Nov 15, 2017

3 Free Educational Resources Every Small Business Owner Needs

Whether you’ve been running a small business for decades or you’re just starting out, there is always a new opportunity to learn as an entrepreneur. It may include the basics of accounting or structuring a business plan, or something later down the road like how to expand your product line or grow your social media following. No matter where you stand, there is a consistent truth: if you expand your knowledge base, you open your business to new opportunities (and ideally, an expansion of the business itself).

If you think you don’t have the time or funds to invest in your education, think again. Staying up-to-date on the latest business trends or best practices doesn’t have to absorb all your energy or money. Here’s a list of three free or low-cost learning opportunities available to every small business owner:

Attend Events in Your Area

Whether it’s a conference or just a networking meetup, there are a lot of opportunities to be found in small business events. Build relationships with other small business owners and learn from their experience or attend a quick lecture to brush up on something you are already familiar with. Here are some tips for finding the right event in your area:

Sign up for Webinars

Many online seminars are free, and better yet, available to you anywhere you are. Most hosts will also hold a Q&A session after the webinar, so come prepared with your questions for a personalized response. Search your area of interest with “webinar” and see what you can find, or explore these resources:

Subscribe to Podcasts

If you’re constantly on the go or simply can’t find the time to set aside for your continuing education, podcasts may be your best option. Free, easily-accessible, and perfect for multitasking, podcasts are a great resource for the busiest of small business owners. Search for a topic that interests you or start with one from this list:

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