Young entrepreneurs from across Dudley will be heading to Himley Hall this weekend to showcase their creative products to eager Christmas shoppers.
The Himley Hall Teenage Market was set up by the council to give budding entrepreneurs aged between 12 and 22 a chance to find out what running a business is really like.
The market will get underway at 11am at Himley Hall on Sunday 17th December and runs until 3pm. Admission is free, but there is a small charge to use the car park.
The young entrepreneurs have been working hard on their business ideas and will be offering up a range of arts and crafts, stationery, jewellery, greetings cards, clothes, and home-made cakes and biscuits.
Cllr Ian Kettle, Dudley Council’s cabinet member for planning end economic development said the market was set up “to give young entrepreneurs the chance get hands-on experience in developing their own businesses.
“They learn the day to day skills needed to create, market, and sell their products and get to do so in a safe and fun environment.
“We hope that each time they attend an event they learn more about the selling process and build up their skills for the future.”