Posts filed under ‘Teaching tools’
Ever wondered how to get started in thinking about Entrepreneurship. Well, Larry Robertson’s book A Deliberate Pause is a great first step.
In the last post, we took a look at an important business concept that is a mystery to entrepreneurs and business students young and old: The BUSINESS MODEL. In this post, I discuss a creative idea for looking a business models which you can apply in your daily life or the classroom.
Today we tackle a business concept not covered in the EITC free Entrepreneur in the Classroom curriculum: BUSINESS MODELS.
How does one “go global?” Thomas Friedman’s book The World Is Flat showed us how our businesses are becoming global. Here are the top 10 factors leading to globalization according to the WikiSummary of Friedman’s book:
Entrepreneurial skills are good ones to have, especially during a slow economy. This series focuses on the top survival tips from successful entrepreneurs on getting through the crisis. In this post we feature Marty Janis President & CEO, Atlantic Services Group (www.AtlanticServicesGroup.com). The company provides valet, transportation, garage management, and maintenance services.
Entrepreneurial skills are good ones to have, especially during a slow economy. This series focuses on the top survival tips from successful entrepreneurs on surviving the crisis.
In this post we feature Susan Matthews Apgood President & Co-Founder, News Generation (www.NewsGeneration.com). News Generation is the top radio PR company in the nation. Susan took several, key steps during recent months…
Many parents, employers, and young entrepreneurs are looking for role models for their kids, staff and themselves. Where to start? Here is one idea: Role Models on Paper from the new beta site: The Hot Mommas Project free case study library. Below you will find more on the project, as well as suggested exercise for parents, educators, and young entrepreneurs.
The Hot Mommas® Project produces curricula for dynamic female leaders. However, as you will see below that the cases are appropriate for both young men and women seeking role models. On of the main reasons is the award-winning case studies showcase not only successful business practices, but also successful personal practices including the identification of leadership abilities and work-life balance strategies. The project is housed at the George Washington University School of Business. The project is popular in the social media community – hence the edgy name – and allows instructors the opportunity to connect with case protagonists on their Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other pages.
Need a student or young adult to tap into their potential? As a creative extra credit assignment or family book club, have your young role model write their own mini case study (500-1500 words). Use the case study wizard at www.HotMommasProject.org beta site (About). Here is what to do:
- Prep the student with the template at the bottom of this page.
- Have students choose “Create a new case” at www.HotMommasProject.org (must be 18 or older).
- Women choose “F” and men choose “M” in their profile.
- Move through the case wizard steps, click “publish at the end.”
- Go to “Case Library”, click “View” and send you the link as proof they have completed their case study.
Bonus: If their case study is good enough, they could be published in a top Prentice Hall textbook, other media outlets, plus receive thousands of dollars in prizes as part of the case study competition through January 31. See judging criteria.
For more information, click this post.
To nominate your young role model, click this post.
For virtual coaching, click here.
Here are two examples of case studies by students/young adults.
Sign in at www.HotMommasProject.org and select 5 cases to read. Answer the following questions:
1. Which is your favorite, and why?
2. Which person is the strongest professional role model, and why?
3. Which person is the strongest personal role model, and why?
4. Do you think it’s possible for someone to be both a personal and a professional role model? Discuss.
4 Reasons to Start a New Business in a Slow Economy plus links to tips on making money and growing in a down economy, plus classroom exercises on finance and the financial crisis.
A top 5 list of free business resources for educators, entrepreneurs, and parents.