Budding businesses

DECA hosts Entrepreneurship Showcase


Odin Contreras and Michael Murphy talk to a student during the Entrepreneurship Showcase. DECA hosted the Showcase to promote students with businesses. Submitted photo

Story by Eleanor Schroeder, news editor

The Entrepreneurship Showcase was held during third period in the cafeteria on Feb. 10. Hosted by DECA, the showcase featured students from around the school with businesses and gave them an opportunity to promote their products during all lunches.

“I chose to participate in the showcase because I figured it would be good to get more clients that are students here in school,” junior Marcos Revilla said. “We have a bunch of people that we build boxes for that are out of town, so we thought it would be nice to have local customers.”

Seven student businesses were featured. Each table had a different entrepreneur with their various products, ranging from bath bombs to wooden boxes. Students spoke with the entrepreneurs about their merchandise and business.

“I think this has helped us because it has gotten the word around that we are here,” Revilla said.

While they are able to advertise, the entrepreneurs could not directly sell due to school and state laws. Instead they had order forms available if students wanted to purchase something.

DECA members commended the event’s success to help students advertise their businesses and to provide the opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship.

“We really wanted to help people promote their products and get their names out there,” senior DECA member Isaiah Germany said. “We wanted to get people to know about them and know that we are here and we are entrepreneurs at a young age and you can do it too.”