School-based Enterprises

Next Level Ideas for Your Virtual SBE

Our "new normal" involves six feet of separation, endless hand sanitizer and face masks. This is an opportunity for SBEs to "think outside the box" and realize long-term opportunities to add value to your existing business model. See how some SBEs have found ways to transform and keep their operations thriving.

Level Up Your In-Person or Hybrid SBE

Businesses both large and small have had to pivot to survive during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of DECA's school-based enterprises have had to make adjustments to their business practices, channels and models. These SBEs have used creativity to adapt to the current environment to better function or remain partially open.

Five Ways to Dazzle Your Customers and Create Raving Fans

Before your customers become your biggest fan, you need to be theirs. The people who support your business are the ones that are pushing your business forward. Taking them for granted is probably the worst thing you can do in your business. It’s time to vamp up your customer service with these 5 tips.

Ten Tip for Your Social Media and How to Apply It to Your SBE

Social media has become an essential tool in business. It is how businesses are building their brand and their online communities. The root goal behind why businesses build their online presence? The main goal is to make sales and build a customer base. So how do you get started to apply this to your own business or school-based enterprise? Here are 10 tips to get you started.

DECA SBE Week 2020 is Almost Here!

This year's #DECASBEWeek takes place on Monday, September 28 - Friday, October 2. Whether your school-based enterprise is open for business in-person or online, participate by sharing photos and videos that correspond to each day's unique social media theme.

Updated SBE 2021 Chapter Certification Guidelines Available Now

Many schools will look different this year, and this may affect your School-Based Enterprise (SBE). Most SBEs may have to change some aspects of their operations, processes or systems due to the current situation in your particular location. The…

Establishing Your Target Market

The target market of your business is your ideal customer based on the product or services you are offering. Depending on the business, there may be more than one target market but it is important to establish your primary target market. In a School-based Enterprise, it might have teachers, parents, and students as your target market.

Three Reasons to Start a School-based Enterprise

Typically known as school stores, SBEs allow members to learn real-world marketing and business skills like selling, promotions and communication. Besides the personal benefits, here are three reasons to get started now!

DECA's Digital College + Company Fair

DECA is excited to share the lineup of virtual exhibitors. Whether you're searching for post-secondary opportunities, fundraising ideas, school-based enterprise resources, community service projects or professional connections, opportunities are waiting for you.

Money, Money, Money

DECA’s array of high school competitive events and learning programs provide DECA members an opportunity to learn about all aspects of finance – accounting, business finance, financial consulting, personal financial literacy, investments, capital and more.

The Best of SBE Week 2019

This year's #DECASBEWeek took place on Monday, September 30 - Friday, October 4, 2019, and DECA chapters across the world took to social media to shine a spotlight on their school-based enterprises. With thousands of posts shared, we hope you…

Get Ready for SBE Week 2019

Get your school-based enterprise ready because #DECASBEWeek 2019 is coming! This year's #DECASBEWeek will take place Monday, September 30 – Friday, October 4. Each day of #DECASBEWeek will have a social media theme that is unique to the DECA’s school-based enterprise program,…

2020 School-based Enterprises

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 provide realistic and practical learning experiences that reinforce classroom instruction focusing on the Business Administration Core, the…

SBE Week 2018 is Coming!

This year's #DECASBEWeek will take place Monday, October 1 – Friday, October 5. Each day of #DECASBEWeek will have a social media theme that is unique to the DECA’s school-based enterprise program, and you are encouraged to share photos or videos of your own SBE that correspond to the daily theme.

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