Courses for Entrepreneurs

Brush up on these skills before you launch a new business.

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Sharpen Your Decision Making Skills

Hone your instincts. Learn how to get the information you need—as well as how to interpret it.





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The Course

Learn the art of decision making from entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 executives in Stanford University's free online course, Lessons in Decision Making.




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Become a Thought Leader

Don't be afraid to speak up to let your innovative ideas be known. Do your research, and share your vision.




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The Course

Be inspired to become an original thinker with Stanford University's free online seminar, Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders' Seminar.





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Believe in Ethics

We do business with people we trust. Secure your reputation. Make people want to do business with you—and invest in your company.









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The Course

You'll be able to build an impeccable reputation after taking Massachusetts Institute of Technology's online course, Ethical Practice: Professionalism, Social Responsibility and the Purpose of the Corporation.





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Be a Better Manager

Bring out the best in your employees by understanding their motivations.






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The Course

Try this self-directed Managerial Psychology course offered through Massachusetts Institute of Technology.







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Marketing Research

Now that you've settled on a brilliant product idea, how do you find your customers?








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The Course

With UC Berkeley's online Marketing Research class, you'll learn how to conduct focus groups and surveys to uncover your most profitable customers.






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Strategic Planning

You've identified your customers—but how do you reach them?







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The Course

UC Berkeley offers another online course, Strategic Marketing, to teach you how to market your products.




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Become Better at Time Management

What is that saying, "Time is Money?" So why are you wasting it responding to emails in your overflowing inbox?






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The Course

Don't waste any more time on routine tasks. Build for tomorrow with Franklin Covey's webinar, the LiveClicks Time Management Series.






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Build Stronger Teams

You're only as good as the people around you. Select the best, and learn how to lead.






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The Course

With Franklin Covey's LiveClicks Leadership Series, you'll build enthusiasm among your employees, and gain their loyalty.

Interpersonal Communication Skills

You may know what you want, but can you say it?








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The Course

Take The University of Texas at Austin's online course, Business Interpersonal Communication Skills, to strengthen your ability to influence others with effective communication.



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Understand Social Media

Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram. What does it mean? And, more importantly, what are your customers saying about you?






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The Course

Join in the dialogue and learn how to measure your social media success with MediaBistro's online course, Social Media Metrics. Just don't get addicted. You've got work to do.

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