Young Tycoons Show Off Their Enterprise

May 20, 2019

Young entrepreneurs were showcasing their products and services on Saturday (5/18) during the Second Annual Children's Business Fair held at the Tallahassee Museum.

Young entrepreneurs aided by their staff (also known as "parents") pitched their products and services during the Second Annual Children's Business Fair.
Credit Tom Flanigan

Swift Creek Middle School fifth grader Reese Duncan was one of the more seasoned moguls at the Fair.

"I do acrylic painting," she said, indicating a selection of precisely crafted geometric images. "I've been in the art industry for three-to-four years now."

Second grade student Everett Ezekiel Chapman III said he is a teacher as well as an accomplished musician.

"I teach drum lessons and gig with other musicians," he explained.

Then there were the Barry sisters. Layla Barry said their enterprise has two product lines.

"My business is about paintings and cupcakes," she said.

Meanwhile, her sister Kyla concentrates her efforts on one of those segments.

"I am an artist at baking!" she smiled.

They run their business under the proud eyes of their father, Wendell Barry.

"We firmly believe that the future is in business ownership and entrepreneurship and so we want our children to understand the value of a dollar," he said.

The event was hosted by Fun for Tally Kids, which is owned by Jessica Duncan.

"They are out here and doing whatever it takes to try and get those sales and they're doing great showcasing their businesses," she explained.

There were a total of 34 businesses at the fair, all run by young entrepreneurs between the ages of 6 and 14.