Support the Falls High School Entrepreneurship Program!

Menomonee Falls High School is running a competition through their entrepreneurship class.

Menomonee Falls High School is running a competition through their entrepreneurship class.

The competition challenges the students’ ability to start and operate a business.

They are tested on their ability to create a product, how well they promote it, the places they will be sold, and the price of the product. The group that provides the biggest profit will be able to keep it and distribute the money among its group members like a real business.

The nine other competing groups that don’t win will be donating their profit to a charity of their choice. One of the products that will be sold is t shirts. The t shirts are being promoted with flyers and over social media such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

The t shirts were designed and purchased by the group members and now available for sale.

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Steve ® December 05, 2012 at 01:10 AM
Awesome idea what are the other products or is this a promotion for the T-shirt?
Carl Engelking December 05, 2012 at 04:02 AM
I'm working on finding that out Steve. I'd like to write a story about their work.
Dan Harper December 05, 2012 at 01:44 PM
How can I get involved?
Steve ® December 05, 2012 at 04:59 PM
That would be awesome Carl. We have a very strong business program here and it was helpful in myself starting a business, probably more so than collage. I'd like to know how they are taking payment, is it all cash or are they able to set up an account for a card reader or paypal? How are they fronting the money for inventory? Or is it take money now buy and deliver product later? I'd hate to bring it up but is this set up like a fund raiser so they can avoid paying and charging sales tax? These are great lessons and I fully support the program but buying and selling anything in these days especially under the guise of a public school has to have it's risks.
Carl Engelking December 05, 2012 at 11:58 PM
Steve, here is a link to the other products. I'm not sure how payments are being taken, but I would assume Michelle Oliver, the instructor, has made sure everything is being done properly. http://menomoneefalls.patch.com/articles/young-mfhs-entrepreneurs-pitch-profitable-products Some cool stuff.


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