Cameron School of Business at UNCW

Why Now Is The Best Time To Start A Business

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Feb 2, 2021 9:34:24 AM

Guest Blogger: This Insights article was contributed by Heather McWhorter, Regional Director of the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC). Heather believes that everyone has entrepreneurial superpowers that can be developed and that everyone should have equal access to starting a business because, after all, it is the American dream (this post originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com on February 1, 2021). This photo was taken before COVID-19.

2020 has been a year full of unexpected events and has made many of us step back and look at life a little differently. While those of us who are on the frontline of helping businesses are witnessing business closures at alarming rates, we are also seeing something else: a surge in new business creation. This surge is giving us hope for an even stronger economy and region in the future.

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Topics: entrepreneurship, professional development, mentoring, business tips, Insights

The Inaugural Virtual Rocket Pitch Competition Deemed a Success

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Jan 13, 2021 11:27:50 AM

Contributed by Dr. Xaver Neumeyer, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Cameron School of Business.

In the inaugural Virtual Rocket Pitch Competition, organized by Dr. Xaver Neumeyer, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, students presented early-stage business ideas, ranging from the use of smart technologies to decrease hand gun incidents to the purchase and expunging of medical debt. The presentations were judged by serial entrepreneur (e.g. WebTel Marketing, The Wall Printer) and EBD advisory board member Paul Baron, as well as Girard Newkirk, founder and CEO of KWHCoin and co-founder of Genesis Block, a new collaborative space for local entrepreneurs in Wilmington, NC.

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Topics: business development, entrepreneurship, management, networking, professional development, mentoring, business tips, Cameron School News, covid

2021, The Year Of Possibilities

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Jan 5, 2021 11:00:49 AM

Guest Blogger: Contributed by Emma F. Maynard, Student Success Advisor in the Office of Graduate Programs at the Cameron School of Business (this post originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com on January 1, 2021).

It’s here! It is finally here. Welcome to 2021- yes, the beacon of hope we all desperately kept our eye on as we trudged through the murky and unpredictable waters of the year, 2020. As we gear up for what we hope is a year of possibilities, I encourage you to reflect on the shadows that remain with us from our perseverance through one of the most historic times in our lives. If you’re a believer in silver linings, then perhaps you can recognize the strengths, dreams and aspirations ignited by the frustrations of a year that has tried to take so much.

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Topics: professional development, mentoring, business tips, Insights, graduate school, covid

UNCW Economist Highlights Regional Growth and Opportunities At Annual Wilmington Scorecard

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Dec 13, 2019 11:14:07 AM

Photo: Professor Adam Jones speaks at the annual Wilmington Regional Economic Scorecard at the Wilmington Convention Center. (Photo by Christina Haley O'Neal)The original photo comes from http://www.wilmingtonbiz.com/more_news/2019/12/03/economist_highlights_regional_growth_opportunities_at_annual_wilmington_scorecard/19715.

Curious about the health of the job market in Wilmington?

Professor and Economics & Finance Department Chair, Adam Jones, shines light on the pattern of the the growing job market in the Wilmington area. Finding your edge in the business world can be a challenging task, but analytics may give you the guidance you need.

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Topics: business development, Cameron faculty, community, economics, finance, business analytics, economy, business tips, Cameron School News

Why a Business Must be More Than a Charismatic Leader

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Dec 13, 2019 11:08:50 AM

Photo: A group of businessmen sit in the lounge area of one of WeWork's locations while they conduct business. This photo showcases the purpose of WeWork. The original photo comes from https://images.theconversation.com/files/298579/original/file-20191024-170484-6foi43.jpg?ixlib=rb-1.1.0&q=45&auto=format&w=754&fit=clip.

All talk, no action? Our very own Greg Putnam, CFA in the Economics & Finance department breaks down the mentality of some of the monopolizing leaders in the business world.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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Topics: community, debate, entrepreneurship, business ownership, investments, economy, business tips, Cameron School News, leadership

The Value of a Business Credit Card to a Small Business

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Dec 10, 2019 11:23:47 AM

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Topics: community, economy, business tips, Cameron School News

Business Analytics: Adding Value and Insight

Posted by Cameron School of Business on May 17, 2019 10:00:00 AM

By Dr. Stephen Hill, Associate Professor of Business Analytics and Director of the M.S. Business Analytics Program, Cameron School of Business (This post was originally shared on WilmingtonBiz.com on May 1, 2019)

Kevin Kelley, Head Coach of the Pulaski Academy (Little Rock, Arkansas) football team has turned conventional thinking in high school football on its head. How? His team never punts on fourth down. Why? Analytics. Universities across the country have seen increases in student retention. Fewer students are leaving school. Why? Analytics. A high-end retailer developed an email campaign that yielded dramatic increases in revenue per email over past campaigns. Why? Analytics.

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Topics: Swain Center, business analytics, MS Business Analytics, business tips

The 3 Most Common Essay Mistakes that Will KILL Your Grade

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Jan 4, 2019 12:27:00 PM

By Mel Beasley, CSB Marketing Assistant

It’s happened to the best of us. We convinced ourselves that starting our essay three weeks ahead of deadline and combing through it five times before submitting it would land us that A+. To the contrary, you earn a high C and are ready to crack open a box of bonbons and watch Friends reruns before the depression sets in. What on earth did you do wrong? Probably one of these three most common essay mistakes. 

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Topics: business tips, writing

How the Campus Writing Center Can Help You Ace Your Class Essay

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Dec 28, 2018 12:32:00 PM


By Mel Beasley, CSB Marketing Assistant

No matter how talented you are at writing, there is no one who can write the perfect draft. Now that we have that out of the way, I wanted to let you know how to move one step closer to transforming your rough draft into a polished A+ essay by using a completely free campus service: The UNCW campus writing center located in DePaolo Hall. Students can schedule one-one-one appointments with a writing tutor or drop in the writing lab to get help with formatting issues or revision. As a writing tutor myself, I’ve literally seen it all come through the door from misplaced modifiers, run-on sentences, disorganization, passive voice, and everything else under the sun. Students often make the same three to four mistakes over and over which cause them to remain stagnant in their writing. Here are some ways the writing center can help you improve your essay writing.  

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Topics: business tips, writing

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Cameron School of Business at UNCW

UNCW was established as Wilmington College in 1947. The Department of Business and Economics became the Cameron School of Business in 1979. Focused on the transformation of today’s business world from the industrial age into the information age, business education at the Cameron School of Business is focused on the technical, analytical and interpersonal skills students will need to lead this fundamental change in the business world through the 21st century.

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