S.W.O.T. Analysis

March 25, 2010

Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats

Business majors often need these reports for their assignments, but they have other uses as well.  Whether you are looking for a solid bank, planning to invest, or have an upcoming interview, you can quickly find a lot useful information about a company if there is a S.W.O.T. analysis available.

We now have two databases with these reports:

Business & Company Resource Center (All Campuses)
on campus  |  off campus

TIP: Enter the name of your company as a company search. Select the best match after looking at the company location (headquarters) and revenue. After clicking on your company, look for a DOWNLOAD S.W.O.T. link above the company name.

Business Source Complete (All Campuses)
on campus  |  off campus

TIP:  Click on SWOT Analyses in the sidebar on the right. In the Browse for box, enter the name of your company. Click on the name of the company in the results (if there is one—there are SWOT reports for a lot of companies, but not every company has one). Under the All Issues column, choose the most recent report.


2010 Census

March 15, 2010

The 2010 Census forms are currently being mailed. If you do not receive a Census form, the advice from Dr. Robert M. Groves, U.S. Census Bureau Director, is to be patient. If you have not received your form by April 12th, you may contact a help-line at the Bureau by calling one of the following toll free phone numbers:
• English: 1-866-872-6868
• Chinese: 1-866-935-2010
• Korean: 1-866-955-2010
• Russian: 1-866-965-2010
• Spanish: 1-866-928-2010
• Vietnamese: 1-866-945-2010
• TDD (Telephone Display Device for the hearing impaired): 1-866-783-2010
• Puerto Rico (in English): 1-866-939-2010
• Puerto Rico (in Spanish): 1-866-929-2010
The Bureau will post locations of Questionnaire Assistance or Be Counted centers on 2010Census.gov on March 18th. You can complete a Be Counted questionnaire at one of these centers, if you have not received your form, beginning March 19 through April 19.  Households  that do not return a form will be visited by a Census worker during the months of May through July.

Culinary Student Wins Big!

March 12, 2010

The North Miami Campus Library would like to congratulate culinary student Luis Young for winning the the 8th AnnualS. Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef Competition.  Luis out cooked 10 other top culinary students from the US, Canada, and Italy for his dish, Herb Scented Venison Tenderloin.  To read the Miami New Times interview with Luis, click here.

12th annual Miami International Fashion Week

March 9, 2010

MIFW takes place Thursday – Sunday, March 18 – 21, 2010 at the Shops at Midtown in Miami’s Wynwood Art District.

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March 2, 2010

Publix is once again offering a year’s worth of free groceries to the winner of the “At Seasons Peak” recipe contest.  Florida strawberries are at their seasonal peak between late February and mid-March. Submit your recipes using strawberries no later than April 7, 2010, for a chance to win the first prize of 52 $100 Publix gift cards. Three runners-up will each receive a $100 Publix gift card. Be sure to read the official rules for eligibility and restrictions.