Making the Decision to Start a Small Business

Thinking about starting a small business? CSU-Global alumni Erika Heeren explains the methods and pitfalls. In 2015, I started my own marketing agency, knowing full well there are no guarantees.  Taking the leap into small business ownership was one of the most difficult decisions I’ve ever made. The entrepreneurial road is strewn with people who …

Tips for the World-Traveling Student

During the last two years, I’ve traveled to Canada, Morocco, Spain, Ireland, and the Czech Republic, and lived for six months lived in the remote Kenai Fjords National Park of Alaska. At the same time, as a student at CSU- Global, I’m committed to weekly lectures and assignments while traveling. I know how to stay …

How Small Businesses Can Protect Themselves from Ransomware

How Can Small Businesses Be Protected From Ransomware? According to CNN tech, in 2017, malware and ransomware attacks have increased dramatically, and no industry is exempt. Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Group IB reported that victims worldwide are experiencing attacks. Multiple industries have been hit, including banking, transportation, energy — even snack and candy makers. CSU-Global asked …

Mastering Public Speaking

If there’s one thing that strikes fear into the hearts of the masses, it’s public speaking. Most of us seem to be predisposed to nervousness when it comes to standing up in front of a group of our peers and sharing information or opinions. If even just THINKING about speaking in front of a crowd …

Top 5 Emergency Management Jobs for College Graduates

Vicki Miller, Ph.D Emergency Management, has been teaching online undergraduate and graduate emergency management courses for 10 years. With additional degrees and certifications in disaster management and Homeland Security, she has 11 years of direct experience in emergency management, hazardous materials, and disaster response efforts.  She is also a certified emergency manager through the International …