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What's Hot in Entrepreneurship
Unit 1 Going into Business for Yourself
Print this worksheet. The ten terms listed below represent hot trends in entrepreneurship. Choose three topics that interest you. For each of the three topics, locate a pertinent Web site using the keywords provided or keywords of your own. Use these sites to fill in the chart that follows.
1. Electronic books: Portable
slab-shaped computers that store the text of books, newspapers, and
other printed matter.
Keywords: e-books, electronic tablet, ___________________________________________________
Bringing two different businesses into one building, such as a gas
station with a fast-food restaurant inside.
Keywords: co-branding, franchise,
3. Big Emerging Markets
(BEMs): Countries that comprise nearly half of the
world's population and are expected to double their share of world
imports by 2010.
Keywords: Big Emerging Markets, U.S. Department of Commerce, ___________________________________________________
Magazines that focus on a specific topic, such as
entrepreneurship, that are published online and can often be read for
Keywords: online magazine, electronic journalism, ___________________________________________________
that make or help customers make projects such as scrapbooks, pottery,
Keywords: arts and crafts business, do-it-yourself, ___________________________________________________
Ethnic food restaurants:
Restaurants that specialize in food from a certain country or culture.
Keywords: ethnic food, ethnic restaurants,
7. Students in Free
Enterprise: A national collegiate group that works to
promote understanding of the free enterprise system.
Keywords: Students in Free Enterprise, SIFE
term to describe the growing interdependence between countries for
products, labor, and services.
Keywords: World Trade Centers Association, Inc., U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Information Center, ___________________________________________________
9. Adventure tourism:
An industry that plans and outfits adventurous, active vacations.
Keywords: adventure tourism, fishing vacation, ___________________________________________________
Internet cafés: Businesses that
offer computers and Internet connections to customers for an hourly
Keywords: Internet café, cybercafé,
|Topic Researched and Web site used||What is your rating of the site (based on organization, design, reliability, etc.)?||How will this topic affect existing small businesses?||What other business needs will the trend create?|