Small business owners need places to go on the Internet where they can learn everything from how to write a marketing plan, to how to crop a photo, to how to write a blog post. And they need this information quickly and simply and for very little cost.
A few years ago this was impossible. But not any more. People who do something for a living are the best possible people you can find to teach you.
In the past, all you could do was go to a university or some other school and take a class. It was very expensive, and it took a lot of time, and you had no idea if your instructor knew what he was talking about, or if the course curriculum was the latest information on a subject.
But today, a side job for many professionals is teaching others the skills they use in their own profession. This is quite revolutionary on many levels, actually. The Internet has given us access to all the best working professionals in almost any field, and small business people can now find them and learn directly from them.
Here are two excellent websites that teach small business skills at very low cost, and they offer many free courses, as well.
Small Business Training Website #1: Udemy.com
Udemy.com has thousands of courses taught by working professionals in any area of small business that you can imagine. There is no monthly fee to belong. You pay “a la cart” – for each course at a time. And they run great sales from time to time where their courses are marked down to as low as $10. They also have hundreds of not-too-shabby-at-all courses for free.
Small Business Training Website #2: SkillShare.com
SkillShare.com is another website where working professionals go to teach others the skills they know. Small business owners and their staffs can go there to learn just about anything you could possibly need to know about running your small business. SkillShare.com has a low monthly fee which might be a good expense for your company. You can share your account with your employees to help them continually improve their skills sets while working for you.
There are other places on the Internet to learn new skills, but these have the widest variety of courses for the lowest cost from the best professionals, in my opinion.
So get started! Go! Go! Go!