Welcome to the School-based Enterprise Web site

School-based enterprises are effective educational tools in helping to prepare students for the transition from school to work or college. For many students, they provide the first work experience; for others, they provide an opportunity to build management, supervision and leadership skills. While some in the education community have only recently discovered the value of school-based enterprises, marketing educators and DECA advisors have used them as a powerful teaching tool for more than four decades.

DECA, Inc., with the sponsorship of Pepsico/Frito-Lay, Inc., has undertaken this project to create a national network of school-based enterprises. This project is designed to encourage educators and administrators to share their experiences in establishing and managing such businesses and thus improve and expand the use of this excellent tool.

With the help of many outstanding vendors around the country, this site features a wholesale Merchandise Mart. These vendors are offering DECA SbE's discounted prices along with a suggested manufacturer retail price.

Thanks to the more than 2,000 advisors who helped to provide details on their school-based enterprise along with the many vendors who are revolutionizing the way school-based enterprises purchase their products.

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