5 Online Learning Resources to Help You Run a Better Business

Check out these resources that can help you develop skills you need to run your business — so that next time, you know how to get the job done right.

1. Grovo

Specifically, the site boasts a fairly broad catalog of video tutorials on a variety of personal and enterprise web tools, from topics as advanced as in-depth Google Analytics functionality to simpler lessons on things like getting started with Facebook. And even if you are fairly skilled at using the tools you encounter on a daily basis, Grovo might be able to expose you to new ones.

2. Codecademy

For coding newbies, just familiarizing yourself with the general syntax in an approachable way can be a good place to start. Codecademy, a startup founded by two Columbia undergrads, makes getting acquainted with programming a little bit more fun by adding in novelties like badges for completing certain levels. Right now, the site covers the basics of JavaScript, but in the coming months they’ll be expanding to include more advanced lessons and eventually other languages. Co-founder Zach Sims, a current student at Columbia who taught himself Java in order to work on the site, describes Codecademy as “one of the first times it’s been fun to learn how to code. We start you off slowly and move on to more advanced topics at your own pace.”

3. Khan Academy

Khan Academy boasts quite a large library of videos, but most of us are (thankfully) past the time in our lives where we need to be practicing how to factor a trinomial. But for the entrepreneurs in the audience, there’s an entire section of video tutorials devoted to topics that many of us do come across, such as accounting and raising rounds of funding. The founder and president clearly have a penchant for learning themselves — between the two of them, they hold seven degrees from MIT.

4. E-Business Now

The SCORE Foundation has a whole suite of tools and services that they offer to small businesses, but E-Business Now is a particularly accessible one — the instructional video workshops are available on-demand at no cost. The lessons start out at a basic level designed to familiarize small business owners with the value of leveraging technology. Some of the later lessons, though, provide a good overview on topics like cashflow management. Even a tech savvy entrepreneur might be able to use a refresher on nitty-gritty like the different types of payment options out there.

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Reference sites. Most are video stuff so it very user friendly!

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