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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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Category: Entrepreneurial Dreams
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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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Foster your business skills and entrepreneurial spirit with Grand Canyon University’s Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Entrepreneurship degree. This program is offered online and in the evenings, allowing you to gain the competencies that you need to build and maintain successful business models, but with flexibility designed to suit your busy schedule. Keep reading if you’re wondering how you should earn your MS in Organizational Leadership and Entrepreneurship.

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You’ve got a great idea, and you’re convinced it will translate into a prosperous business. But how can you turn your brilliant idea into reality? It often takes cold hard cash to start a new company, and even if you have savings it might not be wise to invest everything you own into a startup. Fortunately, there are plenty of funding options for aspiring entrepreneurs, and you can explore them when you enroll in the Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurial Studies degree program at Grand Canyon University.

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A generous benefits package can make a huge difference toward worker engagement and retention. Many people consider all of the benefits along with the salary offer when deciding whether or not to accept a job. And a survey done in 2015 says that about 80% of employees would choose more benefits over a pay raise.[1]

Some companies are known for their over-the-top benefits packages. They offer things like onsite massages and haircuts. While many other businesses offer simple benefits packages including health insurance and retirement. But because benefits are so important to workers, it is important for HR departments and business leaders to consider additional perks.

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GCU students always bring their A-game and this past spring was no exception. In February of 2018, a group of students from GCU’s Colangelo College of Business banded together to put on GCU’s second annual TEDx conference. This committee of students include Dominic Pachuillo, Laura Arnold, Josh McGuire, Marco Burgarello, Julia Sena, Elijah Kattke, Brandon Orozco, Justin McLean, Emma Harris, Konno Bennet and Jedidiah Woods.

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The Academic and Career Excellence Centers (ACE) and Strategic Employer Initiatives and Internships (SEI) partnered with the Colangelo College of Business to help students prepare for career fairs. This workshop was attended by more than 100 students on September 12. Representatives Ann Williams and Aysha Bell spoke on the importance of making a strong first impression when interacting with employers at networking events, job and internship fairs. Williams and Bell also offered students tips on how build a strong resume, interview effectively and utilize the Career Connections tool available to help students find employment opportunities.

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Whether it’s business administration, sports management or marketing, there is so much variety within the business industry, which is what makes it such an attractive industry to dive into! Studying business allows students the opportunity to earn a degree that can be applied to truly any career. This versatility is perfect for those that are hesitant to commit to one specific career path because of just how big their business aspirations are. We are all developing people and we can accomplish so much, so why not earn a degree that can prepare you for it all? Some of life’s greatest adventures are the ones we have yet to discover.

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By Amanda Ronan
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People often imagine entrepreneurs as individuals toiling away at their desks, creating new products by themselves, but the people who are most successful in business don’t go at it alone. Even if you’re just starting out in the industry, business professionals spend a lot of time bouncing ideas off of colleagues, teammates, friends and family members.

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