UCF Business News
Canvs Parramore to host 9-hour Design-A-Thon
Local Parramore entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to consult with skilled marketers, graphic and web designers, and others at a 9-hour Canvs Design-A-Thon on Saturday, Aug. 26. The event, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., is the first to take place at its newly opened Parramore location, inside UCF’s Center for Emerging Media. Canvs, […]
Scholarships, Undefeatable Spirit Propel First-Generation Student to Marketing Degree
Merarys “Mery” Diaz knew she wanted to attend the University of Central Florida the first time she stepped on campus seven years ago as a high school sophomore. On Saturday, the Cuban native who immigrated to the United States with her family when she was 4 months old, will become the first in her family […]
Learning From a Complex Communications Experiment in My Own Home
I am living in what I believe is the most complex communications experiment that could be designed by researchers. I have a 15-year-old son. He is very much like me. He is witty but also sometimes very direct in his communication style. I can appreciate talking with him, though, because I am never left second-guessing […]
30 Million Expected to Call Florida Home by 2046
Florida should see steady growth within the next 30 years, reaching 30 million residents and the economy surpassing $1.8 trillion, but not without a few hiccups along the way, said Sean Snaith, University of Central Florida economist. “While the population and real gross domestic product will continue to climb over the next three decades, it’s […]
UCF Professor Wins National Master Ethics Teacher Award
With the number of businesses running into trouble for everything from inappropriate funding to sexual harassment allegations, UCF Professor Marshall Schminke makes sure students in his classes are schooled in business ethics. His college colleagues say he is a pro and this summer so did his colleagues nationwide. Schminke was one of four professors recognized […]
Business Incubator Helps Propel Nursing Business to Millionaire Club
Nurses can run successful businesses with a heart. Really. Long-time friends with UCF ties launched Nurses First Solutions in 2014 and with a little help from the UCF Incubator program have seen their company grow from three employees to 12 and revenue climb from $300,000 to $6 million. The say their keys to success have […]
UCF Business Incubators Boost Region’s Job Creation & Economy, Study Says
Companies that grew up in the University of Central Florida’s business incubators sustained 4,710 jobs and added more than $725 million to the region’s gross domestic product in the past two years, according to a newly released economic impact study. The report found that the seven UCF-operated incubators spread over Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Volusia […]
From the College
New Program Seeks to Help UCF Student Startups Succeed After GraduationTo provide support to graduating student startup businesses as they transition off campus, UCF College of Business’s UpStarts Accelerator and Blackstone LaunchPad have teamed up with non-profit, co-working space Canvs in Downtown Orlando.
Business Student Creates Product to Help Drivers Declutter CarsVincent Desiano, who will graduate Friday with a degree in finance, has created a new product to help drivers declutter their cars.
C-DECK Consulting Takes Top Honors at Great Capstone Case CompetitionStudent team C-DECK Consulting wins the 2017 Spring Great Capstone Case Competition at UCF College of Business.
Professional Selling Program Team Wins National ChampionshipThe UCF College of Business Professional Selling Program swept the team and individual categories on its way to capturing the national championship at the 2017 National Collegiate Sales Competition.
4 Student Teams to Battle Shark Tank-Style for $75,000 in Joust Finals April 21Four student teams will face off for $75,000 in cash and essential business services at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 21, in the finals of the annual Joust New Venture Competition. The finals, which are free and open to the public, will be held in the UCF Pegasus Ballroom in the Student Union on the UCF main campus.
Hall of Fame 2017: A Big Knight at the OperaWith a nod to rock band Queen and inspiration from the Broadway hit Hamilton, the University of Central Florida College of Business inducted three distinguished alumni at its 18th Annual Hall of Fame gala Thursday evening at Rosen Shingle Creek.
In the News
WalletHub.com: Best and Worst Cities for Basketball FansKeith Harrison, Associate Chair for Faculty, Research & Academic Affairs of the DeVos Sport Business Management Graduate Program at UCF College of Business, weighs in on the best basketball cities in the U.S.
WSJ: The Downside of Independent BoardsBoards that are too independent can lead to lower profits, excessive CEO pay and more financial fraud, according to research by James Combs, Ph.D., the Della Phillips Martha Schenck Chair of American Private Enterprise and Professor of Management at the University of Central Florida.
WSJ: The Danger of Assertive AdvertisingMarketers should beware of being too assertive, says Yael Zemack-Rugar, assistant professor of marketing at the University of Central Florida, because consumers don’t like being told what to do, especially by brands they love,
Visit Orlando: Record 68 million people visited last yearDespite lower hotel occupancy and lackluster attendance figures from theme parks, Visit Orlando said Thursday the region had a record 68 million visitors last year.
Turbulence shouldn’t stunt FloridaEven with turbulence in the international tourism market and uncertainty surrounding the new U.S. administration, economic growth is expected to continue in the Sunshine State.
Florida layoffs decrease 37 percent over year agoLayoffs in Florida decreased 37 percent in April over a year ago, but only a small percentage of the job cuts were in retail, an industry that has been shedding jobs nationwide.