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Explore a wide range of business skills for developing your career, including time management, communication, and negotiation skills. Our video tutorials cover marketing strategy, brand building, leadership fundamentals—even public speaking tips.
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Get training from the experts on the business skills you need to take your career to the next level. Whether you want to communicate more effectively, manage your time better, or inspire and lead a team, we have you covered.

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  • view course page for Daily Top Headlines

    Daily Top Headlines with lynda.com Staff Authors

    Important headlines, breaking stories, and other content that impacts your personal and professional life.

    5m 30s
    Beginner
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  • view course page for Media Training

    Media Training with Deirdre Breakenridge

    Learn how to speak to the media. Find out what to expect with journalists and how to tailor and deliver your message to specific media channels and audiences.

    1h 25m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Communication Tips

    Communication Tips with Tatiana Kolovou

    Become a better manager or leader by honing your communication skills in this weekly Wednesday series with communication experts Tatiana Kolovou and Brenda Bailey-Hughes.

    2h 38m
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  • view course page for Creating a Business Plan

    Creating a Business Plan with Mike Figliuolo

    Looking to build a business or expand one you're already running? First you'll need to write a business plan. Learn how to define your business, market, product, sales strategy, and more.

    1h 12m
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  • view course page for Global Strategy

    Global Strategy with Anil Gupta

    Is your company thinking of going global or about how to transform global presence into global competitive advantage? Learn about how to globalize your company's market presence, leverage global resources, and cultivate a global mindset.

    1h 24m
    Intermediate
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  • view course page for Competitive Strategy Fundamentals

    Global strategy expert and author Anil Gupta provides a primer on competitive strategy: being faster, better, and cheaper than the competitors in your market.

    1h 16m
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  • view course page for Speech Writing

    Speech Writing with Judy Steiner-Williams

    Learn how to write, organize, and deliver the perfect speech.

    1h 54m
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  • view course page for Fundamentals of Logistics

    Fundamentals of Logistics with Steven Brown

    Learn the ins and outs of logistics: a critical component of supply chain management.

    1h 44m
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  • view course page for Understanding Copyright: A Deeper Dive

    A deep dive into copyright—your mechanism for protecting intellectual property that resides in a tangible form: books, songs, software, product designs, etc.

    1h 12m
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  • view course page for Budgeting for Small Business

    Learn how to construct a budget to help your small business make decisions and evaluate future performance.

    1h 32m
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  • view course page for Managing Project Integration

    Learn how to plan the integration needs of a project, communicate with staff and stakeholders, and integrate the project into an organizational portfolio.

    1h 3m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Guy Kawasaki on Entrepreneurship

    Evangelist, author, and speaker Guy Kawasaki shares his thoughts on a variety of topics centered on entrepreneurship, including focusing your pitch and prototypes, predicting new markets, and capitalizing on social media.

    14m 31s
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  • view course page for PRINCE2 Fundamentals

    PRINCE2 Fundamentals with Claudine Peet

    Learn about the fundamental themes and processes of PRINCE2, the de facto standard for project management in the UK.

    1h 27m
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  • view course page for Working with Upset Customers

    Get proven techniques for neutralizing angry customer behavior as well as preventing it from occurring in the first place.

    55m 4s
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  • view course page for Business Etiquette: Phone, Email, and Text

    Learn how to strike the right tone in emails, text messages, and phone calls; include the right information; and understand what communication method to use when.

    59m 3s
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  • view course page for Building Accountability Into Your Culture

    Create a culture of accountability at every level of your organization, with these leadership tips from executive coach Mike Figliuolo.

    33m 37s
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  • view course page for Bookkeeping

    Bookkeeping with Jim Stice

    Learn the basics of bookkeeping and how financial statements are created from ledgers in this essential accounting skills course.

    1h 28m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Developing Resourcefulness

    Learn how to assess and develop the skill of resourcefulness: being able to do more with less.

    29m 26s
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  • view course page for Understanding Trademarks: A Deeper Dive

    Lawyer and author Dana Robinson outlines the basics of trademark law, including when you need to register your trademark and what to do about trademark infringement.

    1h 2m
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  • view course page for Organizing Your Office for Maximum Efficiency

    Professional organizer Suzanna Kaye shows how to set up any office for maximum productivity.

    1h 2m
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  • view course page for Using Customer Surveys to Improve Service

    Learn how to design and implement customer service surveys, and turn the data into actions that can improve service quality.

    52m 14s
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  • view course page for Communicating with Confidence

    Get simple communication tools, strategies, and tips to help you communicate with confidence.

    1h 28m
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  • view course page for How to Present and Stay on Point

    Learn how to deliver a great presentation, stay on point, and recover when you make mistakes.

    24m 28s
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  • view course page for Asking for a Raise

    Asking for a Raise with Lisa Gates

    Learn how to understand and communicate your professional value and get what you want in a salary negotiation.

    54m 14s
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  • view course page for Operations Management Fundamentals

    Learn how to identify the operations systems in your workplace and use operations management tools and concepts to improve outcomes, efficiency, and innovation.

    2h 28m
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  • view course page for Humor in the Workplace

    Humor in the Workplace with Izzy Gesell

    Bring the power of humor into your workplace to help collaboration and drive results.

    45m 10s
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  • view course page for Agile at Work: Planning with Agile User Stories

    Agile expert Doug Rose explains how to plan agile projects by creating user stories.

    1h 8m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for 5 Personal Finance Tips

    Get a better handle on your money with these five tips on spending, managing fixed costs, budgeting, investing, and saving.

    9m 18s
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  • view course page for Crisis Communication Fundamentals

    Prepare your organization to communicate to key audiences in the event of a crisis that impacts your business or brand.

    1h 2m
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  • view course page for Developing Executive Presence

    Explains how the "elusive" quality of executive presence actually can be developed to help you stand out from the crowd, gain leadership opportunities, and be successful as a leader.

    1h 24m
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  • view course page for Personal Finance Fundamentals

    Financial expert Jane Barratt outlines a way of thinking "beyond the paycheck" that enables a more productive approach to earning, spending, saving, and investing money.

    1h 26m
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  • view course page for Strategic Planning Fundamentals

    Learn how to conduct an effective strategic planning process that results in a clear, compelling strategic plan for your organization.

    1h 26m
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  • view course page for Marketing Research Fundamentals

    Get to know customers at a deeper level—not as stats but as people—with marketing research. Learn about the methods, approaches, and process of conducting market research.

    1h 15m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Managing Technical Teams

    Managing Technical Teams with Bob McGannon

    Outlines the unique characteristics and needs of a technical team, and the specific competencies managers need to develop in order to drive performance.

    53m 50s
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  • view course page for Using the Time Value of Money to Make Financial Decisions

    Learn how understanding the time value of money (TVM) can help you figure out loan payments, save for college and retirement, rent or buy a house, lease or purchase a car, and make long-term business decisions.

    1h 28m
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  • view course page for Getting Promoted

    Getting Promoted with Todd Dewett

    Coach Todd Dewett helps you prepare your case for getting promoted—and demonstrate the value you offer your organization.

    30m 2s
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  • view course page for Nonprofit Fundamentals

    Nonprofit Fundamentals with Leslie Crutchfield

    A primer on nonprofit management and leadership, including topics such as fundraising, talent recruiting and retention, governance, finance, and accounting.

    2h 55m
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  • view course page for Small Business Secrets

    Small Business Secrets with Dave Crenshaw

    Learn the secrets of successful small businesses in this weekly series with business coach Dave Crenshaw. Get a new tip every Tuesday.

    6h 54m
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  • view course page for Solving Common Project Problems

    Professional PM trainer Chris Croft outlines techniques for addressing the most common people, quality, cost, and time-management problems that arise when working on projects.

    1h 5m
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  • view course page for Agile at Work: Building Your Agile Team

    Learn how to adopt an agile mindset and build an agile team: one that is self-organized, collaborative, and accountable.

    1h 4m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Human Resources Fundamentals

    A comprehensive guide to the field of human resources, including core responsibilities such as recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and development, and performance management.

    56m 11s
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  • view course page for Finance Essentials for Small Business

    Manage your small business successfully with these finance essentials from accounting professors Jim and Kay Stice.

    54m 37s
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  • view course page for Managing a Customer Service Team

    Discover how to lead customer service teams to greatness.

    1h 32m
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  • view course page for Bootstrapping Your Business

    Bootstrapping Your Business with Rudolph Rosenberg

    Bootstrap your business. Learn how to launch, manage, grow, and exit a business without taking on significant outside funding.

    1h 6m
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  • view course page for Decision-Making Fundamentals

    Decision-Making Fundamentals with Mike Figliuolo

    Learn how to make better business decisions faster, incur less risk, and gain support for your decisions.

    47m 56s
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  • view course page for Sales Fundamentals

    Sales Fundamentals with Jeff Bloomfield

    Find out what makes salespeople effective, and learn specific strategies for prospecting and product positioning and developing a sales process.

    1h 1m
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  • view course page for The Science of Sales

    The Science of Sales with Jeff Bloomfield

    Learn how the science of sales—understanding who people buy from and why—can help you better connect with your customers and their needs.

    1h 0m
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  • view course page for Everyday Math Fundamentals

    Everyday Math Fundamentals with Vince Kotchian

    Explore common math problems in ways that relate to everyday life: calculating tips and taxes, comparing prices, figuring out volume and area, and even counting calories.

    2h 6m
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  • view course page for Running a Profitable Business: Understanding Financial Ratios

    Explains what financial ratios such as ROA and ROI mean and how they can be used to identify financial trends or assess a company's financial status.

    2h 13m
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  • view course page for Learning to Be Assertive

    Management trainer Chris Croft helps you understand how you can interact more successfully with others by being assertive.

    54m 26s
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