Sunday, March 16, 2008

Week 8 Blog Due 3/20/08


Please read the article posted below.
According to the article, it is now trendy to be thrifty. Consumers are starting to spend less and come up with ways to save more money. Please read the article and summarize it. Then, list and describe three ways your business can either save money or promote ways your business can help customers save money.

Business Law

Please read the article above about a negligence case regarding the death of actor John Ritter. Please describe the case (who was involved, what were the charges, what was the claim of negligence, and what happened). Then find another recent lawsuit involving a tort from your text and describe it in the same way.

Sales and Marketing

Please read the above article. It contains a slightly different version of the steps of a sale that I gave you in class. Compare and contrast these steps giving at least five examples of how they are the same, different, or what are stressed as the most important. Then let me know which one you like better and why.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Week 7 Blog DUE 3/14/08

Read the article linked below. It is about running a seasonal business. Some of you have chosen a business that will be busier at certain times of the year than others; read how you can survive the entire business year. Read the article, summarize, and tell me two ideas you thought were interesting.

Business Law
Read the brief article below on frivolous lawsuits.
- Summarize the article- why don't states want frivolous lawsuits?
- Look up and see if you can find two things that any state is doing to avoid frivolous lawsuits.

Sales and Marketing
Your assignment this week is to find a blog that discusses up dated topics in sales and marketing. The easiest way to do this is to simply google Marketing Blogs and see what you get. When you find one, tell me the following:
- the name of the website
- the author of the website
- topics discussed
- are there ads on the blog? And if so, what kind?
- Read one post and summarize it and tell me how it relates to the class

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Week 6 Blog DUE 3/7/08

Today is all about the "green industry". The green industry is one way to describe all the businesses that create products or provide services that are designed to help the environment. Your blogs this week, will relate to different issues surrounding this new and exciting industry.

This week, I want you to research the green industry. See if you can find out how many new businesses have been added in green industry in recent years. Research and tell me the types of businesses that are being started to support peoples desire to be environmentally concious. Give examples of 2 specific businesses and tell me their story. Don't forget to site your sources.

Business Law
Your assignment is to look at new environmental laws are out there. List and describe 5 new laws that are designed to protect the environment. It can relate to food, fuel, water, animal, chemicals.......anything!! Make sure to list the date of the law, the state it was passed in, and your source.

Sales and Marketing
Take a look at the car industry. How are dealerships marketing their vehicles as being energy efficient. What are some of the new cars out there. How are they energy efficient and how are they being sold to customers. Give me examples of three vehicles. Make sure to list your sources.