Monday, March 28, 2016

Talented Talkers

By signing up for SPB, one is signing up for many unique in-school opportunities. Of these in-school opportunities, listening to many business savvy guest speakers is one of them.

The academy of entrepreneurship consists of three tier classes. Because Level Three Business Ownership is the top tier of the entrepreneurship program at Palmetto, when a guest speaker comes to talk to our class, or either of the first two tiers, we have a unique opportunity to learn from those who have experienced business in the "real world." Each of the speakers we have learned from have added value to the lessons we learn in class and each contribute to teaching an aspect of business not covered by the last. 

Over the course of the year we have learned from many business savvy individuals. We have heard the business stories of entrepreneurs first starting their company and have helped survey sample products they were trying to introduce. We have had a presentation on the way we should dress in many business scenarios given by Mens Warehouse which I thought was both helpful and at times surprising. I definitely walked out of that presentation feeling like I had my first step down to buying clothes I will need for my first real job or internship interview. We have also been talked to by renowned authors such as David Bianchi, who wrote the number one business book for kids on Amazon for over a month, called Blue Chip Kids. David Bianchi taught us the importance of learning about money before you go to college in order to use your money responsibly and in it's best interest. For example, avoiding too much student debt by choosing a college that fits your fiscal standing point. During his presentation, Bianchi stressed this because of the fact that student debt will not dissolve if you declare bankruptcy; which means you really can't run a away from it.  

Friday, March 18, 2016

What SPB has done for me

        Choosing Level Three Ownership as one of my electives this year has added an irreplaceable value to my high school experience. This class has changed the way I view small business's in my community, creating a curiosity and analytical level of questioning to better understand different methods of running a business. 
         This class has also helped me work with different personalities and has improved my leadership skills. As CEO of Strictly Panther Business I have come across many conflicts, from shipping missteps to class productivity issues; and with each of the issues I have come across, a learning experience has followed. An example of a learning experience SPB and I faced dealt with the necessity to properly label shipments to the appropriate destination. My class and I learned this lesson because we had highly anticipated samples shipped to the school addressed to "Palmetto High School" rather than our teacher, Exposito. Three weeks passed by after production ordered samples of headbands and water bottles and we became suspicious. To our dismay, we found out that the samples were given out to various students around the school before we had the chance to analyze the products. After that issue, we re-orded the samples and have not made the same mistake since. 
       Each day we learn from our mistakes and grow together individually and as a class. All and all I have improved and am extremely satisfied with my choice to take Level Three Ownership this year. 

Friday, March 4, 2016



           For all of the seniors who are reading this, this is your last year that you will be walking down these same hallways, the last time that you will spend this much time with your favorite teachers and the last time you will walk on to that court or field as part of the palmetto team. In addition, your last chance to buy all of our SPB products is approaching! BUT you don't have to fret. Instead, bring 5 dollars to room 205 today to purchase ALL of our products (A TEN DOLLAR VALUE) For HALF the price! 

     Included in this super fantastic P-Strong Bundle is the following:

- P-Strong headband (3 dollar value)
- P-Smooth chapstick (1 dollar value)
- Nike PANTHER STRONG wristband (1 dollar value)
- PALMETTO PANTHERS Lanyard (3 dollar value)
- TWO P stickers (2 dollar value) 


This deal is a steal and our supplies are limited! Grab yours today before your other school mates snatch up all of our inventory. Not only will you be able to rock the P-Strong look during your last year, you will be able to bring a taste of Palmetto with you to your future endeavors because once you are a Panther, you are ALWAYS a Panther! #PANTHER-STRONG