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Spring/Summer 2020 Business 100: Home

Summer 2020 -- Assignment on July 21

Your assigned company is:

GoodLife Fitness

PLEASE NOTE GoodLife Fitness is a private company: it is not currently publicly traded on a stock market. This means that some financial and other information may not be available, and you cannot search company databases using a ticker symbol. However, there is high-quality information available in Nexis Uni, IBISWorld, and ABI/Inform (among others).

On July 21, the Business Librarian will be available 8:00-12:00 and 1:00-5:00 to answer any questions you have, via Zoom:

Please review all videos on the "Videos and Documents" tab. The videos will introduce you to all the resources you need to complete the assignment. There is also a "Example Assignment" document that gives an example of how to complete the assignment (this example paper would likely get a C or lower -- if you are hoping for a better mark, make sure you really understand how the information in the assignment would fit in to an environmental scan).

You will need to fill out the "Blank Assignment" sheet for your assignment, which is also on the "Videos and Documents" tab. The assignment is done individually, and must be submitted according to your professor's instructions.

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In-Class Assignment

The in-class assignment, "Finding and Using Business Information," will be done on a specific day for your class. Please consult your syllabus and/or UR Courses page, or contact your instructor, if you are unsure what day your assignment will be on.

What do I do if I will be absent? / What do I do if I miss that day? 

You should treat this assignment like an in-class midterm. If you miss the date of the assignment without a valid and unforeseeable reason, you may not be allowed to make it up. Contact your instructor if you missed the assignment and want to try to make it up.

Help and Research Support

The Library can help you to find information for your assignment. Please note that the Library cannot proofread or look over your assignment (for this service, contact the Student Writing Centre).

Help is available during Library opening hours from the Library Help Desk - this includes online chat, and face-to-face (main floor, Archer Library, drop-in during opening hours or make an appointment).

PressReader for newspapers

PressReader has hundreds of newspapers and magazines from Canada and around the world that you can read in the same format as print editions.

Connect to PressReader here.

Download the PressReader app for Android or iOS. First time connecting, use University of Regina wifi connection; then you will have access to PressReader for 7 days (following your most recent on-campus connection).

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Definitions of Business Terms

Online resources can give you definitions of terms you are not familiar with. Do not cite these definitions in your assignments. These are only for you to familiarize yourself with their meaning.

Investopedia is a website that has lots of reliable and up-to-date definitions of financial terms used in the USA and worldwide.

Online Business Dictionary has definitions for common business terminology.