As technology continues to evolve at a fast pace, it becomes clear that it affects the way things get done. As an Entrepreneur, it is important to stay ahead of the curve, taking the opportunity to prepare yourself in order to provide quality results. This usually means making the time to continue your education. Enrolling in online classes is a great way to improve your skills and to gain new skills, because you can set your own hours in order to fit a learning opportunity in with your busy schedule. The opportunities are invaluable for Entrepreneurs whether you are starting out or have years of experience under your belt.
You now have the opportunity to learn and to grow your business from the privacy of your home, with affordable courses. Not every course is long and strenuous; from coaching programs, to mini courses and engaging video courses, there is something for every Entrepreneur.
Below is a list of 10 Quality Online Courses to Make Help You to Succeed as an Entrepreneur.
1. Redefining Branding: A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding & Mastering Branding by Analyzing The Best
This unique course, specifically structured for Female Entrepreneurs, approaches branding by analyzing the best in order to help you gain insight into your own challenges, and mistakes.
The 6 week program will be an opportunity for you to truly understand what it takes to build a successful, powerhouse brand, by exploring the most powerful brand. You will have the opportunity to dissect your own brand strategy as you compare it to one that works in order to understand why you may be failing.
A fun opportunity to connect with other Entrepreneurs through our secret Facebook Group, in staying true to the Chic Mompreneur Vision our hope is that this will not only be a learning opportunity, but an opportunity to create invaluable connections with like minded women.
This 6 week course begins September 1st, Enroll today, to secure a place today!
2. Savvy Branding: How to Build an Irresistible Brand
This awesome mini course is taught by Amazon Best Selling Author and the founder of Red Slice, Maria Ross. It answers the questions so many Entrepreneurs have about branding. The course, if provided through Learn Savvy, is a one stop shop for women to gain the business, technical and life skills they need. This premier educational marketplace allows women to not only teach, but to learn together. The Savvy Branding course will allow you to create an irresistible brand for your business. Helping you to understand why branding is more than just a logo and how to create the essence, value and promise that needs to be communicated to your audience. A step by step process for building a rock-solid online and offline brand strategy. Take a class, Give a Class, Means that for every course you purchase, Learn Savvy will donate a class to a woman who would not be able to afford to take a class. Get started on Learn Savvy.
3. Characteristics of The Successful Entrepreneur
Jeff Hawkins is the co-founder of Palm and Handspring, he is also the architect of the Palm Pilot and the Treo smartphone and many other computing products. This course is an opportunity to follow the journey of an established entrepreneur and see the valuable lessons learned, challenges with work/life balance, and more. Hawkins discusses how to design successful products, market research and the importance of testing products continuously. There is a lot to be learned from the experience of Jeff Hawkins, and he tackles it all. This is a great option for business students interested in technology.
For more information about Characteristics of The Successful Entrepreneur, with Jeff Hawkins, visit the site here.
4. Entrepreneurship–From Idea to Launch
Over 44,000 students have completed this Udemy course, by Dr. Jeff Cornwall. New to business or considering Entrepreneurship as an option? Join the 44,097 students who have taken this course in order to gain a practical understanding of what it takes to turn an idea into a successful business. This course offers Exercises to help you apply what you learn to your own idea, and offers lectures that include: The Life Cycle of a Business, Market?, What is a Business Model?, and more.
You can find more information about this Udemy course, here.
5. How to Build a StartUp
Join 287,000 students, and prepare yourself to start an awesome course!
What do you get from this course?
- Actively listening and engaging your customers to find out what exactly they want in your product and how you should deliver it to them
- Gathering, evaluating and using customer feedback to make your product, marketing and business model stronger
- Engaging your customers through the three phases of the customer relationship management lifecycle: get, keep, and grow
- Identifying key resources, partners, activities, and distribution channels required to deliver your product to your customer
- Calculating your direct and indirect costs for delivering your product
If that is not enough to interest you, Steve Blank as an instructor may give you the jolt you need to explore this free course!
I am currently a student of Code Academy, and it is a great course for anyone interested in learning how to create a website from scratch. Whether you would like to offer your clients more services, are interested in exploring a career as a freelancer, or would just like to explore a new hobby.
Even the mayor of New York has had nothing but great things to say about Code Academy!
For more information about this de Blasio endorsed course, Click Here
7. Think Digital
Understanding Social Media as an Entrepreneur can only be a benefit. Think Digital teaches you how to leverage the power of social media, to gain more traffic, more customers, more clicks, more shares, more purchases and more involvement in a shorter period of time.
8. Hubspot Academy
This free program from HubSpot is great for CEO’s, Entrepreneurs and students and prepares you to start a business online. Take advantage of digital marketing today and gain a better understanding of website optimization, landing pages and lead nurturing.
Not only do you get a certificate, but a badge that you can share on your website, LinkedIn page or Email Signature.
9. Startup Engineering
Startup Engineering is a 12-week course for the Techpreneur. By the end of this course you will have the skills to build a tech startup from the ground up. Taught by Stanford’s Balaji Srinivasan and Vijay Pande, you will build a command line application, expose it as a web service, and create an HTML5 mobile app.
For more information, visit Coursera
10. Design Thinking for Business Innovation
Approach the world like a creative, preparing yourself to approach business with the same process, and tools that the best creative minds use to build innovative brands.
Though designing as a craft requires years of dedicated education and talent to master, Design Thinking as a problem solving approach does not.
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