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Women in Entrepreneurship: A recent survey examines what’s driving women to start businesses

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In recent years, there has been a lot of discussion about the growing entrepreneurship among women. In 2016, a Kauffman Foundation report recorded the highest increase in the rate of female entrepreneurs in almost 20 years. However, a recent survey by EY and the Women Presidents Organization (WPO), examined this trend from a different lens. […]

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August 25th, 2017

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Changing lives with social entrepreneurship

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Social entrepreneurship is a global movement that has attracted widespread discussion and interest among aspiring and established business leaders, investors, academics, policy makers and young people in general. Today, Forbes’ 30 Under 30, is just one of the many publications that showcase the passionate work of young social entrepreneurs bringing change around the world. In […]

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July 21st, 2017

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Using the art of performance to ace your interview

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You may not think of a job interview as a performance, but Cathy Salit, author of Performance Breakthrough, certainly does; and she explains why in her recent Harvard Business Review article. Salit writes, “Just as an actor prepares the character they will play on stage or screen, you can steal some tricks from the actor’s […]

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July 17th, 2017

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MBA internship opportunities on the rise

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Recent research conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), shows that many employers are expanding their MBA internship opportunities this year. According to GMAC’s poll of some 140 employers, almost 60 percent said they plan to increase the number of internships offered to MBA candidates. This news is particularly encouraging considering the role of […]

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July 5th, 2017

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When entrepreneurs become HR people

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In recent years, there has been a lot of discussion about the HR partner model — the idea that HR should participate in strategic planning and be at the executive table, in order to help an organization, achieve its goals. For example, a 2015 Harvard Business Review article, “People Before Strategy: A New Role for […]

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June 28th, 2017

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Risk management and insurance jobs for business students

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Recently, there has been a lot of discussion about the insurance industry and its impending shortage of talent caused by large numbers of baby boomers nearing retirement. And while the insurance business has traditionally provided stable, well-paid positions, millennials have been less eager to embrace these opportunities. A 2015 survey by The Hartford showed that […]

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May 31st, 2017

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A day in the life of an entrepreneur: What aspiring entrepreneurs should know

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Ever wonder what the life of an entrepreneur is really like? If you are earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus in  entrepreneurial management or an MBA in Entrepreneurial Leadership, then you’ve likely contemplated this question. It turns out that the answer isn’t quite simple. Part of the reason is because […]

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April 19th, 2017

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Business Course Spotlight: Productivity Tools

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Look to any business job or internship posting and you will likely see that one of the requirements is proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite. And while many new college students have used these programs to write a paper or give a project presentation during their high school days, few have acquired the advanced knowledge […]

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February 6th, 2017

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Business degree concentration: Entrepreneurial Management

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We often hear the words entrepreneur and business owner used interchangeably, yet becoming an entrepreneur takes more than just business acumen and knowhow. That’s why at William Woods University students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration online can choose entrepreneurial management as their concentration. Beyond learning the ins and outs of starting and […]

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January 30th, 2017

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5 Tips for business students interested in law school

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According to an Entrepreneur article, there are over 1.2 million attorneys in the United States, and almost half a million of them are entrepreneurs working for their own practice. Given this entrepreneurial trend among law school graduates, one wonders what role undergraduate education plays in feeding entrepreneurship ambitions. For Bachelor of Science in Business Administration […]

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December 20th, 2016

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