Five Free online courses for small business professionals – Oakville Public Library

Five free online courses for small business professionals

Every small business owner can benefit from learning best-practices related to marketing, sales, taxes and business planning. Did you know OPL offers free, online courses on these topics – and more – through Lynda.com?
Part of LinkedIn, Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps you learn business, technology and creative skills to accomplish personal and professional goals.

Here are five free Lynda.com courses for small business pros:

1. Creating a Business Plan with Mike Figliuolo

A great business starts with a solid plan. In this course, entrepreneur Mike Figliuolo shows you how to define your business, research the market and build a go-to market strategy.
2. Sales Secrets for Small Business with Dave Crenshaw

Stuck in a sales slump? Take this course to learn the seven foundations of small business sales and common-sense approaches such as asking questions, listening and following up.
3. Marketing for Small Business with Brad Batesole 

No matter your team’s size or budget, a good marketing strategy can greatly impact your bottom line. This course walks you through all you need to know about effective marketing – you’ll be a pro in no time!

4. Taxes for Small Business with Jane Barnett

Does filing taxes make your head spin? This course will help you understand how tax guidelines affect your business, and how careful tax planning helps you stay organized and financially healthy!

5. Small Business Secrets with Dave Crenshaw

This tutorial is all about getting back to the basics – small business coach Dave Crenshaw shares little-known advice to help you take your business to the next level.

How to get these courses for free: Get free and unlimited access to all Lynda.com courses with an OPL card — drop by any branch to grab one today!

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