After the phenomenal success of last summer’s Teenage Markets, the FSB, along with the councils of Doncaster and Rotherham, will be starting this season’s series of markets in May.
Doncaster is holding its first Teenage Market in the Market Place in the Heart of Doncaster Town Centre on Saturday 13 May, and Rotherham will be following with a Teenage Market in Effingham Street on 27 May.
Both events will run from 10am-4pm and will welcome young people aged 13-25 to get involved and showcase their talents and entrepreneurial spirit.
Neville Martin from the FSB said: “We are delighted to invite all young entrepreneurs and performers to help create two great events for our town centres. The vibrancy and excitement that young people generate will bring a festival atmosphere to their host town centres.
“They are completely FREE to take part in and we hope that traders will take away large amounts of cash. Participants don’t have to be established traders or performers either.
“We hope that through these important events, a whole new generation of entrepreneurs is discovered. The Teenage Markets offer a vital opportunity for young traders to experience face-to-face selling for the first time.
“Having the ability and confidence to make a sales pitch is an invaluable attribute for any teenager who fancies a career in business. Here’s a chance for them to hone their pitch and perfect their selling skills.
“We’re also looking for young performers to entertain the crowds. Who knows – we may discover the next ‘X Factor’ winner even before Simon Cowell gets a look-in!”
He added: “It’s really easy to get involved – traders and performers simply need to visit www.theteenagemarket.co.uk to register and create themselves a profile about who they are and what they do.
“Once they have created their profile, they can then apply to take part in the Doncaster and Rotherham Teenage Markets by clicking on the events page of the website and applying to be a trader or performer. Individuals and groups will all be welcome.”