Student Entrepreneurship Club Launches Products for Holidays; Membership Open

By Trina Runner on November 27, 2017 via Connect-Bridgeport.com

After only eight sessions, the Entrepreneurship Club is up and operating a small business.  The club was started by Bridgeport High School DECA students to allow students in grades 5-8 to get a glimpse into the world of entrepreneurship. 
 
“We meet twice a month and have both instruction and activities to take them through the planning process of owning a business,” said BHS Sophomore Alden Smith.  “It’s very hands-on and they created their own company name and logo that will be on the product labels.”
 
The club’s company, Doggie Dabs, specializes in dog toys and treats.  They will be selling some of their wares at the Johnson Elementary School Santa’s Workshop and comparing their projected profit to the actual profit.  After the holidays, they will shift their focus to include more promotion in the off-season and set their sights on customer requests for Easter.
 
“We have played games to increase creativity and Larry Batten from the Small Business Administration has worked with them.  We want them to have a passion for curiosity and discovery that will follow them into high school and their careers,” said Smith.
 
The club is $5 per session, with meetings scheduled for December 12 and 19 from 3:00-4:00p.m. in the BHS Cafeteria.  Students are welcome to join at any time and can get additional information by emailing trinarunner@gmail.com.


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