The Internet is one gigantic soup pot of information, where everything is twisted together. So it can be challenging to pick out valuable news from worthless sales pitches. We know that you don’t have the time or energy to sift through tons of websites, Twitter feeds, and Facebook groups to find what you need to know. That’s why we’ve sorted through the mess and made a list of the top 5 resources for business owners. Each of the following tools can improve skillsets within your business and support your learning objectives and help with the organization.
Starting a business is easy; building it is hard. Foundr is a global media and education company for entrepreneurs. They inspire today’s founders to become tomorrow’s business icons by democratizing access to entrepreneurial education and bringing it to the masses. Foundr connects millions of people with some of our generation’s most successful living entrepreneurs, including Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, Mark Cuban, Jack Dorsey, and many more.
Linkedin Learning is a subscription-based learning service. When users buy a monthly or yearly subscription, they get unlimited access to the entire library focused on business-related courses, such as marketing or communications, but users can also find software-based courses for tools like Adobe or QuickBooks. Yet LinkedIn doesn’t stop there! The platform has a small business resource center packed with free and awesome content: virtual events, online courses and livestreams.
HubSpot is best known for its certification programs in Inbound Marketing, Sales, Social Media Marketing, and Content Marketing. But there’s more! This resource also offers an entirely tailored way to keep a business running with free offerings such as contact management, email marketing, a reporting dashboard, unlimited form generation, and ad management. Advanced paid plans grant access to their ad retargeting, team email, website to mobile optimization, and many more.
This coaching app is a simple way to add leadership learning to your busy daily schedule with quick leadership tips. They take the world’s leadership knowledge and break it down into bite-sized chunks, so you can get 1% better every day. Add to that, leadership style quizzes and targeted suggestions for deeper learning. Also, instead of giving general tips, they align their content with your interests. Bunch also offers a podcast, a blog, and an active Slack community for extra support.
Around here, we really love a good TED talk. And not only the ones about entrepreneurship or marketing. TED Radio Hour explores the biggest questions of our time with the help of the world’s greatest thinkers. Can we preserve our humanity in the digital age? Where does creativity come from? What’s the secret to living longer? Host Manoush Zomorodi inspires everyone to learn more about the world, our communities, and most importantly, ourselves. That’s what makes the TED Radio Hour podcast so valuable!
It might be easy to enter a routine of day to day operations and ignore “the big picture”, but spending a few minutes here and there to learn something new will never hurt.
Do you like our top 5 resources for business owners? Did you already knew any of them?
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