Wouldn’t it be nice to be your own boss, work on your own schedule, and make money doing something that you’re passionate about? Millions of people around the world are living that dream and running their own business. You can, too, with this introductory entrepreneurship course.
This course will teach you the basics of entrepreneurship. You'll consider if the entrepreneurship is right for you and learn the basic steps to creating your own business. At the end of the course, you'll have a solid foundation to start your entrepreneurial journey.
The Internet has changed the way that we work, live, shop, and play. You can take advantage of this new way of doing business whether you want to set up a part-time venture or create the next million-dollar enterprise.
This course will give you everything that you need to build a successful online business.
Owning a business requires a vision balanced with attention to detail. You need to be a generalist who understands the multiple aspects of running a business, as well as the ability to step back and see the big picture and to reach into the future. This course will give you the basic business management skills that you need for success.
The business environment is a complex place to be. Whether you wish to work as a consultant or freelancer, establish a corporation, or set up an operation that meets a need for a very particular type of customer, there is a tremendous amount of information that you need to know and to apply.
This course provides essential learning for new business owners, whether the business is just in the idea stage or you have already begun and need to fill the gaps.
A business plan will help your business get started on the right track, stay focused on priorities, and move forward. This course is designed for business owners and entrepreneurs who are ready to create a business plan.
All the essential steps are covered, including drafting the original document; identifying the audience; gathering information; researching; describing product plans; and marketing, sales, and accounting terms.
Communication between individuals is a two-way street, but communication between a small business and its customers is a multi-lane highway. Navigate this highway successfully and you increase customer numbers and profits. Set out on this highway unaware, ill-prepared, or unconvinced of its importance, and you will lose ground to your competitors.
This course will introduce you and reinforce the essential components of written communication that will connect you with existing and potential customers. If you are new to the communications highway, this course will provide the foundation for future development. If your company has some communications expertise, this course will help you strengthen and polish your essential components.
We all know what good writing is. It's the novel we can't put down, the poem we never forgot, and the speech that changes the way we look at the world. Good writing, is the memo that get action and the letter that says what a phone call can't.
In business writing, the language is concrete, the point of view is clear, and the points are well expressed. Good writing is hard work, and even the best writers get discouraged. However, with practice you can feel more confident about your own writing. This course will give you the tools to become a better writer.
As human beings, we often hunger for feedback. However, many people will tell you that when they do get feedback, it's often because of something they have done wrong.
This course is designed to help workplace leaders learn how to provide feedback any time that the message is due. Whether feedback is formal or informal, and whether it is provided to employees, peers, or some else, there are ways that it can be structured to be effective and lasting.
When things are extremely busy at work and you have your hands full with many tasks, having skills you can draw on are essential for peace of mind and growth. This course will help you understand the causes and costs of workplace pressure, the benefits of creating balance, and how to identify pressure points. You will also learn how to apply emotional intelligence, increase optimism and resilience, and develop strategies for getting ahead.
Negotiating is about resolving differences. People who can master the process of negotiation find they can save time and money, develop a higher degree of satisfaction with outcomes at home and at work, and earn greater respect in their communities when they understand how to negotiate well.
Negotiating is a fundamental fact of life. Whether you are working on a project or fulfilling support duties, this course will provide you with a basic comfort level to negotiate in any situation. This course includes techniques to promote effective communication and gives you techniques for turning face-to face confrontation into side-by-side problem solving.
People around the world are experiencing job burnout and stress in epidemic proportions. Workers at all levels feel stressed out, insecure, and misunderstood. Many people feel that the demands of the workplace, combined with the demands of home, have become too much to handle.
This course will give you some stress management techniques that you can apply right away.
If you and the people who work with you don't understand where the company is going, they mat all develop their own priorities and actually prevent you from getting where you need to be. Part of getting everyone on board is creating a strategic plan complete with the organisations values, vision, and mission.
Then there's the challenge of bringing with these principles to life in a meaningful way that people can relate to. A good strategic plan describes what the owners want the business to do and how to get there. This course will help you identify all the pieces of a strategic plan and how to put them together to create something meaningful.