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BusinessBuzz is a business blog that features content written by faculty, staff and students from Grand Canyon University’s Colangelo College of Business. In addition to profiles about events, students and faculty on campus, you’ll also find great resources for online students or anyone interested in attending business school. Learn about the modern business landscape, and how business today continues to grow and evolve to meet the needs of organizations and consumers in the 21st century. Check in every week for the latest news from the business community and around GCU.
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Networking is important for virtually every worker across every industry. The utilization of a robust professional network can help individuals accelerate their careers and find the right opportunities. As a business student, you’ll need to have the tools to grow your professional network.

Check out the tips on how to network below:

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Thought leaders are more than just successful businessmen and women. They are individuals who are seen as authorities in their fields. They are go-to resources when someone is seeking expertise. In addition, thought leaders profit, in some way, from being seen as an authority on a topic. This usually means that businesses get more clients because of the connection to the thought leader or that the thought leader’s contributions to the discussion are turned into courses, speaking tours and social media campaigns. These things amplify the message further, making the thought leader even more sought after.

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Hotels employ a wide range of people from vastly different backgrounds. There are highly educated people with advanced degrees working in offices and there are part-timers just looking to make ends meet. With so much diversity, it’s no wonder that hotel employees often feel siloed in their departments.

Building community at your hotel means that everyone on staff works together. The employees know each other’s names and jobs. But, beyond that, the employees know and care about each other. They work together for the greater good of the hotel and to serve guests.

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The days of working for one employer for an entire career are over. Today, workers bounce from job to job in search of more challenging work, more fulfillment and better compensation. This inconsistency can cause big financial troubles for businesses since it costs money to recruit, hire and train the right people. Every time an employee moves on to a new job, businesses have to spend money to replace them.

Working on building a great company culture is one way to retain employees. So is ensuring that employees feel valued and listened to. Employees want to trust and respect the people they work with. So building a great company that benefits employees can help retain the best talent. But keeping employees once you get them is not the only way to build a great team. Hosting interns is something more businesses are doing with great results.

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From posh, romantic restaurants to family-friendly diners, eateries play an important role in defining the character of an area. And as a future restaurant owner, you can look forward to carving out your own little niche. There’s a lot more to the planning process than designing a menu, however. Get off on the right foot by earning your Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management at Grand Canyon University.

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Many state and local government are passing laws to go green. Many factors are impacting these choices, from rising temperatures and increasing greenhouse gas emissions to a growing world population that has to be sustained on limited land and resources. Governments pass laws for both individuals and businesses to ensure a greener world for years to come.

Many businesses make efforts for more sustainable living on their own, without government pressure. These businesses are driven by leaders and employees who want to see real change in how people live in the world. Lately, we have seen everything from companies using less plastic in their packaging to switching to organic produce when possible. Companies everywhere can follow suit. A few small changes by businesses can add up to big effects for the planet.

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