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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.

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 →

Strategic Procurement: Developing Supply Strategy

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“Knowledge is power,” says Joseph Carter, the Avnet Professor of Supply Chain Management at the W. P. Carey School of Business, and leader of the Strategic Procurement section of the 2012 Small Business Leadership Academy. For a small company looking to bring on a large company as a client, or keep a large company as a… Read More →

W. P. Carey School Honors Top Business Leaders

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Three top business leaders will be honored for their contributions to our economy, when they are inducted into the W. P. Carey School of Business Homecoming Hall of Fame this month. The honorees are accomplished executives in the fields of wireless technologies, cruises and nonprofits. On Oct. 25, the new inductees will join previous honorees… Read More →

Small Business Leadership Academy: Understanding Strategic Procurement Practices

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Strategic Procurement is a comprehensive, systematic business process to assure that an organization acquires the correct goods and services at the lowest total cost over the long-term of the business operation. Small- and medium-sized companies can benefit from understanding how large companies approach their suppliers. Those smaller companies need to understand and be able to… Read More →

Phoenix-area Home Prices, Supply Slowly Inching Up

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Both Phoenix-area home prices and the number of homes available for sale are slowly inching up. A new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University reveals the numbers for Maricopa and Pinal Counties, as of August: > The median single-family home price went up from $149,000 in July to… Read More →

Small Business Leadership Academy: Handling Dissatisfied Customers

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If you are in business, you’ve had unhappy customers. No matter how excellent your services or products, at some point someone will have issues. Customers often experience buyer’s remorse — it’s a simple fact. And because nothing is perfect, even the best businesses make mistakes. So, how can business owners handle the inevitable? Douglas Olsen,… Read More →

Top Business Leaders will speak in the New ECP Season

Top leaders from the NFL Network, Harkins Theatres, the United Services Automobile Association (USAA), and the Arizona Diamondbacks are among those who will take the stage during the new season of the Economic Club of Phoenix speaker series. Every year, Phoenix-area audiences are invited to attend the club’s luncheons and hear from some of the… Read More →

ASU honors two for economic forecasting

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They correctly predicted one of the most volatile times in the history of the U.S. economy. For their incredible accuracy, a counselor to the Secretary of the U.S. Treasury and Morgan Stanley’s chief U.S. economist are about to receive a high honor. Dr. Richard Berner and David Greenlaw will accept the prestigious Lawrence R. Klein… Read More →

2012 Small Business Leadership Academy: A Fresh Look At Marketing

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Management guru Peter Drucker said, “the aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well that the product or service fits him and sells itself.” Business owners in the 2012 Small Business Leadership Academy (SBLA) are taking a fresh look at marketing with guidance from Douglas Olsen, associate professor of marketing at… Read More →