Full Week Summer Camps
Enroll your child into one of our full time Entrepreneur Education Summer Camp programs and develop their entrepreneurial skills in a new way! Develop their leadership & teamwork in these 1 week educational but fantastically fun programs!
Kid Entrepreneur Programs
Watch your child learn, imagine & take action as they work to launch their first business! This is an experience they will look back on for years to come! 10 Week Entrepreneur Action Programs available for ages 7-12 years of age.
Are You Ready to Be Impressed?
Get ready for your kids to dazzle you with their ideas & blow you away with their ingenuity. Take a step back and watch what they can do when they take total ownership and are given the chance to make “BIG” decisions.
Build a Biz Kids is coming to a city near you this fall.
West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Vancouver, Burnaby, Port Moody, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge
We can’t wait to meet your KidPreneurs and give them the reins on taking immediate action on their ideas. This program will allow them to safely interact in Real Life Situations. They will develop resiliency, communication skills, financial literacy, public speaking, and so much more!
Kids Market Day Expo!
Check out our Fall 2018 Graduates as they launched their businesses for the first time after completing our 10 week After School Kid’s Entrepreneur program!
Financial Literacy at 7-12 years
“I wish I learned that when I was young!” Don’t we all! Financial understanding and money management, even today, isn’t something that they teach us in school. Entrepreneurship is an opportunity to help kids understand what things cost, what value is, and that earning money takes effort and commitment. With the help of Vancity, we also talk about what they can do with their profits after the program. Save it, Spend it, Reinvest it or Donate it!
Learning to Handle "No"
Wouldn’t it be great if we could hear “Yes!” to everything we wanted? Unfortunately, that’s not how much of the world work. The next best thing is not letting “No” stop you and to see how it can be a great thing! Knowledge is power! Hearing “No” could mean that we need to question our approach, pricing, value of our product or service, and look for ways to improve.
A Habit of Action
We all want our children to have imagination and be creative, but that’s just the first step. We need to teach them the habit of taking action on those ideas as well. Experimentation, trial and error and persistence is the fastest way to finding their passion and creating a fulfilling life! Our programs don’t just teach the theory of entrepreneurship; we help them take immediate action while promoting the enjoyment of the process, not just the end result.
Kids Talking to Strangers
Yes! In a safe environment, our students are able to interact with strangers while promoting their business. This opportunity to connect with adults & kids is invaluable in developing their communication & confidence. They are excited to make money, but understand quickly that they need customer service, a compelling sales pitch, and persistent effort before someone will pay for their product.
Tech Free Zone
That’s right! Please keep their iPad’s and phones as home. Yes, technology can absolutely accelerate the growth of a business but first we need to learn the basics. They need to understand WHY they are doing what they are doing. Plus, all that technology like Photoshop or website building can take a lot of time to master. We don’t want them to get frustrated before they even begin! Let’s start with launching small and then we can grow from there.
What Parents Are Saying…
I’m Amazed At The Display Of Their True Potential
“I like how you kept reminding us to let the kids take charge & go with their ideas. It’s honestly not easy to let go (he’s only 7), but I’m so amazed at the display of their true potential when we let them fly with their ideas. So thank YOU and good Job to all of you in your team!”
The Skills Learned Go Beyond Selling a Product
“A highly recommended program! The skills learned go beyond selling a product – they apply for life”
He Came Back for Another Program!
“My child loved the program! It was fabulous to see his self confidence flourish. Thank you!”
We Will Be Recommending This to Everybody With Kids!
“The Kids were given the freedom to figure things out on their own with the support to make their products a success! We will be recommending this program to everybody with kids!! Thank You!”
Brings a Tear To The Eye
“I asked him if he was hungry after the market day and wanted Freshii…he said no, he doesn’t want to spend his “hard earned money”, and I shouldn’t spend mine either…he would find food at home. Brings a tear to the eye, lol”
This Program is Exactly What Kids Need
“Get them off the electronics and get them ready for the “real world”. It allows them to be creative and gain confidence. Amazing program with amazing people!”
Alexa, Nic & Luca's Mom
He Said It Was The Best Camp This Summer!
“Dillon really enjoyed the camp and learnt a lot. He said it was the best camp this summer! This was definitely worth the drive. Farah and Sophie did a great job. We will look out for future camps for sure!”
I Absolutely Recommend This Program!
“He has an absolute interest in selling stuff. He’s always looking to do things like lemonade stands and create new ideas to make some money. Designing and going through the prototypes and trying to make it the best it can be was the most exciting part of the program.”
This is a Great Learning Experience for Kids!
“I wanted him to gain experience in doing business and selling products. His excitement about creating his own product has been exciting!”
This Experience Has Been Really Cool!
“It’s been really cool watching [Nicola] take a small concept and grow it into something that’s her own. This is a super opportunity for kids of any age.”
He’s Excited About His Business!
“Thank you so much for running the kidpreneur program & organizing this amazing market event! This was invaluable experience for him & I believe it’ll help him in his future & will have only positive impact on him. “
He Won’t Miss a Class!
“It’s the one activity out of all of his activities he wouldn’t miss for the world. He’d be sick as a dog and say, ‘no, I have to go to [Build a] Biz Kids’. I absolutely recommend this to any parent.”
She has a Million Ideas!
“She begged me and begged me and begged me to put her in the program. She needs my help, she knows she needs my help but she also wants it to be her creation and her business.”
He’s Still Building His Business!
“Everyday he would come home from class excited to share what he learned. This is sort of a life skill thing that you don’t learn in school and it’s good to learn at a young age.”
100% Recommend This Program!
“As the [Market] Day comes closer, I tell you, we were bouncing off the walls because of the excitement to just come and talk to people in person and make some money.”
Our KidPreneur Events Calendar!
A Community Event featuring Three Days of Delicious BBQ, Free Live Music,
Craft Breweries and Family Entertainment! Be sure to stop by the Kids Entertainment area and don’t miss out of the exciting activities all over Rocky Point Park in Port Moody! This annual event is one not to be missed.
Date: July 19, 20, 21 2019
Time: 11am – 9pm
Location: Rocky Point Park, Port Moody
Admission: By Donation for the Port Moody Rotary Club
Commercial Drive Car Free Day!
This festival stretches across 15 blocks featuring amazing local artisans, musicians, community activities, delicious food, tons of entertainment and activities for all ages. As the place that Car Free Day began, Commercial Drive stays true to its grassroots beginnings and the story behind the festival. There is a strong message of advocacy and activism for providing car free spaces and green culture for the community.
Date: July 7th, 2019
Time: 12pm – 7pm
Location: Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Port Moody Golden Spike Days!
Golden Spike Days is a great community festival for the entire family! Fun activities abound with live entertainment, amazing food, arts and crafts, interactive activities, youth talent competition and a variety of craft beer vendors.
Date: June 28 – July 1, 2019
Time: Check Schedule in Link
Location: Rocky Point, Port Moody
Admission: By Donation
Last year more than 20,000 people enjoyed Port Moody’s second annual Car-Free Day, a community celebration that includes over 100 booths presented by local businesses, artisans, and non-profit groups. Great Fun for the Whole Family!
Date: August 18th, 2019
Time: 12pm – 7pm
Location: St Johns St, Port Moody
BBK News & Announcements
That is what this program is about. It doesn’t matter if your child becomes an entrepreneur when they grow up. That’s not the point. The point is the give them the space to make decisions that impact, for better or worse, something they care about. Something they are calling the shots on and taking full ownership of. This is life. We are just exposing them to it a little earlier in a safe environment rather than thrusting them into it after high school graduation when real debt and consequences can be more significant.
I, like many parents, have an innate fear that I will screw up my child in some way. One day, I will say that one thing that completely screws them up. I will be having a bad day, my patience will be low and BAM. It will fly out of my mouth and I will never be able to take it back. Their confidence will plumit, they will throw it back at me when they are 18 and angry at me, and any sadness they have, I know it will because I failed them that day.
Well, that may happen, but I have something significantly more scary to share with you.
Over the years consulting with assorted businesses owners, understanding that success is in their hands is one they want to believe int he good times, but when it get’s tough, their commentary can change to all sorts of justifying or complaining. My competitor is poaching my clients. Customers don’t understand why my products are so good. The stores wont return my calls and buy my product. My Sales Reps wont do what I tell them to.
And the list goes on