Two Georgia College professors, Peter Moore, an adjunct professor of Logistics and Supply Chain, and Dr. Karl Manrodt, a Logistics and Supply Chain Management professor, have been quoted in a recent Forbes blog post. The blog focuses on how collaborative contracting approaches have been seeing a big increase in high-profile public and private cases.
Peter Moore gives his insight on the fact that the Department of State is committing to a more collaborative relationship with a key commercial supply chain management partner. Dr. Manrodt is also quoted, explaining why he thinks the success of the Canadian British Columbia government and State Department will affect the stigma around using more collaborative approaches with suppliers.
Read the full blog post and learn more about Moore and Dr. Manrodt’s thoughts on collaborative contracting approaches by clicking here.
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When running a small business, you’ll probably find yourself needing to wear a lot of different hats. Developing skills in such a wide variety of disciplines can be challenging, so take the time to seek out useful resources that will help you stay on top of your game while avoiding mistakes.
The Small Business Administration
The SBA is full of resources to help small business owners. The website has sections about writing your business plan, hiring employees, business laws, and more. Take a look through the site to find out what it can teach you about the small business tasks you have to take care of.
Your Local Chamber of Commerce
One of the first things to do when you’ve started a business is to get in touch with your city or county’s chamber of commerce. These organizations offer many resources for small businesses including marketing help and advice for doing business in your area. They also hold networking events throughout the year that will help you meet other business owners and potential customers in the area. In addition to information on your local chamber’s website, check out the resources on the U.S. Chamber site.
U.S. Department of Labor
Small businesses come with countless regulations. In addition to your state and local regulations, federal laws affect all businesses. By looking at the DoL resources, you can find out about the laws that pertain to your specific business. You can also print out any posters that you are required to display within your company.
Take Free Online Courses
There are a wealth of free courses available online. Many are available through downloadable videos. These courses can teach you everything from formulating your business to taking care of its finances to marketing it to your target audience. Many top colleges, even Ivy League colleges, offer anyone the chance to audit classes online for free. Just choose your courses and sign up to attend the class from home without those hefty tuition payments.
Take Advantage of Websites Catering to Entrepreneurs
Many sites are full of information for small business owners, and they are free to use. Sites like Entreprenuer.com and Inc.com are updated daily with the latest business information you need. Even sites like The Huffington Post have robust business sections that can be priceless for small business owners. To get the specific business information you’re looking for, consider creating a Google Alert to get a daily list of new business articles that concern you. The SCORE website is another great resource for small business start-ups.
As a small business owner, Georgia WebMBA at Georgia College can help you gain a competitive edge when it comes to accomplishing your goals. Learn more about the benefits of an MBA here.
When creating a resume, many job-seekers make the mistake of creating a resume that brags about their accomplishments in an attempt to impress prospective employers. However, a lot of inflated language used to exaggerate your accomplishments won’t be impressive to most bosses. In fact, it can obscure their understanding of what your actual capabilities entail.
Instead of trying to pitch yourself as a terrific person, it’s important to focus on what you can bring to your employer. The focus should be on what you can do for them rather than what you can do in general. If you have low-level jobs on your resume, instead of using inflated language to make them sound more important, focus on which skillsets those jobs taught you that relate to the job you’re applying for.
Have Several Versions of Your Resume
During your educational and professional years, you have learned countless skills. Different employers will value different types of skills. Instead of creating one resume that contains every skill you can think of, including those that mean nothing to the employer you are contacting, creating several versions of your resume can help you stand out from the crowd. That doesn’t mean faking any of your experiences or skills (never do that!), it simply means highlighting different skills on each resume to better tailor it to specific employers or industries.
Use Action Words
Instead of talking about a job given to you or using weak language that doesn’t drive home your real responsibilities, use action verbs to show just what you’ve done. You weren’t just given 10 weeks to complete an important project – you researched and created the project in just 10 weeks. You didn’t have five people working under you. You supervised five people, gave them their assignments, and checked their work.
Your Real Accomplishments
Landing an important job and getting an impressive education are both great accomplishments, and they are important to potential employers. However, these are not things that you accomplished for your previous employers. When listing each position you’ve held, highlight what you did to improve that business. You may have increased sales, improved their marketing, hired impressive talent, or other actions that benefited your previous employers. Remember: everyone who reads your resume will be looking for what’s in it for them and their team – not just for you.
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College Choice recently released its Top 25 Best Online Colleges in Georgia list and ranked Georgia College & State University’s online programs as one of the top two in the state. GCSU’s ranking followed right behind the University of Georgia, and the online graduate programs received praise as being a “thriving online education platform, one that is fast growing into an online graduate student’s best friend.”
The list also recognized the Georgia WebMBA program as being the most popular degree to earn online with Georgia College. For more information on the Georgia WebMBA, please visit here.
College Choice offers numerous free online resources to help students in their college search, including unique student-centered college rankings, admissions advice, scholarship and financial aid information, and more.