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Business management is the organizing and planning of the necessary activities to run and manage a business efficiently. These activities include finances, accounting, customer service, and human resources. It takes skilled, qualified individuals to run a company, ensuring the business is profitable and operating legally. Here’s what you need to know about the role to help you decide if it’s right for you.
Penn Foster graduates celebrating.
Penn Foster alumni are off accomplishing amazing things! This year, we received over 1,000 Graduate of the Year submissions. Our graduates’ stories involved challenges overcome, milestones reached, and expectations exceeded from every one of you that applied. However, there were five that stood out above the rest. We’re excited to share with you our Graduate of the Year finalists and celebrate their success. Here are their stories.
woman making notes on a resume.
Whether it’s your first time applying for a job or you’re hoping to improve your chances of getting interviews for roles you’re interested in, a strong resume is key! But how can you write a good resume? What should you include? We spoke with our resident expert, Kristen Schenck, to find out. A talent acquisition associate at Penn Foster, Kristen has a wealth of experience reviewing resumes, offering resume advice, and conducting interviews to hire talented people to help our students. Here’s her advice on writing a great resume!
Hands tightening pipes.
If you’re interested in putting your hands-on skills to work as a plumber, it’s important to know how to get there. From education to training to certifications, check out how Penn Foster can help you earn the skills and qualifications needed to start your plumbing career.
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Whether you have a busy schedule, like to learn at your own pace, or want to avoid a daily commute to in-person classes, online education can offer you the opportunity to reach your goals on your terms. If you’re considering enrolling in a Penn Foster program to further your career, earn a degree, or finish your high school diploma, here’s everything you need to know.

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