Ipswich Kids Ramp Up City's Business Scene; Pint-Sized Entrepreneurs Get Some Marketing Know-How

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Byline: REBECCA LYNCH Rebecca.Lynch@qt.com.au

THE creativity of some Ipswich children will blossom these school holidays in special kid-oriented business workshops.

Local businesswoman Kerryanne Farrer is once again offering Bambino Bazaar classes to junior creatives.

Previous fruits of the workshops include jewellery, pet rocks, bird houses, decorated photo frames and even a skate ramp.

Balin McDonald combined his passion for skating and his natural instinct for business by developing his own Melonhead Rapid Skate Ramps in a recent workshop.

Ms Farrer said Balin's quality product and branding was a great example of how well kids responded to marketing guidance.

aBambino Bazaar is an exciting program that nurtures the decision makers of the future and engages them in concepts of sustainability and innovation in their early life,a Ms Farrer said.

aIt's specifically designed to capture the imagination, fuel creativity and teach small business skills.a

She said Balin drafted, branded, and finalised his original product over a similar 10-session program to the January holidays series.

This program is the fourth offered by Ms Farrer, and will once again conclude with a market day held in the Ipswich CBD. …