What’s all the Buzz About #DECASBEWeek?

With all the tweeting and Instagram-ing that’s been happening this week, you might find yourself asking, “What is an SBE and what is #DECASBEWeek?”

The answer is simple!

Provided by deca.org, 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.

As mentioned in previous DECA Direct online articles, and throughout Twitter, #DECASBEWeek is a celebration of all of DECA’s incredible SBEs and the awesome work they do. From Saturday, September 19, to Friday, September 25, SBE, daily themes (provided below) will give members the opportunity to update their statuses and post photos to receive epic recognition from members all around the globe!

If your school manages a school store, it is no doubt that you’ve received praise on the chapter level. However, this is your time to get noticed on an international level and hopefully inspiring other chapters to follow in your footsteps!

Once again, here are the daily themes. While posting, remember to include #DECASBEWeek on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, in order to continue creating connections, receiving positive feedback to gradually improve, and inspire thousands of others!

  • Saturday, September 19 – Why I Love SBE Selfie
    • Share your best SBE selfie and tell @DECAInc why you love being a part of your school's SBE!
  • Sunday, September 20 – New This Year in Your SBE
    • What's new in your SBE this year? Share a photo of a new product, new system, new signage – anything that shows your SBE is ready for the new school year ahead!
  • Monday, September 21 – Best Seller Spotlight
    • What's the top selling item in your SBE? Is it a school spirit t-shirt or a delicious beverage? Be sure to let us know how you keep this best seller stocked and promoted.
  • Tuesday, September 22 – Cool Tools in Your SBE
    • What piece of technology in your SBE could you not live without? Whether it's a POS system or an awesome electronic display, we can't wait to see your tech photos.
  • Wednesday, September 23 – Best SBE Promo 
    • How do you promote your SBE in your school? Is it with a display case, signs around school or on the morning announcements? Share your best promotional piece with #DECASBEWeek.
  • Thursday, September 24 – Best Display in Your SBE 
    • Whether you have one rocking display case or lots of mini displays around your SBE, share your creative photos with other SBEs to swap inspiration.
  • Friday, September 25 – SBE Staff Photo
    • To end an amazing #DECASBEWeek, share a group photo of your SBE staff to celebrate your incredible hard work! 

Are you ready to #beDECAepic during these seven days? Show us!

Follow Christopher on Twitter @DECA_Donovan.

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