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National Entrepreneurship Week is Almost Here!                     February 2012 

The 6th Annual National Entrepreneurship Week will be Awesome!

Talk about timing...  Looks like Schuyler Colfax School will be having a TREP$ Marketplace to celebrate!!   Make sure you are sending in press releases to let the world know about your activities, and click here to send them to us and we will post them on our facebook page!


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Meet Alex, Pianist and Small Business Owner
Alex Piano CD- Macopin

My name is Alex Kerssen and I participated in TREP$ three different times and had fun in all three. When I was trying to find an idea as to what to sell, I pretty much knew right away that it would have something to do with music. Music is most of what I do and it's what I'm good at, so I figured it couldn't be too bad. I wanted to show people that I can play. So I recorded CDs (autographed!) of my dad, my brother, and I playing, as well as a few "guest stars".

My business was largely successful seeing that I made adequate profit at all three marketplaces. I had fun and it was a good experience for me.

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Meet Lindsay and Mackenzie, LM Spindle Snowmen
Spindle Snowmen

Hi our names are Lindsay and Mackenzie and we are both 5th grade students at Marshall Hill Elementary School.  


When we first though about what products to sell at our school's TREP$ Marketplace we came up with a lot of different ideas. We were going to sell wooden holiday signs, then colored hair extensions. We were trying to come up with a product that everyone would want. Lindsay's mom, Wendy, saw a snowman made out of spindles in a craft magazine. We thought that was a great idea.....everyone likes snowmen.  


We decided to name our business L & M Spindle Snowmen, the L stands for Lindsay and the M for Mackenzie. We made 40 snowmen of all different sizes and with different colored hats, buttons and scarves. We were hoping they would all sell. We were going to sell them for $5.00 each but then we talked to our moms and thought that might be too much money so we decided to sell them for $4.00 each.

We had a stand with lights to help advertise them at the marketplace. Everyone loved them....we sold out in a little over an hour. We were the first business to sell out at our marketplace! We decided to take orders and had 20 more orders placed. Everyone kept telling us that we should have charged more money for them, $6.00 even $8.00.

We are not sure if we want to make the snowmen again next year but we definitely want to be a part of the TREP$ Marketplace. It was a great experience and so much fun. We can't wait for next year!!!


Lindsay Mackenzie..... Business owners- L M Spindle Snowmen


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Use of the TREP$ name without our permission is illegal. If you would like items with TREP$ on them please ask us and we will look into offering them. This is how the aprons, calculators, banners and buttons became available. To be fair to you, we make them VERY affordable.Please be fair to us and respect our trademarked name.(One exception- signage to publicize the marketplace. Go For It! Even though we offer banners, you have our permission to make signs to bring in a crowd!)

We would like to thank the following organizations
for their ongoing support:
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New to TREP$?
With the mission of empowering each child with an entrepreneurial mindset, TREP$ is working to improve the futures of today's youth.

TREP$ (short for enTREPreneurS), is an after-school program in which children in grades 4-8 are taught everything they need to know to start their own businesses in about 6 weeks. The program ends with a large scale flea-market style event called The TREP$ Marketplace, giving the new entrepreneurs the opportunity to launch their businesses, selling real products to real customers for real money! Talk about a motivating experience.

Winner of NJPTA'S Champion for Children Award, TREP$ is helping many schools around the world teach important skills while engaging and motivating the children.  The program has been featured on NJN's Classroom Close-Up as well as ASCD's Education Update.

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Link to Classroom Close-Up
Link to Education Update

In This Issue
National Entrep. Week
HOTSHOTS Video Contest
Find us on Facebook
Custom Banners Now Available
Meet Alex
Meet Lindsay and Mackenzie
New to TREP$?
Upcoming Marketplaces
TREP$ Family of Schools
Marketplace Season
Is in Full Swing!

Join us at one of the many

Upcoming Marketplaces!!  


Wed, February 8, 2012
Alpine School
Sparta, NJ

Thur, February 9, 2012
Alpine School
Sparta, NJ

Sun, February 12, 2012

1:00-3:00 pm

Cooperstown School
Cooperstown, NY

Wed, February 15, 2012
MacKay School
Tenafly, NJ

Fri, February 16, 2012
Richard Butler School
Butler, NJ

Fri, February 23, 2012 
Schuyler Colfax Middle School Wayne, NJ

Fri, March 2, 2012 

Memorial Middle School
Cedar Grove, NJ

Fri, March 9, 2012

JFK Elementary
Wayne, NJ

Fri, March 9, 2012
Reverend Brown School
Sparta, NJ

Fri, March 16, 2012
Califon School
Califon, NJ

Fri, March 23, 2012

Paradise Knoll School
Oak Ridge, NJ

Fri, March 30, 2012
Walter T Bergen
Bloomingdale, NJ

Wed, April 4, 2012
Stillwater School
Stillwater, NJ

Thur, April 12, 2012 

Ridgewood Avenue School
Glen Ridge, NJ

Fri, April 20, 2012 

McKeown Elementary
Hampton, NJ

Sat, April 21, 2012
Cedar Hill School
Towaco, NJ 

Fri, April 27, 2012

Westbrook School
West Milford, NJ

Sat, May 5, 2012
Golden Hill School
Florida, NY

Sat, June 2, 2012
The Wilson School
Mountain Lakes, NJ

 Be sure to send us your Marketplace submission
so that we can include it  

on our calendar!  

TREP$ Banners Now Available!

Due to popular demand, we've added TREP$ Banners to our line of products!  There are a few options.  This one is 2.5'x6' and fits beautifully into this inexpensive banner stand. 

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    Welcoming our newest Schools...

Cavallini Middle School
Upper Saddle River, NJ
Apshawa School
West Milford, NJ


 Alpine School
Sparta, NJ
Hasbrouck Hts Middle School

Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
Macopin MiddleSchool

West Milford, NJ
Memorial Middle School

Cedar Grove, NJ

 Maugham Elementary

Tenafly, NJ

 Smith Elementary

 Tenafly, NJ

 Stillman Elementary

 Tenafly, NJ

 Ryerson School

 Wayne, NJ

 St Elizabeth Ann Seton Academy

Wayne, NJ
Youth Express   

St Paul, MN
Cedar Hill School   

Towaco, NJ
Califon School 

Califon, NJ
Oxford Central School 

Oxford, NJ
Schuyler Colfax School 

Wayne, NJ
Frankford Twp School   

Frankford, NJ
Sussex Avenue School 

Morristown, NJ
Clarke County School District  

Atlanta, GA
Golden Hill Elementary 

Florida, NY
Jawahir Al Riyadh Int'l School

Riyadh, SA
Future Window Int'l School 

Riyadh, SA
Al Ghad School 

Riyadh, SA
Wilson School 

Mountain Lakes, NJ
Edgemont School 

Montclair, NJ
Ridgewood Ave School  

Glen Ridge, NJ
Richard Butler Middle School 

Butler NJ
West Hall Middle School 

Oakwood, GA 
Gilmour Academy Lower School

Gates Mills, OH
Kingdom School 

Riyadh, SA
Najd School 

Riyadh, SA
King Khaled Int'l School, 

Riyadh, SA
The Star School, 

Flagstaff, Arizona
Lecole Soleil Levant, 

New Brunswick, Canada
Mackay Elementary,  

Tenafly, NJ
Tumeh Family Home School 

Bluff, UT
Cooperstown MS, 

Cooperstown, NY
JFK Elementary,  

Wayne, NJ
Lounsberry Hollow, 

Vernon, NJ
UGL School,   

Hewitt, NJ 
Al Yasmin Int'l, 

Riyadh, SA 
Yara Int'l School, 

Riyadh, SA
Cobb Cnty District, 

Cobb Cty, GA
New MiddleEast Int'l,  

Riyadh, SA 
Fredon School, 

Fredon, NJ 
Reverend Brown,  

Sparta, NJ
White Rock School,  

Jefferson, NJ 
Lafayette School,  

 Lafayette, NJ 
Stillwater School,  

Stillwater, NJ 
Marshall Hill, 

West Milford, NJ
Green Hills School, 

Green, NJ 
Maple Road School, 

West Milford, NJ 
Westbrook School, 

West Milford, NJ 
Haledon School,   

Haledon, NJ
Birchwood School, 

West Nyack, NY 
Euclid School, 

Hasbrouck Hts, NJ 
Holy Spirit, 

Pequannock, NJ 
McKeown School, 

Hampton, NJ 
Walter T Bergen MS,  

Bloomingdale, NJ 
Paradise Knoll, 

Oak Ridge, NJ