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Learning Path: Become a Small Business Owner

Start your own business and get it right the first time. Learn everything you need to become a small business owner, from understanding the responsibilities of entrepreneurship to figuring out the legal, financial, and operational aspects of your future business.

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Learning Path: Become an Excel 2013 Microsoft Office Specialist

Validate your proficiency and advance your career as a certified Microsoft Office Specialist in Excel 2013. You'll master creating and managing worksheets and workbooks through hands-on training and performance-based scenarios.

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Learning Path: Become a Manager

As a manager, success is predicated on your ability to achieve goals working with your team. The good news is that management is a skill that can be learned. This path is designed to provide you with the key considerations, skills and competencies to help you become and succeed as a manager.

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Our expert instructors teach you how to manage your time, build your business, and develop your employees. Learn how to work more effectively with tools like Excel, Word, Outlook, Sharepoint, and with operating systems like Windows 8 and Mac OSX.

Office 2016. Explained.

Office 2016 is packed with new features, including a new user interface, collaboration tools and more. Find out what’s new in Office 2016 and why it matters to you.

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  • view course page for SharePoint Tips and Tricks

    SharePoint Tips and Tricks

    with Mark Abdelnour

    Get new SharePoint tips and tricks every other Friday from SharePoint consultant and trainer Mark Abdelnour.

    2h 2m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for QuickBooks: Setting up a Company File In Depth

  • view course page for SharePoint Online Essential Training

    Get started using SharePoint Online, the cloud-based version of SharePoint, for business collaboration and real-time documentation sharing. Find out how to save and share documents, create team sites and site collections, work with libraries and list apps, manage permissions, and create simple workflows.

    9h 18m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Excel Tips Weekly

    Excel Tips Weekly

    with Dennis Taylor

    Get a new productivity-boosting tip every Tuesday from Excel expert Dennis Taylor.

    8h 29m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Monday Productivity Pointers

    Self-contained productivity tips on the latest online tools, such as Google Apps, Skype, YouTube, Mint.com, Etsy, and more.

    15h 16m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Time Management Tips

    Time Management Tips

    with Dave Crenshaw

    Improve your productivity, get things done, and find more time for what's most important. Get new time management tips every Monday.

    9m 43s
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for How to Set Team and Employee Goals

    Setting goals is key to getting the best performance from your team. Learn how to set employee goals to drive the behavior you want, establish business priorities, and help your employees focus on the right things.

    1h 9m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Rights of Publicity: A Deeper Dive

    Diminish your risk when working with the public. Learn the difference between rights of publicity (ROP) and copyright or trademark, how to get ROP clearance, and how to avoid infringement.

    32m 23s
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for J.T. O'Donnell on Making Recruiters Come to You

    Learn what recruiters look for, and how to help them find you. J.T. O'Donnell shares an insider's view of recruiting so you can maximize your success.

    26m 10s
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Administrative Human Resources Fundamentals

    Learn the basics of human resources administration, including staffing and training, documentation, administering benefits and compensation, managing performance, handling difficult HR issues, and ensuring compliance.

    1h 25m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for SharePoint 2016 and SharePoint Online New Features

    Learn what's new in SharePoint 2016 and SharePoint Online, the cloud-based version of SharePoint. Gini Courter covers new features such as Office 365 and OneDrive integration, durable links, and the new Compliance Center.

    1h 12m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for How to Pitch to Investors

    How to Pitch to Investors

    with Jana Trantow

    Starting a business? Learn what angel investors and venture capitalists are looking for and how to best present your business idea.

    43m 53s
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Winning Back a Lost Customer

    Lost customers are not lost causes. Learn why and how winning back lost customers can be a rich source of renewed revenue and customer loyalty for any firm.

    41m 27s
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for iOS 9.3: iPhone and iPad New Features

  • view course page for Mindfulness

    Mindfulness

    with John Ullmen

    Practicing mindfulness improves your focus, resilience, and decision making. In addition to mindfulness meditation, this course features a series of mindfulness techniques for dealing with stress, fear, and self-doubt as well as connecting with others, practicing mindful leadership, and performing under pressure.

    1h 16m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Running Company Onboarding

    Learn how to design and implement an onboarding process that will train new hires and set up employees for long-term engagement and growth.

    42m 58s
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Learn QuickBooks Online: The Basics

    Get QuickBooks Online training to better manage your business finances and keep more accurate bookkeeping records.

    3h 3m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Writing a Resume

    Writing a Resume

    with Stacey Gordon

    Learn how to write a resume that impresses hiring managers and speaks to your personal and professional strengths. This resume writing course deals with the nuts and bolts of resume formatting, layout, and word choice.

    2h 39m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Making Great Sales Presentations

    Learn how to connect with your listeners and conduct yourself with professionalism in your next sales presentation.

    36m 5s
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Personal Branding on Social Media

    Personal branding expert Karen Leland shows you the top tips for personal branding on social media, including LinkedIn and Facebook.

    1h 8m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Performance-Based Hiring

    Lou Adler explains the performance-based hiring process—the only validated methodology based on how top performers look for, compare, and accept one position over another.

    1h 14m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Creating a Career Plan

    Creating a Career Plan

    with Dr. Chaz Austin

    Learn how to use strategic career planning to identify your dream job, determine your career goals, and then define and market your personal brand.

    1h 11m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Creating Your IT Strategy

    Learn a step-by-step process for creating your organization's IT strategy.

    51m 11s
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Sales Prospecting

    Sales Prospecting

    with Jeff Bloomfield

    Learn the keys to successful sales prospecting. Learn how to cultivate your mindset and develop habits for greater success in sales prospecting.

    33m 57s
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Asking Great Sales Questions

    Asking Great Sales Questions

    with Jeff Bloomfield

    Learn how to ask sales questions that lead to high-quality interactions with customers and clients.

    27m 34s
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Innovative Customer Service Techniques

    Learn how to influence customer perceptions, enhance your "service sense," and build teamwork in order to exceed customer expectations.

    44m 53s
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for How to Start a Business with Family and Friends

  • view course page for Gmail Essential Training

    Gmail Essential Training

    with Jess Stratton

    Master the basics of composing, sending, and replying to email in Gmail and then learn powerful configuration and organizational techniques to enhance productivity.

    1h 45m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Communication Tips

    Communication Tips

    with Tatiana Kolovou

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

    3h 42m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Gretchen Rubin on Creating Great Workplace Habits

  • view course page for Trade Secrets: A Deeper Dive

    Learn about trade secrets, what's covered by nondisclosure and noncompete agreements, and how businesses can protect trade secrets in this course by intellectual property lawyer Dana Robinson.

    32m 30s
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Business Valuation Fundamentals

    Learn how to value a business using different valuation methods, such as multiples, earnings ratios, and discounted cash-flow analysis.

    1h 49m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Time Management Fundamentals

    Get time management strategies to stay organized, keep a clear mind, and be more productive—in work and life.

    2h 51m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Business Ethics

    Business Ethics

    with Bob McGannon

    Find out why business ethics are critical to company success and learn how to create and implement an ethical code in your organization.

    1h 29m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Learning from Failure

    Learning from Failure

    with Todd Dewett

    Learn from your mistakes and grow from them with these helpful strategies from coach Todd Dewett.

    29m 3s
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Creating Your Personal Brand

    Learn how to create the brand of you. Craft a personal brand that puts you in control of your career and attracts opportunities.

    33m 28s
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Lean Six Sigma Fundamentals

    Learn what Lean Six Sigma is, why it is used, and how it can be applied to manufacturing, services, and supply chain management.

    1h 20m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Managing Diversity

    Managing Diversity

    with Catherine Mattice

    Learn how to build an inclusive workplace that celebrates diversity and inclusion.

    36m 54s
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Up and Running with the iPad Pro

  • view course page for Small Business Marketing Fundamentals

  • view course page for Process Improvement Fundamentals

    Learn how to better manage the processes—and thus the outcomes—of your project or business.

    1h 36m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Music Taxes and Accounting

    Making money in the music business? Find out how to claim income from gigs, maximize your deductions, and file the right tax forms with the IRS.

    56m 28s
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Gantt Charts Explained

    Gantt Charts Explained

    with Chris Croft

    Project management trainer and consultant Chris Croft provides tips and tricks for creating a Gantt chart to manage your projects.

    1h 17m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Sales Secrets for Small Business

    Get a simple three-step sales system (explore-present-act) that you can incorporate into your own small business to boost sales.

    48m 57s
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Personal Investing Basics

    Personal Investing Basics

    with Jane Barratt

    Learn your investment options and how to create your own intelligent investment plan.

    1h 31m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Managing Projects with Box

    Learn how to manage your projects with Box, the online content management software.

    1h 15m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Advertising Fundamentals

    Advertising Fundamentals

    with Jane Barratt

    Learn how to build your advertising plan with training from former NYC ad executive Jane Barratt.

    1h 24m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Translating Your Military Skills to Civilian Workplace

  • view course page for Debbie Millman on Branding, Design Matters, and Personal Work

    An exclusive interview with Debbie Millman, author, brand strategist, and educator. Learn about Debbie's approach to branding; her award-winning podcast, Design Matters; and the inspiration behind her books.

    1h 31m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Powerless to Powerful: Taking Control

    Learn to choose how you respond to difficult circumstances, and take back the control you need to make positive changes in your work and life.

    59m 1s
    Appropriate for all
     

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