Name:________________________ Period:____ Date:_____
What's Hot In Entrepreneurship
Unit 4 Managing Your Business Processes
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.
A person hired to visit a business as an "undercover"
customer to evaluate and report on service.
Keywords: mystery shopping, customer service evaluation,
allow several people in different locations to work on a common
document or project over the Internet.
Keywords: workgroup software, collaborative software,
Software rental service:
that lets one use a software package over the Internet for a small
Keywords: software rental, online applications,
for managing and supervising employees
Keywords: telemanaging, telecommuting,
5. Company childcare: Childcare services provided by a company for its employees, sometimes on-site.
Keywords: corporate childcare, daycare benefits,
organizing responsibilities, tasks, meetings, and information.
Keywords: time management, personal organization,
Business support service:
A business that completes office tasks, such as
bookkeeping, for entrepreneurs who don't want to hire a regular
Keywords: business support firm, Association of Business Support Services International, _____________________________________________________
phones, using portable presentation software, and having access to the
Internet and E-mail in airplanes or at hotels, airports, and conference
Keywords: interactive travel, hotel Internet connections,
relate to the balancing of work and personal demands in a one's life.
Keywords: work-life issues, alternative work schedules,
machines in malls and other high-traffic areas at which people can send
applications to staffing agencies.
Keywords: staffing strategies, job recruiting trends, _____________________________________________________
|Topic Researched and Web site used||What is your rating of the site (based on organization, design, reliability, etc.)?||How does this topic affect interaction between entrepreneurs and employees?||Do you think this trend will increase or diminish over time? Why?|