Courses Every Entrepreneur Needs to Sign Up For …
Truthfully, anyone who has a really big idea can become an entrepreneur. But keep in mind, launching a company that joins the ranks of startup powerhouses is not an easy path. There are always factors such as demand, timing and publicity that are out of your control. However, if you can position yourself as a strong, knowledgeable entrepreneur who can wear many hats your chances of launching a successful business are in your favour.
There are so many skills to acquire when running your own show and even more so if you plan on taking on clients (depending on your niche). While most industries have their own set of “required skills”, there are some things that every entrepreneur should know, regardless of their BIG IDEA. With that being said and after much research, here is a very short list that I’ve come up with to help with some entrepreneurial skills to make you and your business shine and of course without breaking the bank …
(And yes, I have taken or am taking some of these too — this isn’t just a “fluff” piece — I stand by what I write and wouldn’t toss out any courses or resources if I haven’t first tried them out myself).
Ditch Your Day Job
A step-by-step online course to leaving your boring day job and launching a career you love.
You don’t have to commit your life to a soul-sucking day job. In fact, you can drum up the job of your dreams if you have the right mindset and an action plan to back it up. In Ditch Your Day Job, career coach Michelle Ward will show you what it takes to go from bored-at-work to satisfied and self-employed.
Work Remotely: Thrive in a Job From Home
Build a home office, a non-linear workday and invest in yourself.
If your soul is drained by a daily commute or you work in a role that you’re sure could be done from anywhere, join Darren Murph for Work Remotely: Thrive in a Job From Home. Working remotely removes a massive inefficiency and enables you to live and work with more flexibility. In this class, you’ll discover the tricks to setting yourself up for success in a remote role and how to ensure a smooth transition in the workplace
WordPress: The Complete Website Business Course
Master WordPress without learning how to code and without any programming.
Create all kinds of websites for yourself (or your clients). Learn how to build within staging and development environments. Master the inner workings and set up hosting in the most secure and economical/secure ways and more.
Storytelling for Business
Grab attention. Create emotion. Inspire action.
Here you will learn how to include the 6 senses in your story scenes to trigger emotional responses and how to drive your narrative toward one unforgettable selling point. You will master the 5 beats of the classic story structure and acquire a story brainstorming, workshopping and performance-honing process that you can apply over and over.
The MailChimp video training that will take you from chimpanzero to chimpanhero.
Whether you’re selling something or working with clients and getting paid to tweak their lists, this course guides you through the exact steps you can take to get most out of MailChimp. Quick side note: Enrollment opens only twice a year. So, to be notified of the next enrollment period (with a sweet discount) there is a spot at the bottom of the page to sign up.
Social Media Marketing: Complete Certification Course
The comprehensive social media course, beginner to advance to help you go viral.
Ready to take your business viral? Harness the power of social media with our extensive social media course. Everything from Twitter and Facebook to blogging, social media automation, G+ and content marketing.
Editing Mastery: How to Edit Writing to Perfection
The deep secrets of the world’s best editors.
Most editors do a fine job of fixing up the spelling, grammar, punctuation, and typos in a piece of writing. It takes a different skill level to turn dry, disorganized, and clunky prose into writing that is beautifully organized and bursting with life and energy. Imagine having that power over your own writing.
Blogging 101: Build a Successful Blog and Beyond
Build a successful blog using these proven strategies for content, promotion, list building and monetization.
Learn to develop the mindset of a successful blogger. Write amazing blog content that readers will love and share. Grow and email list that allows you to generate traffic and revenue on demand. Build a beautiful website using WordPress. Get your content in front of people using a variety of promotion strategies.
Boost Your Productivity in Just 7 Days
An introduction to productivity.
When it comes to productivity, slow and steady wins the race and why taking scheduled breaks as well as minimizing multitasking will benefit you in the long run. You will learn to identify High Value Tasks or tasks that contribute the most value to your work while also being mindful of tasks that are considered Low Value, that could be delegated, eliminated or procrastinated on.
In the end, whether you’re reading this post today because you are interested in starting your own business, learning how to write compelling blog posts, taking a hand at the essentials of digital marketing or just learning how to succeed in the digital world and be more productive – these online business courses can help get you there.
Lastly, if you know of any other entrepreneur courses that should be added to this list don’t hesitate to drop me a line or post your awesome ideas into the comments.
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