North Virtual Enterprise Group Competes in Business Plan Contest

North Virtual Enterprise Group Competes in Business Plan Contest photo
North High School’s Virtual Enterprise Class, under the guidance of District Chairperson for CTE and Business Teacher Joe Tagliaferro, participated in a Business Plan Competition at LIU Post on Jan. 9. According to Virtual Enterprise International, this is the most prestigious and rigorous annual business plan competition for public high school students.

Virtual Enterprise is a "business environment replicating all the functions of a real business from product development through production, distribution, sales, marketing, human resources, finance and accounting." The year-long class offers students the opportunity to obtain six college credits upon completion.

The annual Business Plan Competition challenges Virtual Enterprise students from across the country to demonstrate their global business expertise through written business plans and oral presentations. It showcases best practices, rewards excellence and trains high school students to apply sophisticated knowledge and skills.

The North students highlighted their smoothie company, " Stirvana,” and were professionally dressed, spoke articulately during their presentations and had fun "selling" their product.