2013 USASBE EXHIBITING COMPANIES
Inc. is a visual learning company that supports business innovation, strategic
planning, and collaborative design.
Since 1998, we have worked to bring visual
learning out of the cave and into everyday life. After more than 10 years in
business, our motto remains the same:
Make stuff. Make stuff happen!
Collaboration with individuals and
organizations—of all sizes and across all sectors—is at the heart of our work;
our mission is to explore innovative learning tools to solve complex problems.
As a network of facilitators and graphic
recorders, we share a passion for doodling, drawing, discovering, exploring,
playing, imagining, and creating with others.
For all of us, creativity and innovative
thinking are as vital as the air we breathe. Because of this, we hope to build
a world in which all people are allowed to bring their whole self to work.
Baylor University in Waco, Texas, is a private Baptist
university and a nationally ranked research institution.
in 1845 by the Republic of Texas, Baylor is the oldest continually operating
university in the state. Though almost 80 percent of our students come from
within Texas, we are typically home to students from all 50 states and more
than 80 countries.
No. 7 in the Regional Universities South category and named for the fifth
consecutive year as one of the top "Up-and-Comer” universities by U.S. News
& World Report, Belmont University consists of approximately 6,650 students
who come from every state and 25 countries. Committed to being a leader among
teaching universities, Belmont brings together the best of liberal arts and
professional education in a Christian community of learning and service. The
university's purpose is to help students explore their passions and develop
their talents to meet the world's needs, a fact made evident in the
University's hometown, Nashville, where students served more than 60,000 hours
of community service (valued at $450,000) during the last academic year.
Belmont is also one of the fastest-growing universities in the country,
doubling enrollment and investing more than $314 million in construction
projects in the past 12 years. With more than 80 areas of study, 23 master's
programs and five doctoral degrees, there is no limit to the ways Belmont
University can expand an individual's horizon.
Expert Press is dedicated to developing collections of complementary business
books within specific disciplines (including Entrepreneurship and Small
Business Management) and across many more topics of interest. Our books are
applied concise books, eBooks and collections for faculty, students, and
CEO / Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization
Collegiate Entrepreneurs' OrganizationSM
(CEO) is the premier entrepreneurship network with chapters on over 240
university campuses across North America. With a diverse global network, CEO
informs, supports and inspires college students to be entrepreneurial and seek
opportunity through enterprise creation.
Elgar Publishing is a leading international publisher specializing in research
monographs, reference books and textbooks. As an independent, family business,
we are proud of our author-centered, personal approach to publishing. Our
entrepreneurship list is one of the broadest in academic publishing and we are
pleased to publish many of the top scholars in the field.
are a community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using
the power of entrepreneurial action to enable human progress. We
establish student programs on campuses across the nation. Enactus students
apply business concepts to develop community outreach projects, transform lives
and shape a better, more sustainable world.
Group Publishing Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy
Emerald is a leading independent publisher of global
research with impact in business, society, public policy and education.
Emerald is the Publisher of the Journal of Entrepreneurship
and Public Policy (Editor - Noel Campbell) the Official Journal of the USASBE
Public Policy Special Interest Group as well as the Advances in
Entrepreneurship, Firm Emergence and Growth (Editors - Jerome Katz and Andrew
C. Corbett) and the Advances in the Study of Entrepreneurship, Innovation &
Economic Growth (Editors - Sherry Hoskinson and Donald Kuratko) book series.
in 2005, the Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE) strives to empower
entrepreneurs by integrating academic objectives with GWU's business community.
CFEE engages in research and other scholarly activities that make significant
contributions to the fields of Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship Education,
Entrepreneurial Leadership, Women Entrepreneurial Leadership, Family
Enterprise, and Emerging Business Development (Small and Medium Enterprise
Development). This center works with the GW School of Business (GWSB) and the
International Council for Small Business (ICSB), among other partners, to
advance the schools nationally recognized achievements in the field of
entrepreneurship education and further promote entrepreneurship among students
and throughout communities.
initiatives and subject areas of research include entrepreneurship education,
leadership, lifecycle needs of family businesses, managerial issues affecting
emerging business viability, knowledge management for entrepreneurial firms,
and interdisciplinary entrepreneurship education for women. CFEE will continue
the GWSB's commitment to develop mutually beneficial programs that integrate
academic objectives with the real needs of the university's external business
/ International Council for Small Business
in 1955, the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) was the first
international membership organization to promote the growth and development of
small businesses worldwide. The organization brings together educators,
researchers, policy makers and practitioners from around the world to share
knowledge and expertise in their respective fields.
promotes the development of knowledge in all areas of business theory and
practice and is particularly focused on strategies and policies proven to be
effective in sustaining small businesses and entrepreneurship.
/ International Council for Small Business – 2013 Puerto Rico
or the second
time in International Council for Small Business history, the organization's
World Conference will be held in the Caribbean, hosted by the ICSB Puerto Rico
and Caribbean Affiliate. Ponce, Puerto Rico will be the venue for ICSB
"The Pearl of the
South" as Ponce is known, is bathed by the warm blue waters of the
Caribbean Sea.Don't miss this once a year gathering of leading
practitioners, policy makers, academics, and researchers concerning
withentrepreneurshipand small businesses from all Affiliates of the
ICSB. Let's go GLO-Cal. Experiences of global entrepreneurship with
a Caribbean flare. We look forward to greeting you all personally in Ponce,
Puerto Rico on June 20, 2013.
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Live is a family of pre-customized simulations available for all business
courses. From marketing to management to entrepreneurship and supply chain,
Marketplace Live simulations offer a deeply, rich pedagogy that utilize a
multi-sense learning approach to engage students and increase knowledge
retention. Our visually-rich and highly intuitive online simulation includes
resources such as videos to illustrate practical business situations and
balanced scorecards to help students understand their strengths and weaknesses.
Marketplace Live offers a comprehensive student assessment, activity rubrics,
and peer evaluations to assist instructors in providing a fulfilling and
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Instructors have said our simulation is "one of the most creative,
enhanced, reality learning tools a university could offer students in any
business marketing or management course.
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apply the power of
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and those that influence them. We help
establish meaningful relationships with their stakeholders and communities of
We have been an industry pioneer
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MediaSpark has three lines of business:
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including software simulations and applications, mobile games, board games, and
a massively multiplayer online game.
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/ National Federation of Independent Business
National Federation of Independent Business is the leading small business
association representing small and independent businesses. A nonprofit,
nonpartisan organization founded in 1943, NFIB represents the consensus views
of its members in Washington and all 50 state capitals.
mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and
grow their businesses. NFIB also gives its members a power in the marketplace.
By pooling the purchasing power of its members, the National Federation of
Independent Business gives members access to many business products and
services at discounted costs. NFIB also provides timely information designed to
help small businesses succeed.
The NFIB Research Foundation is one of the leading sources of information about small business in the United States. A 501(c)(3) organization, the foundation conducts research about policy-related issues as well as the business practices and economic impact of small firms through its Small Business Economic Trends reports and other economic research studies. The empirically based information about small business, the product of more than 30 years of research, is available to policymakers, small-business owners, scholars and the public. The foundation is not a grant-making organization.
Entrepreneurs are ordinary people who do extraordinary things. They
change the world one venture at a time. With passion and tenacity, coupled with
vision and purpose, coupled with discipline and principles, they create the
future. They learn how to adapt, how to leverage resources, how to bootstrap
and how to think and act like a guerrilla. Sometimes this results in commercial
ventures that produce profits and wealth—and sometimes it results in social
ventures that produce social benefits, such as a cleaner environment, home
ownership for those that could never afford it, or computer literacy for the
more than 100 million people worldwide, Pearson is the global leader in
quality education solutions in all available media, spanning the post-secondary
learning spectrum from college and career training through graduate studies and
professional training and development.
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integrate curriculum I to student lifestyle experientially.
is a web-based platform dedicated to helping innovative events reach their full
potential. From entrepreneurship competitions and community impact events to
managing the flow of new ideas, the uses are endless. They are dedicated to
increasing the brand equity of unique events and providing a streamlined
experience for participants, reviewers, and administrators through this tool
PlanningShop is the leading publisher
specializing in resources for entrepreneurship and small business. Our
practical, actionable books and products are based on real-world experience of
seasoned entrepreneurs, CEOs, investors, and lenders. PlanningShop books are used
in over 700 business schools globally, and are required reading in 22 of the
top 25 entrepreneurship programs in the United States! Our brand-new text,
Entrepreneurship: A Real-World Approach includes comprehensive coverage of what
students need to know to start and run a successful business now including:
up-to-date trends in entrepreneurship, feasibility analysis and opportunity
identification, social responsibility, and globalization. For more information,
name has been synonymous with success. Their flagship product, "Successful
Business Plan: Secrets & Strategies,” has been used by hundreds of
thousands of entrepreneurs around the world and widely adopted by business
schools. Their new title, "Entrepreneurship: A Real-World Approach,” has just
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creates web and mobile software to enable entrepreneurship educators to create,
integrate, and develop curricula and co-curricular education of
entrepreneurship for use in the contemporary higher education classroom that
includes but is not limited to strategic planning, business model development, opportunity
recognition, product entry, intellectual property, project management, legal
requirements, business planning, and business constraints.
publishes quality academic books, journals, and online reference products in a
variety of disciplines for both your research and classroom use. Our current
publishing program encompasses the liveliest texts, and the best in research,
with over 35,000 books in print.
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/ Self-Employment in the Arts
mission of SEA is to provide educational resources to help aspiring artists
gain the entrepreneurial knowledge and skills needed to establish and maintain
a career as an independent artist.
13th Annual SEA Conference will be held in February with other
regional events throughout the year.
Syracuse University is one of the few schools in the nation with a formal academic department devoted to entrepreneurship, reflecting the University's strong commitment to the discipline. While other SU colleges and schools also have entrepreneurial areas and activities, the major academic programs in entrepreneurship are housed within Whitman's Department of Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises (EEE). Consistently ranked as one of the top entrepreneurship programs in the nation, the EEE department enables students to harness the resources available to them at SU and achieve entrepreneurial success.
Small Business Administration
U.S. Small Business Administration and its nationwide network of partners
help millions of potential and current small business owners start, grow and
succeed. Resources and programs targeting small businesses provide an
advantage necessary to help small businesses compete effectively in the
marketplace and strengthen the overall U.S. economy.
of South Florida St. Petersburg
a university in the heart of a lively city center. An intimate campus nestled
on the waterfront, steps from world-class cultural institutions. A faculty
committed to learning and research on all levels and across disciplines.
Students working in partnership with the community.
USF St. Petersburg, students enjoy smaller classes. Professors who know you by
conducting research on the undergraduate and graduate levels – side
by side with professors. A setting that encourages creativity.
collaboration and community engagement are not just buzz words at USF St.
Petersburg. They are the outgrowth of a creative environment that is on display
in every corner of the community.
University of Tampa is a comprehensive, independent university that delivers
challenging and high quality educational experiences to a diverse group of learners.
Four colleges offer more than 150 areas of study through a core curriculum
rooted in a liberal arts tradition. Beginning with an innovative first-year
student experience, University of Tampa students explore global issues, examine
career possibilities, and refine communication and critical thinking skills.
Professional master's programs in business, nursing, and education and a
continuing studies program for adult learners exemplify the University's
commitment to the professions and to the community.
The John H. Sykes College of Business
is accredited by AACSB International---The Association to Advance Collegiate
Schools of Business. The university is also accredited by Southern Association
of Colleges and Schools to award associateÂ's, baccalaureate, and masterÂ's
degrees. The university was founded in 1931 by visionary community leaders who
w...The John H. Sykes College of Business is accredited by AACSB
International---The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The
university is also accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
to award associate's, baccalaureate, and master's degrees. The university was
founded in 1931 by visionary community leaders who wanted to provide the best
possible educational opportunity for their community. The graduate business
programs at The University of Tampa prepare students for leadership
responsibilities in a technically sophisticated, diverse global environment
where change rules.
USASBE / United State Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship
United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship® (USASBE) is
the largest independent, professional, academic organization in the world
dedicated to advancing the discipline of entrepreneurship. With over 1000
members from universities and colleges, for-profit businesses, nonprofit
organizations, and the public sector, USASBE is a diverse mix of professionals
that share a common commitment to fostering entrepreneurial attitudes and
behaviors. USASBE is the network advancing the art of entrepreneurship
Membership is open to all and comes with several benefits, including:
subscriptions to two leading journals - Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice
and the Journal of Small Business Management
membership in the International Council for Small Business
Visa is a global payments technology company that connects consumers,
businesses, banks and governments in more than 200 countries and territories,
enabling them to use electronic payments instead of cash and checks.
Visa has built one of the world's most advanced processing networks.
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reliability, convenience and security, including fraud protection for consumers
and guaranteed payment for merchants.
Visa does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for
consumers. Visa's innovations, however, enable its bank customers to offer
consumers more choices: Pay now with debit, ahead of time with prepaid or later
with credit products.
Governments around the world have switched to electronic payments
instead of checks for benefits payments and purchasing in order to increase
efficiency and lower costs, saving taxpayers money.
Visa is giving more people in more places access to electronic
payments. From the world's major cities to remote areas without banks, people
are increasingly relying on electronic payments along with mobile technology to
use their money any time, make purchases online, transfer funds across borders
and access basic financial services.
of which makes their lives easier and grows economies.
Yellow Sequoia was founded with the goal to popularize the use of
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