Name:________________________ Period:____ Date:_____
What's Hot In Entrepreneurship
Unit 6 Growing Your Business
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.
An internationally recognized certification for
businesses that demonstrates they effectively manage the impact they
have on the environment.
Keywords: ISO 14001, green business,
Small business advocacy
voice the concerns of small businesses, often to legislating bodies or
in support groups.
Keywords: National Small Business United, small business lobbyists,
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, ____________________________________________________
Web sites that list services or items for online
visitors to bid on.
Keywords: Internet auction, online classified advertising, ____________________________________________________
Programs designed to train current welfare recipients
and place them in jobs.
Keywords: welfare-to-work, community involvement, ____________________________________________________
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, ____________________________________________________
Paid volunteer hours:
Company programs that allow employees to assist
community groups on company time.
Keywords: paid volunteer hours, business community outreach, ____________________________________________________
Recruiting firms that collect résumés
over the Internet and connect businesses with qualified prospective
Keywords: online headhunter, electronic recruiting,
An entrepreneur who
travels often because it is essential to growing and maintaining his or
Keywords: road warrior, business travel,
Recycled plastic clothing:
Clothing made with fabric that is made from recycled
Keywords: recycled plastic products, PCR fabric,
|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?|