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If you’re planning on releasing a digital (or tangible) product in various markets around the world, your marketing style and even the product itself may need to be tweaked. This course will help you fine-tune international product releases to best suit the situation.
As an introvert, networking is an ongoing battle for me. I’m actually pretty good at it now, but it’s taken a lot of work to get there. This course will help you improve at networking, from developing your elevator pitch to turning new contacts into professional leads.
Whether there’s a business idea you’d like to move on or you just started your own company, this course can ensure that you have the basic and varied skillsets needed to get off to a strong start. You’ll learn how to research and create the various elements of a business plan, how to identify the validity and potential of an idea, and how to handle the initial launch of the business. It’s really useful for anyone who wants to be their own boss.
I have seen far too many people with college degrees who can barely write a coherent sentence. Don’t let that be you. Even if you have basic grammar under control, business writing is a bit different, and a course in it can make correspondence and reports come off as significantly more professional.
A big trend in entrepreneurship is social entrepreneurship – starting a business designed to help a group of people, a community, the environment, or any of a dozen other causes that exist. There’s no reason business has to benefit the executives at the cost of everyone else, so I’m glad to see this trend. If you’d like to work for yourself even as you make a change, this course can help you identify a gap that you have the desire to fill and guide you through starting a socially responsible company.
Do not, do not, do not start a business if you haven’t taken a course in accounting. I’ve taken two – I absolutely hate accounting but I took two and worked hard to get the most I could out of them, and I’m better for it. They’ve helped me in jobs, they’ve helped me as a freelancer, and they helped me when I was running my business. This one is a basic introduction course that will give you the basics to understand keeping books and managing the financial side of your company.
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