This June 16, more than 5,000 children from 5 to 12 years of age will launch a small business for a day in front of their home or as part of a group in order to experience entrepreneurship for the first time as part of the fourth edition of the Grande journée des petits entrepreneurs
This festive day was developed on the initiative of entrepreneurs and made possible through the support of numerous partners with the same objective in mind: give young people the opportunity to experience the pleasure of creating their own business and doing business, while learning and having fun at the same time.“The Chinese have a proverb that says, ‘The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.’ Imagine what the Québec of tomorrow will look like, with all the seeds we are sowing throughout the province by having thousands of children participate in this event,”.
— Serge Beauchemin. Honorary Spokesman
Ventures can take any number of forms: bike washes, origami creations, flea markets, greeting cards, lemonade stands, headband boutiques, stuffed animals and all kinds of sweet treats. This educational project gives thousands of children the opportunity to explore their creativity and get acquainted with the main principles of entrepreneurship.
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Register your child, and allow him or her to develop a sense of responsibility, creativity, autonomy and self-confidence!
Want to learn more?
Visit the La grande journée des petits entrepreneurs website (in French only)