Whether you have just started your business or planning for an expansion, it is always important for an entrepreneur to keep upgrading your knowledge. There are many free, high-quality online resources where you can access anytime, anywhere to learn about digital marketing, business management and so much more.
4 online learning resources that you should check out to upgrade your skills.
Google Digital Garage & Google for Startups
Google Digital Garage is an amazing resource with over 151 free digital marketing courses from Google. If you manage a small business, Google will instruct you on how to utilize their tools and boost your online presence. On the other hand, Google for Startups is designed to help move your business forward. Besides the tools and training courses, you can join Communities designed for Startups from Google.
Access Google Digital Garage here
Access Google for Startups here
LinkedIn is not only a great platform for networking, but it also provides excellent resources for you to learn. They have the whole Topic session for “Small Business and Entrepreneurship”.
GBC Community members can access LinkedIn Learning for free! Find out how to register your account!
If you are not a member of GBC Community, there will be a monthly fee to access LinkedIn Learning, but the contents it brings are definitely worth it!
Discover LinkedIn Learning course “Small Business and Entrepreneurship” here
Facebook For Business
Facebook is the largest social media platform on the planet. Therefore, you might consider having your official business page on Facebook. Like Google, the courses provide free learning courses to instruct you on the use of marketing on both Facebook and Instagram. Even if you don’t have a plan to build a Facebook or Instagram page, it would also be a great resource to learn about Digital Marketing.
Explore Facebook For Business here
City of Toronto’s Online Training for Startups
Do you know that the City of Toronto also has many programs to support entrepreneurs? There are 4 webinar series to help you start a business, including:
- Starting Your Business 101 Online Training
- Business Fundamentals Online Training Program
- Business Boot Camp webinars
- How to Start a Business webinars
You can access the learning modules for free and complete them at your convenience
Other resources from startGBC
As a supporter to Entrepreneurs, startGBC also holds many events and online programs. From February, we are holding the Innovation Fundamentals Workshop Series and Pitch It GBC!!, a competition for George Brown College Students and recent graduates. Please be sure to follow startGBC to receive future updates on our activities.