Top Free Online Business Courses…

In continuation of my earlier post, I will like to share some free business courses based on my research, which you can explore in order to advance your enterprise or online business and make yourself better equipped to dominate the marketplace.

Organic Marketing: Facebook Groups For Small Businesses

In this project, the learner will build a client profile, master Facebook groups netiquette, and utilize them as a Marketing tool. We will learn how to generate clients using a free organic method without paid advertising.

By the end of this project we will construct a step by step daily Facebook group action plan to promote a small business, and develop a strong influential Facebook account to attract high paying clients.

Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

A Mini Course on Time Management: 7 steps you can use immediately to become more productive and master time management

Here’s a sample of what you’ll learn inside: (i) These two words from a 2,000 year old book completely changed how I look at Time Management. Here’s what they are, and how to use them. (ii) The “Time Management Trap” – If you don’t know what it is, chances are you’re making it. (iii) What to do every morning to skyrocket your productivity. (iv) How you can do 3 hours of work in 1 hour. (v) How to always know what to work on. (vi) Why you need to make these 3 plans to manage your time well. (vii) The 80/20 Rule no one talks about and is more important to productivity. (viii) My Time Management Worksheets – I’ll give them to you so you can use them now. (ix) Why achieving your goals is like filling a water bucket.

The Science of Success: What Researchers Know that You Should Know

This engaging course is designed to help you achieve the success that you desire. Drawing on decades of scientific research, you will learn what the most successful people do differently than others, why IQ is not the most significant predictor of success (and can sometimes backfire), and why many commonly held beliefs hold people back from achieving their goals.

Although this course is based on the science of success, you will learn many practical ideas that you can apply to your own life immediately, particularly in three main areas: • Getting better results at work (and school) • Achieving career success (however you define success) • Enjoying a meaningful, happy, and healthy life By the time you finish this course you will know more than most people know about what predicts success in life. One of the most important lessons you’ll learn is that success is earned day-by-day through small wins – small, achievable actions that together can help you achieve your goals sooner and exceed even your own expectations. Therefore, you will have an opportunity to complete a detailed action plan through which you can turn what you learned into specific steps for achieving your most treasured life goals.

SEO Tutorial for Beginners: Learn the basics to SEO Optimize Your Site, Get to the Top of Google and Increase Sales!

You’ll learn the following: (i) Get up to speed with the fundamentals concepts of SEO (ii) Discover how to find the best keywords for your website (keyword research) (iii) Find out how to increase your sites visibility in the search engine results (on page optimization) (iv) Learn how to build more authority in your niche than competitors so Google puts your at the top of the search results (Off Page Optimization).

How to Finance and Grow Your Startup – Without VC

Who? If you’re an entrepreneur at any stage of your journey, or even an aspiring one, and you need money to start or grow your business, this course is for you. What? This course will introduce, and help you put to use in your startup, the five models through which your customers can – and will, if you ask them! – fund your business. These five time-tested models have been put to use by entrepreneurial superstars like Michael Dell, Bill Gates, Richard Branson and more. Sadly, though, the five models are rarely talked about and not widely understood. Until now! The five models will be brought to life by the real-world stories of an inspiring collection of incredibly creative entrepreneurs from around the world – including successes and failures – through a series of captivating no-holds-barred interviews with founders and others, and investors, too. Check out this course to find out more about Why? How? and What else?

Successful Negotiation: Essential Strategies and Skills

We all negotiate on a daily basis. On a personal level, we negotiate with friends, family, landlords, car sellers and employers, among others. Negotiation is also the key to business success. No business can survive without profitable contracts. Within a company, negotiation skills can lead to your career advancement.

In the course, you’ll learn about and practice the four steps to a successful negotiation: (1) Prepare: Plan Your Negotiation Strategy (2) Negotiate: Use Key Tactics for Success (3) Close: Create a Contract (4) Perform and Evaluate: The End Game To successfully complete this course and improve your ability to negotiate, you’ll need to do the following: (1) Watch the short videos (ranging from 5 to 20 minutes). The videos are interactive and they include questions to test your understanding of negotiation strategy and skills. You can speed up or slow down videos to match your preferred pace for listening. Depending on your schedule, you can watch the videos over a few weeks or you can binge watch them. A learner who binge-watched the course concluded that “It’s as good as Breaking Bad.” Another learner compared the course to “House of Cards.” Both shows contain interesting examples of complex negotiations! (2) Test your negotiation skills by completing the negotiation in Module 6. You can negotiate with a local friend or use Discussions to find a partner from another part of the world. Your negotiation partner will give you feedback on your negotiation skills. To assist you with your negotiations, I have developed several free negotiating planning tools that are related to the course. These tools and a free app are available at http://negotiationplanner.com/ (3) Take the final exam. To successfully complete the course, you must answer 80% of the questions correctly. The exam is a Mastery Exam, which means that you can take it as many times as you want until you master the material. Course Certificate You have the option of earning a Course Certificate. A Certificate provides formal recognition of your achievements in the course and includes the University of Michigan logo. Learn more about Certificates at: https://learner.coursera.help/hc/en-us/articles/209819053-Get-a-Course-Certificate

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