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Miami Schools Teach Entrepreneurship

National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship Funds Programs in Miami Schools

This summer, 126 students from Miami Schools entered a six-week training session and contest to learn about entrepreneurship. Funded and run by the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, the six week summer session will teach the students how to create a business plan, how to secure start up funds and then how to pitch the idea to real business people. The twelve best plans will compete in the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship Macy's 2006 Business Plan Competition. Only one winner will represent Florida in New York in October with a chance to win $10,000.

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The tenth edition of this best-selling introductory text features an up-to-date, comprehensive survey of the functional areas of business: management, marketing, accounting, finance, and information technology. Core topics highlighted within these areas include ethics and social responsibility, forms of business ownership, small business concerns, and international issues. New coverage in this edition more closely examines cutting-edge topics like the 2008 economic crisis, green business, and sustainability. In addition to updating and revitalizing the content, the authors have redesigned the entire textbook program to highlight its strengths as the most accessible and student friendly program on the market. The new online resources no longer require a passkey and put students on the path to success and mastery through premium online study content, including ACE Plus practice tests, flashcards, MP3 audio chapter summaries and quizzes, interactive games, and Career Snapshots. Read the rest of this entry »

Google Online Marketing Challenge

Learning everything there is to know about online marketing is not easy without practical application of these theoretical concepts. Such is the objective behind The Google Online Marketing Challenge. This competition, which is open to undergraduate and graduate students only, aims to teach participants how to achieve effective online marketing through meticulous marketing analysis.

Competition mechanics

The Google Online Marketing Challenge essentially requires participants to optimize, manage, and update their own Google AdWords campaign. Participants are given $200 to spend on a Google AdWords online advertising campaign for the website of a particular small-to-medium business that they choose to partner with. During the competition’s three-week duration, the teams optimize their campaigns as they see fit. Two reports, one detailing the initial campaign plans and one indicating how the campaign ended, are submitted as output.

The Challenge is open to students from any higher education institutions. Student teams can have their professors serve as advisers for the contest. Professors using the competition as a supplementary class activity are expected to use sufficient class time to cover essential online marketing concepts and introduce Google AdWords technology.

What is Google AdWords?

When Google search results relevant to the user’s query are displayed, relevant AdWords are displayed on the page as well. These ads are separated from the search results and are labeled as “Sponsored Links.” These ads can be seen on the top and the right side of the Google search results page.

AdWords is a great online marketing strategy. Advertisers are challenged to design their own ads for their business using keywords that they feel users will commonly search for. AdWords makes online marketing easier for advertisers, as they only have to supply keywords to promote their businesses and product or service offerings.

Judging criteria

Teams are judged based on five different criteria for their AdWords Campaign. The five criteria are as follows: account structure, optimization techniques, account and activity reporting, performance and budget, and lastly, relevance. Using these criteria, teams are divided into 7 categories based on how they and their ads fared under the deliberation of the panel of judges.

AdWords tips

Designing effective AdWords campaigns may initially seem like an easy task. However, it requires more than just writing a good ad campaign for AdWords to be of any significance. This is because in the world of online marketing, different strategies must be employed to be able design effective ads.

One useful technique in designing an AdWords campaign is using keywords that will potentially match users’ phrases exactly. The more an ad’s keywords match the phrase searched by Internet users, the more likely the particular ad will be a top Sponsored Link.

A great hands-on experience for students

The Google Online Marketing Challenge provides students with a great opportunity to acquire real world online marketing experience. The Challenge is a great venue for students to apply theoretical concepts learned in class. Additionally, it is a great way for students to possibly help local businesses improve their marketing effectiveness.

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West’s Business Law, Alternate Edition

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Based on the best-selling WEST'S BUSINESS LAW, this Alternate Edition continues to set the standard for making law accessible, interesting, and relevant to business students. With the perfect balance of tradition and innovation, this benchmark text brings to life the functions and inner-workings of business law in the real world. Rich with classic and modern cases that are summarized rather than excerpted, WEST'S BUSINESS LAW is the ideal text for students entering virtually any field of business. The text is supported by a comprehensive supplements and technology package. The text's proven approach combines with these resources to create a total teaching and learning system that is a clear choice for instructors who want to use summarized cases. This Tenth Edition refines and builds upon traditions established when the book was first introduced: authoritative content blended with cutting-edge coverage of contemporary topics and cases and an unmatched selection of innovative, high-quality support materials. Read the rest of this entry »

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