We are aware that many of you are currently self distancing or self isolating due to the outbreak and spread of this novel coronavirus. In light of this devastating, global situation, we want to encourage you to stay safe and healthy. We are aware of how deeply people are being affected at this time, so we thought we would share some ways to help you still be productive with tips on where you can develop your business skills online. Hopefully this article will help you strengthen your overall business planning skills, and offer some encouragement during a difficult time in the world.
A Small Change with Big Impact
What if it were possible, at this exact moment, to make a small move that could make a big difference in your life?
We’re talking about the kind of change that makes you want to wake up in the morning and sing on your way to work! This is not the kind of change that keeps you up at night, dreading the idea of another 8 hours of uninspired work. There are no boundaries with this change. No age restrictions, no qualifications, not even time limits.
Now you’re probably thinking, how is this possible?
Trust me. It is!
A client came into my shop a while back. She was unhappy and discontent. She told me about how she felt trapped in her job. She said that she was too old to learn new things. I assured her she wasn’t too old. Then, during her two weeks of vacation, we organized a way for her to develop business skills online by utilizing some great resources. Through online training, she went from cleaning hotel rooms to working as a bank clerk in her own area. It was amazing! She is now happy to get up for work and feels great about the choice she made.
The possibilities are endless when you pick up new skills! So, where can you find online training to get these new skills? Depending on which areas you are interested in, here are a few places you can begin looking:
Online Resources for Developing New Business Skills
Located in Toronto, Canada, Durham College offers online courses in bookkeeping, entrepreneurship, management Studies, marketing Management, operations management and more! These online courses are great if you want to learn skills that are required for working in a business office setting with computers and data.
With Teachable you can acquire online skills in business, marketing, health and fitness, tech and programming. Plus you can launch your own course and be paid for teaching. This website is a good option if you are thinking about starting your own businesses, but you don’t quite have the knowledge or skills related to that area. Teachable gives you a perfect starting point to build your business!
Lynda.com is a sister company of LinkedIn. A paid subscription will give you access to hundreds of courses that cover topics about business, design, web development, psychology and more. This website is great if you have multiple areas of interest.
EncoreCEO offers strategic planning tools and services for business planning, marketing, branding, and graphic Design/web Design. This website is great for people who are ready to start or grow their business, and want to make a strategic plan to make it happen.
Other Online Programs
If you are interested in training for a specific position, there are several online programs available to you! Here are a few good starting points:
- Train to become a Minister to perform marriages
- Online certificate program to become a Paralegal
- Real Estate Agent (depending on which province you are from you can look up the Real Estate council for that province)
- Financial Management Agent
- Insurance Agent
If you’re ready to learn exactly how to start a business, CorePro8 might be a great option for you. For one low price, this program takes you through the steps of starting a business. We are here to guide you through these steps, and give you all the tools you need to register and incorporate your business.