Young entrepreneurs were out learning on the job at the Colfax Farmer’s Market June 22. As a part of the Colfax-Mingo Young Entrepreneurs summer class, students were on hand doing face painting and finding out what running a business is really like.
“This is the first time at the high school this has been done,” teacher Jen Synder said. “I think with the thought of when the building was shut down, trying to fulfill some of the needs and make up some of that time with enrichment opportunities for the kids.”
The idea for the entrepreneur class started at the suggestion of former principal Todd Jones and grew from there. Once underway, the students came up with the idea for a face painting and temporary tattoo business at the Colfax Farmer’s Market.
“They are learning about setting prices, they did some advertising on Facebook, just to see what businesses have,” Synder said. “We have also been around to a couple of businesses in town to see what they do and are faced with as business owners.”
The class decided on a price range of $1 to $5 depending on the art selected for the face painting. They also learned about accepting payment and returning change as customers started to come their way.