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Free On-Line Training Courses

Credit Issues

a. Consumers Guide to Credit Scoring. Know what lenders see about you and what they expect.

Thinking About Starting A Business?

a. Deciding on a business: Select a strategy and walk through the thought process of deciding on a business venture to pursue.
b. How To Finance A Business:

  • How much money will you need to start your business? How will you get the money? How do loans work? Hear actual bankers discuss borrowing in real life situations. What do banks want?
  • Loans verses investment. What is the difference?

Business Start-Up:

a. Developing a Business Plan
b. Cash Flow

c. Targeting Your Market
d. Business Organization
e. Small Business Marketing and Opening

 

Operating and Building A Business

a. Marketing

1. Advanced Business Topics

a. Buying a business franchise
b. How to finance your business
c. Business insurance
d. Location and leasing
e. E-commerce business and search engine marketing
f. Computer and communication tools
g. Business expansion and handling problems

SBA Free Courses:

SBA is dedicated to helping you and your small business succeed. There are a variety of online trainings which cover many business topics for you to learn.These self-paced courses are easy to use and understand. They will take about 30 minutes to complete. You can, however, exit a course at any time. Because most of the courses offer audio explanations, it is recommended that your computer speakers be turned on.

Before entering a course, you will be prompted to complete an online registration form. The registration process is simple, asks only a couple of questions, and will take less than a minute to complete.

  • Starting a Business
  • Managing a Business
  • Financing a Business
  • Contracting
  • Other Featured Training

      Several free online courses are offered by the SBA to help prospective and existing entrepreneurs understand the basics about writing a business plan. Go to http://www.sba.gov/content/online-courses-starting-your-business Topics and courses include:

    • How to Start and Grow an Online Business
    • How to Prepare a Business Plan
    • Franchising Basics
    • Technology 101: A Small Business Guide
    • Native American Business Primer

        Several free online courses are offered by the SBA to help prospective and existing entrepreneurs understand the basics about managing a business. Go to http://www.sba.gov/content/online-courses-managing-your-business Topics and courses include:

      • Green Business Opportunities: A Small Business Guide
      • Business Technology Simplified - Module 1 (SBA in partnership with Microsoft) [Text File]
      • How to Prepare a Business Plan
      • Franchising Basics
      • My Own Business
      • Take Your Business Global
      • Disaster Recovery: Guide to SBA’s Disaster Assistance Programs
      • Crime Prevention: A Guide for Small Business

          Several free online courses are offered by the SBA to help prospective and existing entrepreneurs understand the basics about marketing a business. Go to http://www.sba.gov/content/online-courses-marketing-your-business Topics and courses include:

        • Strategic Marketing: How to Win Customers in a Slowing Economy
        • Marketing 101: Guide to Winning Customers
        • Marketing for Small Business