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Training Topics: Biz Skills, Starting, Strategies, Digital Marketing, SEO, Negotiation, Expansion, Scaling, Financial, Podcasts.
As an entrepreneur it’s vital to learn as much you can about starting & growing a business, to ensure the success of your business venture. Fortunately, you don’t have to give out big bucks to learn all the tricks of the trade; here are 10 “free” Online Training Courses that can help you take your knowledge of biz to the next level.
This four module course is taught by Dr. James V. Green, Director of Entrepreneurship Education at Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute. It assists in developing the Biz Skills of aspiring and active entrepreneurs, so they can act on innovative business opportunities. Training modules include topics such as: identifying & analyzing opportunities, how to enhance your mindset, & improving your strategic decision-making, now + in the future. A certificate is given on completion of the modules.
This entrepreneurship training course offers real world insights into Starting & Succeeding with your own business. It’s presented by Jason Nazar, CEO of Docstoc – who shares important lessons learned from his own experience of starting & running a successful business. Topics covered include: vetting your idea & raising money, to hiring the best team & continuing to grow your business.
Competitive Strategy – Coursera
Tobias Kretschmer of the Universität München teaches this six module course where you will learn the basic training tools of how businesses choose Strategies & game theory and to attain competitive advantage. The modules include topics such as: looking at the different ways to determine a best or dominant strategy, different tools to assess the attractiveness of a market, strategic aspects of product design & pricing strategy. A certificate is given on completion of the modules.
Marketing in a Digital World – Coursera
A four-module course by Aric Rindfleisch of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This training course is a must for new entrepreneurs, as well as seasoned business owners that want a better understanding of what a Digital Marketing Campaign consists of. The course takes you through how digital tools (such as the Internet, Smart-phones, & 3D printing) are enabling customers to take a more active role in promotional activities, and revolutionizing the retail landscape. A certificate is given on completion of the modules.
SEO Training Course – Hubspot
A 3 part course taught by Matthew Howells-Barby, Director of Acquisition at Hubspot. This training course teaches you how to build a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategy for your business, how to build links to your Website, how to use Blogging for SEO, and much more. Learn how to find the SEO strategy that fits your business, why “link-building” is important, how to estimate the number of links your web page will need, and how to build links at scale. Learn the three major strategies that HubSpot employs to rank for target keywords in Google search results.
This six module course, with a final exam, is taught by George Siedel, Williamson Family Professor of Business Administration and Thurnau Professor of Business Law, University of Michigan. Negotiation is an important skill to have as an entrepreneur and being able to do it well, can lead to your success. The course teaches you how to become a successful negotiator in your personal life & business transactions. Modules include: planning for a negotiation, psychological tools that you can use during negotiations, negotiating to create a binding contract & dispute resolution processes such as mediation & arbitration. A certificate is given on completion of the modules.
Business Expansion – My Own Business
A more thorough online Business Expansion course is run over 15 sessions by Santa Clara University in Silicon Valley. It’s aimed at established business owners to advance their business to the next level. This course covers: appropriate internal controls, how to seize expansion opportunities, evaluation methods, planning for the future & exit strategies – if you decide to sell yur business.
Entrepreneurship 3: Growth Strategies – Coursera
No entrepreneur starts out wanting their business to remain small. This 4 module course taught by professors at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, will provide you with an understanding of successful Scaling of your business. The training modules cover such topics as: demand generation, customer acquisition, adoption, diffusion & forecasting demand. You’ll also learn how to effectively market your business using best practices for Digital Marketing, Social Media, PR, SEO, & $$$. By the end of the course you’ll have an outline of a strategy to expand your business.
A four week finance course on Financial Analysis, so you can make better business decisions + have the most efficient & effective use of your capital. It looks at a variety of options you have for funding and how to negotiate successfully with finance professionals who control access to that funding.
Podcasts aren’t strictly an online course but a great way to get training on the most up-to-date information & strategies for entrepreneurs. You can also learn on-the-go using your Smart-phone if you’re short on time. Check out these 5 recommended Podcasts for entrepreneurs:
Comments: Do you know any other “free” or low $$$ On Line Training Courses for Entrepreneurs?
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