Business

Strategic advice on today’s highly competitive business market, straight from our M.B.A. faculty; supporting you with insights and ideas to help you make a bigger impact in the world.

June 22, 2017

Nonprofit Development and Leadership: An Entrepreneur’s Dream for a Family Business

By Dr. Sharon Link-Wyer, MBA Adjunct Professor | Business

As an adjunct professor of Concordia University, Nebraska’s Nonprofit Organization Development course and the head of a nonprofit, I know the pressures of managing two full-time commitments can be overwhelming. In 2009, I formed the nonprofit Link Autism Leadership on behalf of my autistic son, James. With the help of the pro bono and civic-minded law clinic at…

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June 13, 2017

3 Keys to Social Media Success as a Small Business

By Dr. Shannon Leinen, MBA Program Director | Business

If you’re working on low advertising budget, promoting on social media is a no-brainer. In today’s global community, e-commerce is a necessity to remain viable in the public’s eye. Small businesses need to educate themselves on modern marketing practices to stay relevant and continue to meet sales goals. Ultimately, you need a plan to create…

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June 5, 2017

5 Things to Know About IRAs

By Dr. Kenny Roberts, MBA Adjunct Professor | Business

Most Americans aren’t adequately positioned for retirement—and approximately 46 percent of American families have no retirement savings at all. The goal of retirement is becoming more and more unrealistic. But the first step to change is getting informed—specifically about IRAs. Contributing to an IRA can make all the difference. The most significant difference between a…

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May 30, 2017

Encouragement to Entrepreneurs: Creating Success in a Changing World

By Joel Christiansen, MBA Adjunct Professor | Business

“Change is the price of survival.” -Winston Churchill Life is a cycle and process of change, with some experiences good, some not. That is the reality of life—and business.  It has a way of humbling us, disciplining us and rewarding us in a thousand different ways. Think of life and growing a business as a…

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April 4, 2017

Business: It’s All About the People

By Shannon Leinen, MBA Program Director | Business

“Consider this: jobs that involve relationships with groups of people, whether customers, employees, partners or otherwise, are rapidly on the increase as more companies build online communities and participate in social environments online to interact for business reasons. They aren’t simply looking for people who know how to use Facebook; they need people who can…

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