. We run Markets 2 to 6 times a month where kids EARN, LEARN & HAVE FUN as well as free workshops covering 5 modules every school holiday.
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org