Winchester, Va. – There's business men and there's business women. But what about business boys and girls?

 "We sell slime and it's a stress reliever and stretchy and fun," said entrepreneur Elle Acchione, who began Lit Slime when she was 10. 

The Winchester Children's Business Fair gave young entrepreneurs the opportunity to grow their business. Each child had to create a business model and apply to be a part of the fair. 

"My kids love to sell things and set up lemonade stands. And I thought that this would be a fun idea for the kids to do and I figured if my kids enjoy selling things and making a profit, of course other kids are going to want to do it," said organizer Jessi Edwards.

The event was a fundraiser for Miss Abilities, a local non-profit that creates accessible pageants for children with disabilities.  

"I decided to do this fundraiser for Miss Abilities because it's not only helping to create the idea of entrepreneurship in these kids but it's also exposing them to Miss Abilities organization," said Edwards.

The fundraising money came from sponsors and the children were able to keep their profits.  

"We want the kids to keep the money that they've made because they've worked very hard," said Edwards. 

And some even donated part of their proceeds to a charity of their choosing, like Emma and Julie Dobbs who donated part of the profits to the SPCA. 

"They should start their own business because it's a learning experience for later in life and its really fun because you earn profit and can sometimes help the red cross," said Acchione.

After the fair, the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum opened their doors to the kids and their families to explore free of charge. 
 

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