C-SC students step up for small business
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 21:41:12 GMT —
Through the competition "Step Up for Small Business", the group had to show how they helped a small business in their community grow.
E nactus chose to support Re-New All, a re-sale shop in Canton, Missouri.
After receiving $1500 to put towards the shop's growth, E nactus found out they were in top five of all the national group projects.
The group's president Ashley Boyte was surprised to find out that they had done so well.
"We were shocked because we just wanted to do the project to help a local community business in need," said Boyte. "We didn't think that we were going to get anything out of it. We thought it'd be good to help other people but we weren't expecting to win because a lot of other big schools also have Enactus chapters, so we didn't really think we had a shot at winning, but we were really surprised and excited."
They recently presented their project to the Sam's Club CEO.
The group will find out in May what place overall they received.
Boyte feels the experience has taught her a lot about business relationships.
"It's been awesome to take what we learning in class and actually apply it, show that we can help other people," Boyte said. "It makes me want to be a business major even more because I see the impact that we can have on other people and the difference we can make and it's really cool."
Because of the support from Enactus, Re-New All was able to increase their profit by 66 percent , and hire on another employee.