Top 10 Things to Consider Before Buying a Franchise

You want to be an entrepreneur, but you’re concerned that starting your own company can be risky. Instead, you begin considering buying into a franchise to satisfy your itch for self-employment, while mitigating some of the uncertainty of starting a new company from scratch. Both options have their pluses and minuses.

NCU’s New SCHOOL OF SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES: Merging Marriage and Family Sciences & Psychology, a Positive Step

In 2015, we developed and implemented many positive developments for our University and students: new regional accreditation, bold new programs and specializations, among other advancements. Now we are proud and excited to announce the birth of our new School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SSBS), a larger School created by the merger of our School of Psychology with our School of Marriage and Family Sciences.

Ten Tips for Launching a Successful Online Business

Today it’s relatively easy to start an online business. However, creating a successful and profitable business is a whole other story.

The online space is crowded. In just 20 years, websites grew from a mere 3,000 in 1994 to more than one billion in 2014!

Six Ways to Implement Positive Change on the Job

It’s not rocket science to understand that a happy, positive work environment is more pleasant than one filled with gloom, doom and negativity. It’s also not a stretch to think that a positive workplace can help the bottom line. How does a manager implement positive change to create this upbeat corporate culture if it’s not in place now?

How Does Your Emotional Intelligence Stack Up?

As we were growing up, intelligence was always emphasized. It just might, however, be your emotional intelligence (EQ) that separates a good leader from a great leader.

Emotional intelligence is the capacity to be aware of, express and control one’s emotions and to handle interpersonal relationships empathetically.

Is Project Management for Me?

Over the next decade, project management is slated to grow by more than $6 trillion globally. Clearly, this is a lucrative field with job stability, but how do you know if you have the personality and attributes to maximize this opportunity?

Are You Running Your Organization Like a Pro Football Team? The Top 10 Business Lessons Learned from Watching the NFL Playoffs

Nearly 50 percent of Americans are NFL fans, and with the play-off games upon us, millions of people will be in the stadium or glued to their TVs hoping this is the year their team goes all the way.

We can receive more than just entertainment from watching the NFL Playoffs. By observing the strategy behind pro football, we can learn some valuable lessons to use in our own business playbook.

Here are The Top 10 Lessons to take from the gridiron to the boardroom:

Are You Setting New Year’s Resolutions for Your Business? Here’s Eight Tips for a Better 2016

While nearly two-thirds of people make New Year’s resolutions, perhaps it’s time your small business did too. As we bid adieu to 2015, here are some suggestions for your 2016 business resolutions:

10 Tips to Create a Vision Board

You’ve no doubt heard the phrase, “thoughts become things,” but how about images? In the past few years, vision boards have become a popular tool to get really clear about your goals and keep them front and center.

The idea of vision boards has its roots in personal development and the concept of “The Law of Attraction.” What we put our focus on is what we draw to us both consciously and subconsciously.

Latest Edition of NCU's Higher Degrees Available Online

The latest edition of Higher Degrees is now available for viewing online. Highlights of this issue include: