Biztek Stars Represent Virtual Enterprise at California Trade Show
by Kazi Islam, Junior Writer
Naushin Tasnim and Bidushi Ghumi represented the Biztek SLC and Hillcrest High School at the Sixteenth Annual California International Trade Show which will be held in Bakersfield, California in early December.
Naushin and Bidushi represented the company Build Your Future Institute, an online school that sells tutorials in a wide range of from Professional Sports to Performing Arts. Their primary purpose in forming this company is to educate people in their interests and needs through online education. With barriers for people to start or continue school, BYF Institute seeks to educate people with self-directed education such as gaining knowledge online.
Virtual Enterprise advisor Ms. Gensler had the opportunity of electing two students to go to California. She gave an essay to to her Virtual Enterprise class asking why she would pick a student to compete in California. Both essays from Bidushi and Naushin displayed that both students were ready in undertaking a big challenge. Prior to writing the essay, Naushin took part in the Accounting Department and CEO of Build Your Future Institute.
On the first day of the conference, both girls started with their marketing plan. They elaborated on BYF Institute description, and the goals of the firm. The last part of the segment was the elevator pitch. Naushin had 75 valuable seconds to describe the company, explain the items provided to the customers. On the second day, Naushin and Bidushi participated in the California Trade Fair competing to sell their tutorials from the BYF Institute. Each tutorial cost $500 and a total package costs $1500. With compelling prices for their tutorial, both girls did well selling their product.
“I learned how to improve my vocal skills and apply to it a different environment,” said Naushin. Although both individuals did not win the competition, they gained a valuable experience and got to see another part of the country. “Despite being in the same country, California is completely different than New York,” Naushin laughed.
They left New York as students of Ms. Gensler’s Virtual Enterprise class and came back as two entrepreneurs understanding the significance of business.
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