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Welcome to Darren Smith's HCC homepage for GEB1011 Introduction to Business. My goal is to provide you with access to critical resources to assist you in your coursework.  Use of this website is required for your course, please familiarise yourself with it and check back frequently.

1 - Exploring the World of Business

 Follow these steps for success:

  • Read Learning Objectives for this Chapter, p2
  • Read the vocabulary in the margins of the chapter.
  • Read the Chapter Summary at the end of the chapter.
  • Read the Chapter.
  • Take the Chapter 1 Quiz on-line!  Score it, print it, bring it to class to turn in.   Remember, the Quiz is due the day the chapter is scheduled. Late quizzes automatically lose points.
  • Learn more about the companies presented in the chapter
  • Related Internet Resources:

    Topic 1: Speaking on Behalf of Business

    Conference Board
    Better Business Bureau
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce

    Topic 2: Government Sources for Business and Economic Information

    U.S. Department of Commerce
    Bureau of Economic Analysis
    U.S.Business Advisor

    Topic 3: Popular Business Publications

    The Wall Street Journal
    Business Week
    Forbes
    Inc
    Fortune
    Money
    Bloomberg Financial News
    The Economist - UK
    Enews (Gateway to a variety of sources)
    Pathfinder (Gateway to a variety of sources)

    Topic 4: Big Business .. Who's Who

    Top Global 500 Companies
    Fortune 500 Companies
    Chief Executive Officers

    Topic 5: Business Cycles - Explanations and Predictions

    The Conference Board
    QInsight
    Global Exposure
    The Great Depression



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