Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Eagle Butte

C-EB students chosen in top 6 of 92 business plans in SDBA Competition

Eliana Reindl and Xandria Norris present their business plan Feb. 7 to SDBA judges

Xandria Norris and Eliana Reindl developed their business plan in their entrepreneur class with FCS Teacher Peg Henson at C-EB. Submitted Photo

Eliana Reindl and Xandria Norris put together their business plan in Peg Henson’s Business Management class in the Fall 2017 and were to present it at the Lakota Nation Invitational, but were unable to present because of conflicting responsibilities.

The South Dakota Business Plan Competition was a different competition in which the girls sent their business plan and out of 92 submissions, placed in the top six finalists of the state.

Their business, Scraps n Pieces, teaches people how to complete scrapbooks with focus on middle age to elderly people who would have time to do that kind of hobby.

The business offers space at the local learning center where customers would receive their own kit and have space to work on weekends and in the afternoons during week days.

The girls presented their plan to judges in Pierre at Riggs High School.

Before leaving, Reindl said, “I am kind of nervous, but excited. We have rehearsed our presentation, and I think we are ready.”

“Business plans are not easy,” Reindl said. “There is a lot to take into consideration.”

The girls also learned collaborating on such a time consuming product can be challenging.