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Guam’s youngest entrepreneurs and future business leaders who want to open their own businesses when they grow up got first-hand experience selling the products they made at Nene’s Saturday Market at Guam’s Top Stores.

A total of 22 young entrepreneurs under the age of 12 participated in the Baby Market program created by the non-profit organization Inspire Marianas.

The kids recently attended four workshops where they learned the basics of starting and running a business.







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Kiana Goode, 12, owner of Island Ray Designs, sells a tray of mushrooms during the Nanny Market event at Guam’s Premier Store in Tamuning on Dec. 17, 2022.



The first workshop focused on brainstorming ideas and what it takes to be an entrepreneur, followed by a workshop on finance such as profit, cost and revenue, a workshop on marketing and a workshop on customer engagement.

“I learned how to get a job,” said Riley Topasena, 8, of Yona, who sold a playdough-like slime toy she designed in the first two hours she sat behind her booth. And how to make things.”

Topasena said that she would like to start her own jewelry company in the future, which will focus on making bracelets.

“It’s really nice to see the sparkle in Neni’s eyes today as they talk about their products and also to see all the customers engaging with them and treating them like adults and coming together as a community,” said Daria Calo, Neni’s manager. Is. Market program

Kaya Crisostomo, 10, of Dededo, heard about the workshops from a classmate at school and asked her parents to join.

She said that the program and her presence at the handmade bracelet market was a fun experience.

“I think my daughter has learned a lot about how to run a business and it gives us an insight into how hard it can be,” said Mark Crisostomo, Kaya Crisostomo’s father.

To entertain children and patrons during the event, there was live music by KPV and the Homies along with dance performances by The Talent Box and a mini drone display by Bella Wings Aviation – as well as photo opportunities by Twenty One Pixels.

The Bank of Guam Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center partnered with other local entrepreneurs to produce this program.







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Workshops to encourage children to become entrepreneurs as part of the Nanny Bazaar program organized by the non-profit organization Inspire Marianas.




For more information about this program and Inspire Marianas, visit inspiremarianas.org/thenenimarket or send an email to [email protected]

Pacific Daily News reporter Jackson Stephens covers poverty as a member of the US Corps. You can contact him at [email protected]

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