Kid's Entrepreneur Action Programs

Welcome to Build a Biz Kids

Because Kids are Just One Encouragement Away From Changing the World

Current Program Schedule & Registration

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.

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!”

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!

Tri Cities Collective Hello Spring Market!

Join us for this curated collection of local, handmade market featuring some of BC’s most talented artisans. But don’t miss out on their featured Mini Makers! An entire section dedicated to kids building their businesses!

Date: May 25, 2019
Time: 11am – 3pm
Location: Kyle Centre, Port Moody
Admission: FREE!

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3rd Annual Tinypreneurs Event

The Tinypreneurs event is back! The 3rd annual edition will be a celebration of social entrepreneurship and financial education for the entire family!
50 Tinypreneur vendors set up shop at this annual kids market with plenty entertainment. 

Date: June 15, 2019
Time: 11am – 3pm
Location: New Westminster Quay
Admission: FREE!

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Main Street Car Free Day!

Main Street Car Free Day is back and celebrating it’s 12th year running! 
The heart of Mount Pleasant, Main Street is a vibrant area featuring food, arts, music, and nightlife. It is known for its’ small independent shops, craft breweries, and youthful residents.

Date: June 16, 2019
Time: 12pm – 7pm
Location: Main St, Vancouver
Admission: FREE!

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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

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BBK News & Announcements

A Letter To Our Students & Kids Everywhere For 2019

A letter to Children in communities everywhere. Congratulations to our students and children everywhere for everything you have learned and experienced in 2018! Just think of where you started last year and all that you have learned. Maybe you were introduced to...

16 KidPreneurs Launch Their Businesses!

It was an exciting day at Henderson Place Mall on November 24th! 16 Build a Biz Kids, bright eyed and primed with nine weeks of business launch preparation stormed the mall to set up shop. Armed with their handmade signage, display decor and for some, copious amounts...

Trial & Error

Have we forgotten how to let kids fail? I always want to teach my son how to do everything in the most efficient way. I struggle to stop myself from correcting him before he begins. There is a quote from the developmental psychologist Gordon Neufeld “Never do for a...

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