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eLearning is the Best Way to Gain Needed Skills

If you are a small business owner or a sales professional, or perhaps, what I call a “solopreneur,” and you’ve survived the past couple years in the worst economic downturn in recent history, then you are looking for ways to take it to the next level – to not only survive, but to thrive! I believe online training or what we call eLearning can be an extremely valuable tool if used properly.

Several questions beg an answer for a success-minded business owner.

  • How shall I wisely spend money on marketing?
  • How do I get my accounting under control?
  • What software skills need sharpening?
  • How do I use email professionally and effectively (without it taking over my life)?
  • What time management and organization skills would make my life better and more productive?

Now, these are just a few of the problems that a small business owner can encounter when considering how to grow his business and THRIVE in 2010 and beyond.  There are several ways to look at solving these problems.

  1. On-site classes – either at the local college or seminars held by professional companies specializing in the specific area of expertise you desire and need
  2. Private tutors – even hiring a college student who is proficient with some of the software you would like to learn
  3. Your CPA – for help with setting up an efficient accounting system
  4. Online training – also called eLearning

For me, option #4 – online training – is the TICKET to growing your business.  Here’s why:

  • No travel or travel expenses
  • No set time involved – you work at your pace and your schedule
  • Low, low cost

When searching for online training, look for a company that offers training from a variety of experts, not just one or two people doing all the training. Look for a company who will respond to you personally when you send an email or make a phone call. And finally, look for a company with cutting-edge, relevant material spanning a wide range of small business needs.

I am a partner in a company doing just this – online training.  I invite you to visit http://www.businesstrainingteam.com and take a look.  We have a large library of FREE courses for you to sample and see if this method of learning is right for you.

Also, you’ll notice at the top on the right, there is an invitation to a free webinar being held this Tuesday, June 8, at 3pm, Eastern.  Just click to register.  The topic of this week’s webinar is “Make LinkedIn Work.”