4 Online Learning Platforms to Expand Your Business Acumen
Written by: Michelle on April 29, 2020
One of the biggest steps to success for any travel business owner is to dedicate time to learning business skills, when you first get started and beyond.
Technology advances, industries expand, setbacks happen, and the world changes constantly. By continuing to take an active approach to learning, you and your business can continue to grow and thrive. Outside of the online educational courses offered through your host agency, check out these online learning platforms to further your business acumen and development.
Crash Course: Entrepreneurship
One of the most popular educational YouTube channels is Crash Course. This channel is dedicated to teaching the world through online videos, and they have a whole course on entrepreneur and small business skills. This course is designed to walk you through some big questions and help you set yourself and your business up for success. And best of all, it’s totally free! You may also find some lessons on communication and time management helpful in their Business Soft Skills course.
Another resource is Coursera’s online small business courses. Leading universities and companies created these courses help working people continue to grow their skills. With nearly 4,000 options in their library, you are sure to find one that can help you expand you business knowledge. Best of all, you can learn at your own pace.
LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) is an online library of educational videos that cover topics from marketing to photography and beyond. With thousands of online courses at your fingertips, you’ll be able to learn from experts on your own time. Most courses consist of online videos paired broken down into lessons with suggested writing or practice ideas. There is a small fee, but you can also get a taste of what it has to offer with their free trial first.
Another popular online learning platform is Skillshare, which has trial and paid options to explore. Skillshare focuses heavily on creativity and how to run an artistic or creative business. There are some big names and big thinkers on this platform who can teach you the basics of design and how to run your social media.
While not every course here will apply to travel agents, their business section has a diverse range of courses on founding your business and learning expert marketing skills. If nothing else, they may spark you to think differently about your business!
Whether it’s 10 minutes a day or ten hours, spending time learning inspires entrepreneurs to keep moving forward. It can also help them run their businesses more efficiently and reach their long-term goals.
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