The School of Business hosted its first-ever two-day Holiday Marketplace on November 15 and 16, showcasing student-owned businesses.
The marketplace items included local honey, handmade jewelry, clothing, educational services and more.
Dru Geraci, a sophomore majoring in education, displayed her handmade jewelry company “Hello Friday.”
Geraci started creating jewelry as a hobby in 2015, but later her friends convinced her to sell the beautiful pieces. Now you can shop her unique, trendy and affordable items via Instagram.
“Student entrepreneurs were very successful with sales and potential future sales,” says Hayden Smith ’15, associate director of student experience in the School of Business Student Success Center. “The SB community put close to $3,000 into our students’ pockets.”
Another student, Jackson Moore, showcased one of his companies, “iTint” which specializes in window tinting. Moore manages several small businesses and has been working on “iTint” for about a year now. iTint’s mission is “The Best or Nothing,” and that is exactly the type of service his company offers, he says.
In total, 10 student-run businesses participated in the inaugural event. if you’d like to continue to support our students, click the links below to shop.
- River Bluff Honey (William Helfgott): Website | Instagram
- Hello Friday (Dru Geraci): Website | Instagram
- iTint Charleston (Jackson Moore): Website
- The Happy Tulip Company (Kate Schmiege): Website | Instagram
- Katie’s Dog Walking (Katie Kriege)
- THESNKRCONNECTOR (Andrew Paskey): Instagram
- Wildcart-Art (Mahdiyah Elijah-El): Website | Instagram
- Credit Scholar (Joshua Parker): Website
- You Don’t Really Care (Riley Hydock): Website | Instagram
- Rings by Carly (Carly Torrens): Website | Instagram