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W. P. Carey School of Business

About W. P. Carey School of Business

The Center for Executive and Professional Development (CEPD) within the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University develops practical business education that enables employees at all levels of an organization to address current and future business challenges. Whether you’re looking to broaden your personal knowledge or develop your company’s workforce, in an online program or a face-to-face one, CEPD is your one-stop resource.

Why Different States Are Getting Out of the Housing Crisis Faster

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America’s housing market is finally starting to really recover from the Great Recession, but some areas of the country are fighting back faster than others. New research from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University indicates one reason: Different states have dramatically different mortgage laws, and some make it easier to… Read More →

Help to ease Holiday Shopping Customer-Service Worries

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As we approach holiday shopping time, many of us start thinking about long lines, frayed nerves and dealing with frazzled customer-service representatives. However, some companies are now taking the time to turn customer-service interactions into a strong point of competitive difference that makes consumers want to come back for more, especially when price and other… Read More →

2013 Economic Forecasts for U.S. & Arizona

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Arizona’s economy improved somewhat this year, but what can we expect in 2013? Top experts on the U.S. and Arizona economies will deliver their forecasts for the state, nation, stock market and housing market at the Valley’s largest and most trusted economic-forecasting event on Dec. 5. The 49th Annual Economic Forecast Luncheon is co-sponsored by… Read More →

Small Business Leadership Academy: Blueprinting

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In the final session of the 2012 Small Business Leadership Academy, attendees took an in-depth look at brainstorming. For a company with a limited number of employees, it’s more important than ever to get the best from each of them. Many small business owners see that they have high-potential individuals who can become leaders, but… Read More →

Spirit of Enterprise winner: LawLogix Group

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LawLogix Group earned the Gary L. Trujillo Minority Enterprise Award sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona this year at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University’s prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Awards. In 2000, LawLogix co-founder Brian Taylor was sitting at a Burger King near the consulate in Nogales, Mexico,… Read More →

Spirit of Enterprise winner: Daphne’s Headcovers

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Daphne’s Headcovers earned the The Spirit of Enterprise Overcoming Adversity Award this year at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University’s prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Awards. When Jane Spicer was 10 years old she told her mother that she wanted a sailboat. Her mother told her she had to earn the… Read More →

Small Business Leadership Academy: The Importance Of Team Dynamics

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One rarely-recognized aspect of a small business that has a huge impact on the success of that business is team building. Knowing more about how teams function and what can be done to strengthen the team was the topic in this week’s Small Business Leadership Academy, led by Ruth Barratt, clinical assistant professor of management… Read More →

Spirit of Enterprise winner: GlobalMed

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GlobalMed earned the U.S. Bank Emerging Entrepreneur Award this year at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University’s prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Awards. In 2002, when Joel Barthelemy started the business that would become GlobalMed, he made imaging equipment for quality assurance in the semiconductor industry. “We did about $1 million… Read More →

Spirit of Enterprise winner: Total Transit

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Total Transit earned the The Spirit of Enterprise Innovation in Entrepreneurship Award this year at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University’s prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Awards. When Total Transit CEO Craig Hughes bought a small airport cab company in 1984, he had only ridden in a cab twice, never in… Read More →

Spirit of Enterprise winner: 180 Degrees Automotive

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180 Degrees Automotive earned the Hahnco Companies Special Achievement in Entrepreneurship Award this year at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University’s prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Awards. When Sarah “Bogi” Lateiner decided to open her own auto repair shop, she “had no business plan, no money.” What Bogi did have was… Read More →

Top Arizona Businesses Win Spirit of Enterprise Awards

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As Americans talk about how to improve our economy, we keep hearing how small businesses and entrepreneurs have to lead the way in the recovery. Today, the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University honored five of the state’s best businesses for creating jobs, contributing to charities and introducing innovation. They’re this… Read More →

Phoenix-area Home Prices Stable

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Phoenix-area home prices stabilized from August to September, but we’re now seeing some other types of movement in the market. A new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University shows the following numbers for Maricopa and Pinal counties, as of September: The median single-family home price stayed at $150,000… Read More →

Small Business Leadership Academy: The Harvard Negotiation Project

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The Harvard Negotiation Project has developed an effective and widely-used negotiating method that changes the game and often yields better results than old-style hard ball. Instead of focusing on winning the day for your position, the Harvard method enables you to operate on a deeper level where your true interests — and the interests of… Read More →

Small Business Leadership Academy: Match Your Negotiating Style To Your Objective

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“Playing hardball” is a phrase often used to describe negotiations. The point is the deal — there’s a winner and a loser — and the toughest side prevails. Hardball is a good game plan under some circumstances — if it’s a one-time opportunity, for example. But what if the client or customer with whom you… Read More →

New Global Rankings Laud W. P. Carey School

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New rankings and ratings are out from three prestigious groups that examine the best business schools in the world. The Financial Times, The Economist and The Princeton Review all give the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University extremely high marks for excellence. “The new rankings from The Economist and Financial Times… Read More →