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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 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 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 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 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
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Balancing Work and Life

    Balancing Work and Life

    with Dave Crenshaw

    Learn how to have it all and enjoy it all by balancing your life and work.

    28m 55s
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Thinking Like a Leader

    Thinking Like a Leader

    with Dave Crenshaw

    Develop your strategic leadership by studying and making insightful connections between your company, your market, and your customer.

    52m 19s
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Leading Productive Meetings

    Discover how to get the most from your meetings—turning them into productive avenues for communicating, connecting, and accomplishing real work.

    1h 22m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Discovering Your Strengths

    Discovering Your Strengths

    with Dave Crenshaw

    Uncover your strengths and talents and build a plan to apply them professionally.

    55m 40s
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Becoming a Thought Leader

    Becoming a Thought Leader

    with Dave Crenshaw

    Apply your expertise and authority by cultivating your presence as a thought leader in your industry.

    44m 58s
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Enhancing Your Productivity

    Discover and learn to focus on your most valuable activities in order to enhance your productivity.

    45m 40s
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Building Your Professional Network

    Grow your professional network and influence by building meaningful and lasting relationships.

    50m 36s
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Leading Productive One-on-One Meetings

  • view course page for Insights from a Business Coach

    Get a glimpse of what it takes to start and successfully run a business in this candid interview with seasoned business coach and author Dave Crenshaw.

    27m 6s
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for Achieving Your Goals

    Achieving Your Goals

    with Dave Crenshaw

    Set yourself up for success by learning to set realistic goals that can be broken into meaningful action steps.

    25m 26s
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Time Management Fundamentals (2011)

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