Young Entrepreneur Program Application

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**Please note, JLT does not accept applications from multi-level marketing companies**

Product samples are strongly encouraged.  Please note that all samples will become property of The Junior League of Tampa and will be used for its fundraising efforts.  Samples may be sent to:

The Junior League of Tampa

Attention Holiday Gift Market, YEP Coordinator

87 Columbia Drive

Tampa, FL 33606



Please limit essay responses to 500 words or less.

Holiday Gift Market Business Plan/Proposal

Holiday Gift Market is an intensive 3 ½ day retail shopping experience that takes place at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall. Attendance in 2018 exceeded 20,000. Vendors will set up their booths during the day Wednesday, November 10, 2021 in time to host a Preview Party Thursday night that lasts from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM. From Friday, November 12th through Sunday, November 14th, shopping hours and special preview hours are from approximately 8:30 AM until 8:00 PM on Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday.

* Exact times are subject to change.With this in mind, we would like for you to address the following concerns and include any additional information in your business plan submission.

1. Booth design and set-up

2. Staffing for set-up and sales hours

3. Inventory of product - how much inventory do you currently have on hand and how much inventory would you anticipate having on hand by the start of the November event if you are selected and given notice by early October?

4. Payment methods accepted (cash, check, credit card)


For questions regarding the online application process or the Young Entrepreneur Program, please contact Danielle Tinsley at