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Calling all young entrepreneurs: Wynwood Yard holding a free event for kids in business

The Wynwood Yard is looking for business-savvy kids for its Young Entrepreneurs Day on Saturday. The free event will include workshops, info booths, activities and conversations with other successful child impresarios.
The Wynwood Yard is looking for business-savvy kids for its Young Entrepreneurs Day on Saturday. The free event will include workshops, info booths, activities and conversations with other successful child impresarios. Wynwood Yard

They’re the kids who are working for a good cause, who have invented products or started their own businesses.

The ones who make adults sometimes question whether they’ve used their time wisely.

The Wynwood Yard is calling on these business-savvy kids for its Young Entrepreneurs Day, a partnership with Tedge Network Kids, for a day of workshops, info booths, activities and conversations with other successful child impresarios.

The free event, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, will include talks from Taylor Moxey, an entrepreneur, speaker, author and philanthropist known for turning a $40 loan from her parents into Taylor Moxey Inc., the umbrella company for her cupcake business, children’s book, motivational cards and foundation to inspire kids to become social entrepreneurs.

Also speaking will be 13-year-old chef Tyler Zager, an advocate of “No Kid Hungry” and winner of Food Network’s Kids BBQ Championship; 11-year-old Zoe Terry, founder of nonprofit Zoe’s Dolls; and Brandon and Sebastian Martinez of AYKSocks, a company that raises funds for children affected by autism, pediatric cancer and ALS.

Among the activities will be a workshop for parents to teach their children about money; a Brazilian dessert-making demo by the sisters of Sunrise-based Rustica Desserts; a mind-body balance class, and a slime-making workshop led by Isabella Coloma, the 13-year-old owner of Etsy shop Mermaid Slimez.

Wynwood Yard is also looking for kid-participants who have successfully launched businesses — preferably with websites, Etsy pages, or other resources — and kids who are raising funds for a good cause.

Those interested in participating in the event can email Julie Frans, community and culinary director at The Wynwood Yard, at julie@thewynwoodyard.com. Registration for the event is available at eventbrite.com/e/young-entrepreneurs-day-tickets-41463450296.

Chabeli Herrera: 305-376-3730, @ChabeliH

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