When starting up a business it can be hard to know where to begin. There are many things to consider including who to turn to for the right advice or which tools you’ll need to succeed. Additionally, what kind of networks are important to your business and how do you plan for long term success?
Entrepreneurship can be a hectic but rewarding career path to pursue. But there is one major benefit all entrepreneurs can take advantage of: free online resources created to help small business owners and entrepreneurs. There are many educational resources available to aspiring business owners from all walks of life, regardless of whether they're looking to start or scale their business.
Read on to learn more about some of the valuable and insightful information available to help boost your own business and take you one step closer to future success.
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, there was a wealth of free online courses and classes available to help entrepreneurs gain new knowledge and skills.
Now, as even the traditional K-12 classroom is shifting toward a virtual or hybrid learning model, the number of entrepreneur-focused classes available online--and for free--is expected to rapidly increase. Even better is the fact that even some of our top learning institutions offer these learning opportunities at no cost.
Here are some of my favorite resources to find hundreds of free online classes or courses to help you hone your entrepreneurship skills:
There are numerous grant providers, including local, regional and state governments, along with corporate, family and private foundations. Each funding opportunity has varying eligibility requirements and funding priorities
Felons have a right to restart their life once they have paid their dues to society. With a commitment to change, criminals can start their businesses. But getting financial support is easier said than done. This is where business grants for felons become helpful.
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- 25 Essential Entrepreneur Resources (Via Entrepreneur)
- Resources For Entrepreneurs by State (via IEEE USA)
- 5 Resources Black Entrepreneurs Can Leverage to Build and Grow (via TechCrunch)