Artists on the edge learn how to market themselves

Dream Team

Dream Team

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This story features a unique partnership between the Bryan School, Greensboro’s Interactive Resource Center and two retired businessmen who teamed up to help those struggling with homelessness by fostering their entrepreneurial dreams. Each semester, students in Dr. Channelle James’ social entrepreneurship class work in small groups to help homeless entrepreneurs define a market, create business plans, set pricing and develop marketing collateral such as business cards and web sites. Then the students and entrepreneurs present their work to a team that decides whether to back the plans with small loans – generally $150 to $300. The entrepreneurs are expected to set up a payment plan to repay the loans. The entrepreneurs get a boost, and, as we discovered, the students get even more.

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Study shows more mothers are household’s primary breadwinner

The study shows the working mom trend has been on the rise since 1960, when only 11 percent of women were the primary wage earners in the house. University of North Carolina at Greensboro Professor of Economics David Ribar said it has a lot to do with education.

Consumer, Apparel & Retail Studies ranked among top fashion programs

Consumer, Apparel & Retail Studies ranked among top fashion programs

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The Bryan School of Business & Economics department Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies (CARS) has been ranked among the best programs to study fashion in the South and recognized as having one of the best fashion merchandising programs in the nation, according to the website Fashion-Schools.org.

CARS ranked fifth among fashion schools located in the South and received the website’s best ranking among programs in the state of North Carolina.

CARS placed No. 23 out of the top 75 highlighted schools nationwide for fashion merchandising.  Programs were judged on their academic reputation, admission selectivity, location, and depth and breadth of the program and faculty.

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