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What's Hot In Entrepreneurship

Unit 6 Growing Your Business

Directions:
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. ISO 14001: An internationally recognized certification for businesses that demonstrates they effectively manage the impact they have on the environment.
Keywords: ISO 14001, green business,
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2. Small business advocacy groups: Organizations that voice the concerns of small businesses, often to legislating bodies or in support groups.
Keywords: National Small Business United, small business lobbyists,
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3. Internet consulting: A service to help new Internet users set up a Web page, use search engines, conduct e-business, and so on.
Keywords: Internet consulting, Internet training service, ____________________________________________________

4. Internet auctions: Web sites that list services or items for online visitors to bid on.
Keywords: Internet auction, online classified advertising, ____________________________________________________

5. Welfare-to-work: Programs designed to train current welfare recipients and place them in jobs.
Keywords: welfare-to-work, community involvement, ____________________________________________________

6. Shop-for-a-cause Web sites: Retail Web sites that donate a certain amount of money per sale to specified charities.
Keywords: shop for a cause, charity shopping, ____________________________________________________

7. Paid volunteer hours: Company programs that allow employees to assist community groups on company time.
Keywords: paid volunteer hours, business community outreach, ____________________________________________________

8. Online headhunters: Recruiting firms that collect résumés over the Internet and connect businesses with qualified prospective employees.
Keywords: online headhunter, electronic recruiting,
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9. Road warrior: An entrepreneur who travels often because it is essential to growing and maintaining his or her business.
Keywords: road warrior, business travel,
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10. Recycled plastic clothing: Clothing made with fabric that is made from recycled plastic.
Keywords: recycled plastic products, PCR fabric,
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Topic Researched and Web site used What is your rating of the site (based on organization, design, reliability, etc.)? How could this trend help or hinder a business in the long run? How does this trend affect consumers?