So many small business owners who never attended a business school feel at a loss when trying to market their products, managing their employees, and taking stock of their companies finance. Statistics tell us that most small business is doomed to fail. This happens because we lack the knowledge of running a complete business.
However, this shouldn’t be so because there are so many FREE resources available to help small business owners get grounded in the basics of businesses. Here are free business tips to take a look at.
The Small Business Administration:
The small business administration offers a free 30 minutes online course on various essential accounting topics like how to write a business plan, how to prepare a loan application, how to seek government contracts, and how to apply for government programs. You can assess some of these courses by clicking here.
SCORE offers free counseling for small business and online courses that can be taken at your own time. Topics include how to manage and build a business. To access these courses click here
MOOC, EdX, and Coursera:
These affiliated online institutions offer courses that range from basic to the highly technical aspect of a business. Although all courses are free, users are required to pay to get certifications.
Small Business Development Centers:
There are so many Small Business Development Centers and that offer non-degree courses which could be in-person or online. To find one in your local areas, click here.
Finally, if you want to go beyond the basic business courses, you can choose to obtain an MBA. Some institutions offer part-time and online MBA programs that allow you to study while building your business.
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