MBD: Girl Edition | Girls' Holiday Marketplace

In a marketplace setting, girls display and sell their products and services to event attendees. It's a great way for girls to learn the ins and outs of product packaging and presentation, and booth preparation. Judges award a cash prize to the girl-owned business with the all-around strongest presentation.

Join us for MBD: Girl Edition 2019 Holiday Marketplace!

Saturday, December 7, 2019 | 12-4 PM | Girls Preparatory School campus at 205 Island Avenue in Chattanooga
Open to the public


Girls ages 7-17 can jumpstart or grow their businesses by selling their products and services at their own booths at the Marketplace. Free pre-event entrepreneur workshops offered to help them be successful.


Family, friends, and the public are invited to shop the marketplace and boost #girlpreneurs and their business ventures. Admission is free, but your response is appreciated.


Be a mentor or volunteer. Your support encourages girls to become bold entrepreneurs and be mighty, brilliant, and determined. Scroll down for the ways to get involved.


Do you have a product or service to sell? Start preparing your products and planning how you’ll wow your customers with a booth in the Marketplace, which is open to the public. Judges will award a cash prize to the girl-owned business with the all-around strongest presentation.
Ready to debut your business at the Girls’ Marketplace? Maybe you’re not sure how? Free pre-event entrepreneur workshops are available and open to the public. All workshops are two-hours long and will be hosted at either the downtown Chattanooga Public Library or the Holland Library on the GPS campus.

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  • OCTOBER 19 | Think Big: The Blueprint for Building an Empire & Branding 101

    Think Big: Branding 101 and the Blueprint for Building an Empire
    October 19 | 1-3 p.m.
    @ Downtown Chattanooga Public Library, Auditorium
    Free and open to the public!

    Take a look at the factors that can help you understand your brand and help build your empire.  Afterward, we'll explore the booths at Maker's Day to help you understand branding and target audience (or ideal customer) is! You'll leave with a worksheet to fill out to help you identify how your brand should come together based on your target audience.

    Register HERE!
  • NOVEMBER 2 | Think Bigger: Pitch Perfect and the Art of the Sale

    Think Bigger: Pitch Perfect and the Art of the Sale
    November 2 | 1-3 p.m.
    @ GPS Holland Library
    Free and open to the public!

    Review popular booth layouts that will help you stand out from the competition and attract shoppers. Next, get some tips on how to interact with your customers so you're professional (while still being yourself), how to successfully pitch your product, and best represent your brand.

    Register HERE!
  • NOVEMBER 16 | Think Biggest: The Checklist for Ultimate Success & Market Leadership

    Think Biggest: Market Leadership and The Checklist for Ultimate Success
    November 16 | 1-3 p.m.
    @ GPS Holland Library
    Free and open to the public!

    During this workshop, we'll review a helpful list created by seasoned pros to prepare you for your big day that details everything you'll need to handle anything that may come your way.

    Register HERE!
“MBD is a good place to start your business without the pressure of having a perfect product. Don’t be afraid to try things that seem unrealistic at first because you can do more with what you have than you think.”
—2017-18 Girls' Marketplace Vendor


Support #GIRLPRENEURS! Be a marketplace mentor, sponsor, or volunteer. 

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  • Girls' Marketplace | General Event Volunteer

    Provide assistance at check-in and registration Saturday morning, answer general questions from guests and participants, and more.

    Click HERE to sign up!
  • Girls' Marketplace | Mentor

    The role of the marketplace mentor is to provide valuable, strategic guidance of girls ages 7-17 participating in the marketplace in order to help them set up and run their sales booth throughout the event. We expect mentors to share their experience and expertise with their marketplace vendor to help them run a successful sales booth. Marketplace mentors are expected to spend approximately five hours with their girl vendor to assist with the setup and execution of their marketplace booth.

    Click HERE to sign up!
  • Girls' Marketplace | Sponsor

    Sponsor a girl and her entrepreneurial dreams. Your support encourages girls to become bold entrepreneurs and be mighty, brilliant, and determined!

    As an MBD: Girl Edition sponsor, your business messaging reaches hundreds of people and aligns you with a community that values education and the importance of encouraging girls as they pursue entrepreneurship.

    Learn more about sponsorship opportunities and benefits HERE. Contact Lauren Hayes, MBD Program Director, at info@getyourmbd.com, for more information.


For more information on how to participate, become a sponsor or volunteer, or obtain promotional materials to distribute at your school, contact Lauren Hayes, MBD Program Director, at info@getyourmbd.com.


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