Innovation propels companies forward. It's an unlimited source of new growth and can give businesses a distinct competitive advantage. Learn how to innovate at your own business using Systematic Inventive Thinking, a method based on five techniques that allow you to innovate on demand. In this course, author and business school professor Drew Boyd shares the techniques he's taught Fortune 500 companies to innovate new services and products. Drew provides real-world examples of innovation in practice and suggests places to find your own opportunities to innovate.
Accounting and finance professors Jim and Kay Stice will make filing this year's taxes a bit easier for you by explaining basic taxation concepts and terminology. In this course, they cover topics such as taxable income, tax brackets, average tax rates, withholdings, deductions, and credits, and explain the motivation behind federal tax deductions for mortgages, dependents, and charitable giving. They review the steps involved in filing a personal income tax return, address some of the issues that corporations and small businesses face in filing their returns, and cover the benefits of tax planning.