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Business Learning Guides

Access the latest business skills and training all in one place. Try one of these comprehensive learning guides to master everything from delivering better presentations to nailing social media for your small business.

Whether you want to start a business or boost your career, you'll find all the business advice and tips you need here. You can even get in-depth software training on apps like Keynote and Google Sheets. Or conquer your fear of public speaking—it really is all here.

  1. Small Business Branding

    7 Posts
    Whether you’re starting your own small business, freelancing, or looking to better brand yourself, their are a number of branding strategies that will help you stand out in the marketplace. In this series of tutorials, learn the basics of branding, how to form a powerful brand strategy, stake out your value position, as well as build your brand for profit and success.
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  2. Managing Risk in Your Business

    4 Posts
    Businesses face all kinds of risks, some of which can cause serious loss of profit or even bankruptcy. But while all large companies have extensive "risk management" departments, smaller businesses tend not to look at the issue in such a systematic way. In this guide, you'll learn the basics of risk management and how to apply it in your business. 
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  3. Buying and Running a Successful Franchise

    5 Posts
    A franchise can be a great way for entrepreneurs to run a business and benefit from the marketing and brand recognition of their chosen franchise. But it's also possible to lose a lot of money. This series will provide a clear, step by step guide to understanding franchise businesses, finding a good one, evaluating it, and running it successfully.
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  4. Launching a Startup

    5 Posts
    If you're considering turning one of your bright ideas into a company, or are already in the process of doing so for the first time, then this series on launching a startup is for you. We cover everything from generating an idea for a startup through to the official launch. In this series, learn how to take a lean approach (launch cheap and launch smart), as we present best practices, and creative approaches as well. 
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  5. Kickstarting Your Online Microbusiness

    8 Posts
    Would you like to launch and operate your own microbusiness? A business small enough to require only yourself and maybe a few contractors, but profitable enough to fund your biggest goals. This series on starting an online microbusiness will show you how.  
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  6. Strategic Planning for Your Microbusiness

    10 Posts
    In this series on business planning, our aim is to help you strategically inject energy into your microbusiness. Discover your values, find the story inside your business, unlock your passion, set your vision, and fall in love with your microbusiness. Uncover the core elements that are vital to growth and development.
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