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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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Today, the rates of entrepreneurship and new startups are growing, and many business-minded individuals see the success of others and want the same for themselves. However, it’s also common for these innovators to not know where to begin or to assume that achieving success is as easy as it appears. If you want to be among the successful business launchers of the future, then you have several reasons to consider enrolling in Grand Canyon University’s Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Entrepreneurship program. The following are a few of the reasons why you should earn this degree if you want to start a business.

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Planning a wedding is an exciting process for couples. There are a lot of little details that go into making this day one of the most special in a couple’s relationship. GCU’s Colangelo College of Business offers a BS in Hospitality Management that includes courses specific to event planning that can help prepare you for a career in this industry. If you decide to pursue a career as a wedding planner, you’ll experience the excitement of a wedding firsthand every day.

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From national defense and welfare programs to healthcare and education, taxes are the fuel that runs the country. If you become a tax preparer, it would be your responsibility to ensure that your clients are paying their fair share, but not more than they must. Successful tax preparers are ethical critical thinkers who have a knack for educating others, and the foresight to draw connections among past, present and future financial situations.

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By Kaylor Jones
Professional Writing and Psychology, Honors College

Students studying in GCU’s College of Business, named after sports icon Jerry Colangelo himself, are provided with unique opportunities to get involved in their field. One way to gain access to these opportunities is through the Sports Business Club, which provides opportunities and insight into the field through experiential learning, guest speakers, leadership networking, field trips, special events and more.

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By Lily Cooper
Professional Writing Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Zixin Xiong grew up in Greeley, Colorado, but was originally from Wuhan, China. She recently graduated from the Colangelo College of Business with a Bachelor’s of Science in Finance and Economics. With a diverse range of elective courses under her belt and a long list of clubs and achievements, Zixin is a great example of how far a GCU student can reach if they put their mind and hearts to it.

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The fear of public speaking is routinely cited as the most common phobia. It’s normal to be nervous before getting in front of a crowd. Here’s a secret: Most people aren’t born with a natural gift for fearless public speaking—they practice and practice until they master their nervousness. As a business student at Grand Canyon University, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to practice your own oratory skills in order to conduct business and exchange information with a group. A proficiency in public speaking is an excellent skill to bring to the job market once you graduate.

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