Personal Finance Tips for High School Students

I believe personal finance should be taught in every high school in the country. Correct that. I believe it should be mandatory to graduate. Whatever the decision may be after high school, every student needs personal finance skills. The downside is that many students are not prepared to make the major financial choices with their decision. Do you want to go to college? You need…

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Personal Branding for High School Students – Why You Should Start Now!

Why is personal branding for high school students important? How about some easier questions. Who are you? What are you known for? What do you have to offer? These three questions may seem easier to answer than the first. Now, imagine you do not have the ability to answer them in a face-to-face environment. How do you get these answers out to the people that…

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High School Trade Show – A How-To Guide

Running a high school trade show is not an easy feat to pull off. They require a lot of preparation, acceptance of rejection, and determination from the students. However, year after year we are able to grow the event and make the student businesses more profitable. Organizing a trade show within your high school business program can seem like a challenge, but I hope to…

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Mimic Social – A Teacher’s Review

Mimic Social, created by Stukent, hopes to teach students the effect of social media marketing on a business, and how a business can use it effectively to turn views into sales. Students believe they know the ins and outs of social media. As a teacher, I believe that to be true…to an extent. Students have a strong understanding of the personal uses of the different…

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Business Teacher Blog to Motivate Students

In the beginning, a few of my colleagues asked me why I decided to start a business teacher blog now. Is there a new approach I want to share? Is there not a place for business educators to look at different teaching methods? The answers to these questions are there. However, the real reason is that I can’t expect my students to become invested in…

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Bartering in the Classroom

The retail process is an easy concept for students to learn. However, the bartering process is initially more difficult. However, many are unable to determine the exact reasoning behind the price of the merchandise they buy. They are quick to assume that quality, brand name, colour, and design are the main factors. When I ask my students to pick an amount that they think the…

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Five Tips to Run a Successful Student Trade Show

Sales are the goal of every student business. However, goals can range from funding their fast food obsession to saving money for their post-secondary studies. For all students, making that first dollar is a driving force to continue pursuing their venture. Trying to seek out customers and generate sales is a difficult task. Not everyone has the mindset to find different ways to expose the…

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Creating Student Run Businesses

The first thing my students see at the start of the new school year is a framed dollar. I usually see a mixture of confusion and interest, but most know it has to do with student run businesses. By this time, the reputation of the graduating business students at our high school has grown to unbelievable heights. Each student begins the year developing a side…

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