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Summer enrichment workshop for future entrepreneurs

MANILA, Philippines – Encourage your child develop his entrepreneurship skills through fun business-oriented activities that he/she can do this summer.

Parents nowadays are more keen and proactive in looking for ways in making their child’s vacation more productive and worthwhile. Thus, summer clinics/programs have gotten more popular like sports and art classes, but there are so many other things that your kids and teens can do this summer. One of them is BizKidz, a unique program that will bring out the business savvy in your child through fun games and hands-on activities.

The games and activities were designed to make usually complex business concepts like sales, marketing, and accounting into bite-size portions that participants will understand and enjoy. They also promote different skills sets and values that go beyond just being a great entrepreneur.

The Money Game introduces participants to the “two” roles that they play when dealing with money, then shows them which is the important one. The Gathering and Enhancement Game teaches the “one” skill that children need to learn before starting a business. Money is Not Evil teaches the participants to have a healthy respect for money. Integrity Before Profit carves in their hearts that honesty is more valuable than monetary gain. The Difference of Entrepreneurship and Employment lesson imparts the “one” thing that entrepreneurship gives that employment does not. These are just a handful of more than a dozen that BizKidz offers.

The highlight or culminating activity of the program, which happens on the last day, is known as “The Business Launch.” The children will put up their own store and showcase everything they learned in the workshop.

Through the program, kids get to learn the value of money, the importance of saving, and making wise choices when it comes to spending their hard-earned money. By instilling such values early on, BizKidz participants will grow up to have a more realistic idea of how businesses work and everything else that grownups have to go through just to be able to provide them with a more comfortable life.

Now on its second year in Manila, BizKidz will be having its next summer program at Ayala Alabang Village from April 17 to 21, 2012, and at the Ateneo de Manila University from April 23 to 27, 2012.

The highly successful BizKidz summer program originated in Cebu seven years ago and was developed by James Osorio Fantone, a full-time entrepreneur and trainer. Fantone also has the honor of being the first and only Filipino to have become a “Michael Gerber Certified Trainer.” Michael Gerber is considered the world’s number one small business guru by Inc. Magazine and author of the best-selling book The E-Myth, considered as the small business bible.

BizKidz is open to kids from 7 years old to 16 years of age from all schools; with a program fee of P3,500 (for Ateneo) and P4,000 (for Alabang).

For more on BizKidz, you may contact Leaders Now Training Corp. at (02) 216 4303 or (0917) 829 3742, or email them through [email protected] You may also visit their website at http://www.bizkidz.com.ph or “like” them on Facebook page www.facebook.com/bizkidzph.