Green Bay farmers market seeks teen entrepreneurs

Photo courtesy On Broadway, Inc.

Teenage entrepreneurs in the Green Bay area will have a chance to give their businesses a big boost in the Mini Boss on Broadway program next month.

The Farmers’ Market on Broadway runs every Wednesday from 3 to 8 pm, drawing between 10,000 and 15,00 visitors each week. Every Wednesday in August, organizers will give booths to six entrepreneurs aged 15 and younger.

“This program is important to grow the next generation of small business owners,” On Broadway marketing director Brooke Hafs said in an email to Blueprint365. “We are looking to cultivate our youth and show them some real-life experience that will help them gain skills necessary to operate your own business.”

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Hafs said the group has already received nearly two dozen applications, so clearly there’s some entrepreneurial energy among youth in the Green Bay area. 

“There are young people all over the Green Bay area looking to showcase their creativity and skills to see if it could be something worth pursuing as an adult,” she said.

She added that some mentorship and guidance may also be available, if needed.

“We are looking to help mentor these young people to gain financial literacy, business operation skills and more. If their business plan is a solid plan but not quite developed, there might be an opportunity for us to help them solidify their idea and implement it,” she said. “There is going to be guidance along the way as we bring in each child to take part in the mini boss program. Each child is going to vary in age, skillset and business plan. We will tailor the training to each individual child and business idea. It is our goal to offer educational opportunities along the way.”

Applications are due July 21 and those accepted will be notified during the week of July 24. Those interested can apply using the form at this link.

The Farmer’s Market on Broadway is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.