The Small Business Institute Program at UNCG is named Top 3 in Country

The Small Business Institute Program at UNCG is named Top 3 in Country

The Small Business Institute Program in the Bryan College of Business and Economics and the Entrepreneurship Cross-Disciplinary Program qualified in the top 3 Projects of the Year for the SBI Awards in the country. The Undergraduate Feasibility Analysis submission by students Marilynn Barr (author), Brandi Johnson, Bob McDaniel, Chantha Nie, and Eric Sorber, Dianne Welsh,… [Continue Reading]

Creating economic opportunities through research

Creating economic opportunities through research

Zack Oliver conducts research and develops tools to help bring jobs to North Carolina. Zack Oliver, MA ’12 works as an economist in the Labor and Economic Analysis Division of the North Carolina Department of Commerce.  His work involves the study of economic development in the state, industry-based research, analyzing economic impacts, and involvement with… [Continue Reading]

Personalizing Poverty

Personalizing Poverty

It’s one thing to devote your professional career to studying anti-poverty measures. It’s something else to feed your research to your teenage children. Unless you’re UNCG economics professor Dr. David Ribar. In a quest to discover if the federal government’s Thrifty Food Plan, designed to help impoverished families stretch their food budget, was realistic, he’s… [Continue Reading]

Realizing your passion

Realizing your passion

Brent Patterson, a 2009 UNCG Bryan School and Economics graduate found his passion while studying entrepreneurship courses taught by Dr. Dianne Welsh.  Patterson, who began his entrepreneurship courses had a very vague view regarding the topic, but soon realized how much potential this subject matter could offer.  Patterson focused his degree on going into the… [Continue Reading]