This is your first real task and you are excited and a little nervous about the assignment. You think you have a sense of the industry but know you need to do more research to be accurate in your analysis. The ability to spot trends in your industry is an important skill, and your boss wants to spend energy and capital on new growth areas, products, and services. Writing for Entrepreneur, Spader (2007) offers ideas about how to Spot the Latest Trends. Your assignment is to produce an essay of 1,000-1,300 words in which you identify three trends in your industry, discuss them briefly, and then focus on a single issue that is especially important. You are to provide citations for at least SIX RESOURCES. These should be a mix of journal articles from the UMUC library, and pertinent and valid websites or online materials pertaining to your trends. You will cite your sources’ ideas properly in correct APA format. Your headings will follow this general pattern: Your paper’s short title (First level heading) (This will precede your introductory paragraph. Please refer to sample.)Top Trends in the _____ Industry (Second level heading)An important emerging issue (and what it means in context to the industry) (Second level heading)Conclusions (First level heading)References (On a new page, centered, not bold)Here is an APA template for Project 2 for your review and use.
This project will span two weeks. Please submit a draft of the introductory paragraph and References for review at the end of the Week 2. Your draft will have the following elements: Please use the APA Style Guide 6 ed or APA examples to draft your complete citations. Use the feedback that you receive to craete your final graded paper at the end of Week 3. Follow these steps for best results.