DECA SBE Certification

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A DECA school-based enterprise (SBE) is an entrepreneurial operation in a school setting that provides goods/services to meet the needs of a market.  SBEs are managed and operated by students as hands-on learning laboratories that integrate National Curriculum Standards in Marketing, Finance, Hospitality, and/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 school spirit wear, food and beverage items, school supplies, signs and banners, and more. Some SBEs provide services like creative design, advertising sales, and more. 

Print Fundraising’s learn & earn fundraising program was specifically created for DECA chapters to use as a School-Based Enterprise.  Our company consists of DECA alumni who remember how much more engaging and fun it was to learn from hands-on experiences. That is why we have taken the past several years developing an SBE opportunity like there has never been before.  We have taken the time to develop rich content to teach the basics of starting, managing, and marketing not only a new business, but specifically a custom decoration business. We know that the number one product that schools sell is spirit wear, so we developed a program that allows students to promote and sell spirit wear products, and actually insource the production so that students get the full business experience.  Designing and purchasing spirit wear products to sell in your school store, at events, or online has always been a good fundraising model. Through insourcing the actual decoration, students get a more hands-on learning experience, and gain greater control of their products and costs. 

 

Print Fundraising’s learn and earn program is perfect for DECA chapters trying to establish an SBE or those who want to grow their existing SBE.  No company has ever taken the time that we have to create so many education materials and a SBE opportunity loved by both teachers and students. Our program provides a great learning experience and financial benefits, and is a lot of fun for the students at the same time.  We know that DECA consists of many future entrepreneurs. Multiple students have gone from printing t-shirts for their chapter to starting their own custom decoration business while in college. This is another reason we are so proud of our learn and earn opportunity- it is ideal for a DECA SBE as well as any student who wants to start their own business.  So, why not apply for your school store to become SBE-certified and use our learn & earn program as the foundation for your SBE?

 

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