Students in Business Law, BS280, interacted with local businesses as part of an applied learning project during Spring quarter, 2012. The students interviewed several small business owner/managers to determine what concepts of business law were relevant to their business.
After the interview, the students then identified the key business law issues impacting the business. Students determined what issue, in particular, needed advocacy. They prepared letters to local or national elected representatives outlining possible changes in our current law and the concerns of small business owners.
The students, at the conclusion of the project, each created a PowerPoint and presented it to the business owners/managers. The presentations were entitled “Five Things You Should Know and Understand For Your Business.” Students had to develop five statements/concepts based on what they learned during the course of and why it was important to that business.
Vital contacts were made between students and area businesses. This not only allowed students to network with local business but apply the knowledge they are gaining during their studies at Broadview University. Not only did the business owners/managers receive valuable suggestions that will help them improve their operations but the students also
received feedback and great contacts for the future.