What better way to learn about entrepreneurship, marketing, management, finance, and hospitality than to actually operate a business? That’s what our DECA teacher advisors and student members get to do when they run an actual business in the school setting. It’s an entrepreneurship laboratory and the educational and financial results are real!
A school-based enterprise (SBE) is an entrepreneurial operation in a school setting that provides goods/services to meet the needs of the market. SBEs are managed and operated by students as hands-on learning laboratories that integrate National Curriculum Standards in marketing, finance, hospitality or management.
SBEs provide realistic and practical learning experiences that reinforce classroom instruction. SBEs can sell to consumers through a permanent location, a mobile kiosk or through Internet marketing. Products may include spirit wear, food and beverage items, school supplies, signs and banners and more, while other SBEs provide services such as creative design, advertising sales and more.