August 2013

  • How to Prepare for a Career in Business

    Barry Lenson

    If you’ve been looking for your first job in business, you’ve already heard tough questions like these in job interviews . . . “You’re visiting one of our vendors in another city who offers you two expensive tickets to a hockey game. Is it proper for you to take them?” “We’re thinking of launching a new website hosting package. How should we research the products that are already on the market and make sure that ours has a competitive advantage?”  “We would like to sell more of our products in China. What factors should we consider to make sure that our efforts will make money?” “We’re considering you for a position in our marketing department. Can you explain what you would include in a press release that ...

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  • Four Ways to Save Money and Finish Your Degree Faster

    Barry Lenson

    If money and time don’t matter, it’s pretty simple to go back to college to finish your degree. You simply enroll in a college, sign up and pay list price for the courses you need, and that’s about it. But if you’d like to save both time and money, you need some smarter strategies like these . . . Earn credit for what you already know. The College Level Proficiency (CLEP) exam is one way to do it. So are Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) tests that are offered at some colleges. (They are sometimes also called Portfolio Learning Assessment tests.) Thomas Edison State College is one college that helps students use take PLA tests to earn credit. Take Advanced Placement (AP) classes and exams and place out of college courses. You ...

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  • Do You Want to Change the World by Becoming a Social Entrepreneur?

    Barry Lenson

    If you have a business idea that can improve the world, you’re in good company. Every day brings new stories about social entrepreneurships that have been formed to make the world a better place.  There’s the One World Futbol project, which has partnered with Chevrolet to give indestructible soccer balls to children in third world countries.  Another is The Water Project, which provides clean water to people who live in rural areas around the world. Do Your Skills Match Up to Your Vision? It’s great to have a big idea.  But to make yours come to life and change the world, you will need skills like these . . . Fundraising skills – both online and face-to-face – to launch your enterprise and help it grow. Social netwo ...

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  • American InterContinental University Online Profile

    Barry Lenson

    If you’re eager to earn a college degree and you’re an adult, we have some good news for you. American InterContinental University Online, one of StraighterLine’s Partner Colleges, is an institution that has been created specifically for you. American InterContinental University offers the kind of flexible schedules that work for you. You can earn an Associate’s degree, a Bachelor’s, or even a Master’s full-time, part-time or in an accelerated program.  You can complete your courses anywhere, anytime, 24/7. What Can You Study at American InterContinental University? American InterContinental offers you opportunities to earn a variety of degrees in these in-demand fields of study: Business Criminal Justice In ...

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  • Concordia University Irvine Profile

    Barry Lenson

    Save time and money on your college degree with StraighterLine’s partnership with Concordia University Irvine  If you’re eager to earn a degree from a top American university that’s rooted in Christian values, consider Concordia University Irvine (CUI), one of StraighterLine’s Partner Colleges. What StraighterLine’s Partner College Program Means for You When you complete college credits at StraighterLine, you can easily transfer them to CUI and apply them toward the college degree that you will earn there. You’ll find the program of study you are looking for at CUI, which offers a choice of 20 undergraduate majors and 50 specializations, nine graduate programs, four adult bachelor’s degree completion programs, ...

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