Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

On Small Business Management Day, students learn skills with pop-up hot chocolate stands

November 4th, 2016
L-r, Josh Huot, Carly DiMaulo, Rory Weir and Devon Chisholm (Absent: Taylor Lloyd)

Students in the Gerald Schwartz School of Business had a chance to test their small business management skills on Nov. 4 when they ran several hot chocolate pop-up stands across campus.

To mark Small Business Management Day on campus, the 27 students in Dr. Mark Fuller’s BSAD 456 Small Business Management class competed against one another by running their own pop-up hot chocolate stands.

“They created their own production and marketing plans, arranged with Conference Services for several locations on campus, priced their products, and executed their sales plans,” Dr. Fuller says.

“Experiential learning is one of the ways that differentiates our business program from so many others. The closer students get to real world experiences, the more meaningful the lesson,” he says.

All net profits from the activity will go to the Xaverian Fund. “The Xaverian Fund supports future students attending StFX; this was our class’ way of paying it forward,” Dr. Fuller said. 

L-r, Elliott Campbell, Jaskirat Baweja, Liam Fullerton, Connor Clarkson (Absent: Alex Hazlehurst, Dylan Lawrence)

L-r, Kenneth Zed, Sam Sipos, Christa Baraniuk, Philip Lindberg (Absent: Greg Newell)

L-r, Charles Shane, Mark McCutcheon, Derek Salem, Carter Jones, Matt Drackett

L-r, back row, Megan Campbell, Gillian Crosby and Mitchell MacDonald. Front row, Bridget Schlotzhauer and Morgan Greek

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