Gaining the Experience

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Sophomore Eric Wilson during market day March 9 in the Mall. (Evan Johnson)

The Entrepreneurship class held Market Day for the first time March 9 in the mall to help students gain entrepreneurial skills and business experience.

Every product group began with a survey asking other students what they should sell, the price they would charge and what social platform they should promote on. Each group was responsible for obtaining 50 responses.

“We sold Mexican sodas, frescolitas and Mexican candies,” sophomore Mia Rodriguez said. “Getting the products was stressful.”

To fund their businesses, students requested loans from the Shawnee Mission Education Foundation. After repaying their loans, students could keep any profit they earned. Rodriguez’s group earned a profit of $126.10, higher than any other.

“It helped me realize how restaurants work,” Rodriguez said. “I want to own my business some day, and I think this class just .”