10 Best Online Courses For Small Business Owners

by Jasmeet singh
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As a small business owner in Australia, you probably are struggling at present because of COVID-19. The last year (2020) was difficult and it is expected that this year (2021) is expected to be more difficult for small businesses.

As a small business owner, I can empathize with your situation. Here is what I have been doing during this time – I have been spending time upgrading my business and entrepreneurial skills by enrolling in a few online courses for small business in Australia.

I understand that time is not a luxury small business owners have.

However, today’s Internet has made life more comfortable and allows us, the small business owners and entrepreneurs, to learn at our own pace.

We can subscribe to any online small business courses focused on improving our skill set and learning as and when required.

The secret to a successful business is continuously learning new skills. While enrolling in business school is an option for some, there are alternatives to an MBA that don’t require taking time off your current business or taking on a large amount of debt for your education.

Many small business owners today are choosing alternative – online courses designed for small business owners.

A study by Coursera, University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Washington revealed that 87% of people who took online classes found success. In comparison, 35% realised other benefits, such as starting a new career.

Selecting an online course that works for your entrepreneurial journey can be a challenge since there are scores of options to choose from!

Having said that, I am going to give you a bit of straightforward advice that does not require a month of your time and does not cost you a fortune and helps you upgrade your skill set optimally and….I will stop the sentence!

Have you ever thought about subscribing to some of the best online courses for small business owners?

I know you have a truckload full of questions like- There are so many small business courses online. I don’t know what to choose?

Are online small business courses worth the money?

What if I enroll in a course and find out that it is B.S?

Hold your horses, mate! Because I will answer all your questions one by one and then introduce you to the list of best online courses for entrepreneurs that have helped me upgrade my skills while running a business.

But before I do that – let’s start with the basics.

What are online Courses for Small Business?
Online Courses for small business owners are courses designed to improve the skill set of small business owners.

The online courses are different from conventional courses as they are, delivered online on any internet-enabled device and students can learn at their own pace.

With the internet connecting you to the best of teachers worldwide, you can master the diverse job responsibilities roles by enrolling in online courses designed for small business owners.

That’s the theory part of it 😊.

Now comes the tricky part of finding the best of the best online business course on the internet.

Trust me – it’s easier said than done.

I get at least three emails every day from various companies pitching me new courses, famous popular courses, discounted classes and whatnot on my email.

If I were to enroll in even 5% of the courses pitched by these companies, I would spend the next ten years sitting in front of my laptop with my eyes popping out of my eye sockets.

Before you blame me for being judgmental – here is what you must know ‘As an entrepreneur, you only have 24 hours in a day and other than the 6 hours of sleep I try to steal from my busy schedule, there is no time for me even to breathe’.

But – I, as a small business owner or an entrepreneur in Australia, love to work on my weaknesses and upgrade my skill set to give a competitive edge to my growing company.

So, here is what I did in the past: I went to websites like udemy and Coursera and searched for the best course matching the challenges I faced and enrolled in the first course on the list.

Do you know how did my ‘course hunt’ end?

Within a month, I was enrolled in many courses – that I lost track of what course was for what.

I know we all have been on the same trip. We find an affordable course with the price marked down by 50% and then we quickly buy it without realizing the utility of the online course or our time availability.

As a business owner, I wanted to upgrade my skills but didn’t have time to do so many courses.

The end result – I shut down all the websites and never got back to them for a few months.

However, all was not so dark and gloomy and I did not grow up to be an entrepreneur with no skillsets 😉.

As I said – I like to give my business a competitive edge and for that to happen, I want to invest in myself.

Since I do not have time to take full-time courses, I usually take online courses defined explicitly for entrepreneurs.

And though I enrolled in a lot of trash over the years – I have been fortunate to find a few internet based small business courses that are gold.

So, that is what I am going to share with you in the blog.

This blog is the list of best online courses for small business owners and entrepreneurs as per my research and personal experience.

You must be wondering – how is this list different to 100 of other online small business courses lists on the internet?

To start with, I have divided the courses based on the pain point of your Business. i.e., the whole list is divided based on topics that address the pain point of business owners.

You will see courses that address simple issues like:

How can I run and grow a business without V.C. funding? Essentially, the course teaches you bootstrapping.

Then, there is a course focused on innovation—a significant challenge faced by all business owners.

Furthermore, the courses are clearly divided into the idea, finance, marketing, productivity stages of Business.

Secondly, I have only listed courses that are not time-consuming and value for money. i.e., you only get online entrepreneurial courses that go easy on your pocket (yeah, bootstrapped entrepreneurs…I hear a round of applause from you 😊) and do not take you ages to finish – I know how time-poor you, my friends are.

Disclaimer: there are no free courses on the list as I believe in looking for courses that do not waste my time. I would rather spend my time running my business, learning new skills, than looking for free courses.

I value my time as an entrepreneur, and I recommend that you start loving your time.

Buying the right course for 50 to 100 $ is much better than spending 3 hours looking for a free course, spending another 1 hour looking at it and then deciding to drop it midway.

Mate – that’s 4 hours wasted. I don’t know what you would charge as an hourly rate, but it’s a clear-cut loss of time and money for me.

I would instead buy an affordable paid online course for entrepreneurs than go down this path.

Alright – so here we are.

I have given you all the background information about the list of online business courses for entrepreneurs; I have told you why this list is better than the other (self-appreciation) list of online courses—etc., Etc.

Now without further ado- I would jump to the list:

Table of Contents

Comparison of best online courses for small business owners and entrepreneurs

Name of the CourseBusiness StageWhat can you learn from the course?Course DurationCourse Cost 
A brief overview of EntrepreneurshipAll StagesIn this short course, Guy Kawasaki discusses the concept of launching a company and what you can do to avoid the pitfalls.4 hoursUnder USD 75View More details
Business Foundations Specialization by The Wharton SchoolAll StagesThe Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania offers the Business Foundation Specialization course taught by eight prominent faculty members.7 months (2 hours/week)Free 7 day Trial ($ 90/MONTH)View More details
How to come up with killer business ideas: complete workshopIdea StageThe course by Evan Kimbrell is a course to help you get over that mental roadblock and as the course’s tag line says ‘come up with killer business ideas’.7 hoursUnder USD 100View More details
The Complete Business Plan CourseBusiness PlanningThe course ‘Complete Business Plan’ teaches you how to make incredible business plans.9 hoursUnder USD 150View More details
How to Budget and Forecast for your BusinessBudgeting and Financial PlanningThis course, designed and delivered by Tim teaches you everything you wanted to learn about financial planning.2 hoursUnder USD 20View More details
How to Finance and Grow Your Startup – without V.C.sAll Stages

The course explains the five models of getting your Business funded by your customers.

The models are used by some of the most successful entrepreneurs, including Bill Gates and Michael dell.

23 hoursUnder USD 50View More details
Business Development & B2B Sales for Startups- Sales ValleyMarketing and SalesFrom making your first sales to getting your first meeting, the course covers the A to Z of business development and sales.6 HoursUnder USD 150View More details
Learn Fundamentals of Digital MarketingMarketing and Sales (Digital Marketing)

It is a short and precise course that gets you introduced to the basics of digital marketing.

In the course, you learn what is digital marketing and how does it help your business?

1.5 hoursUnder USD 25View More details
The 8 factors – Gain Clarity and Grow your BusinessBusiness operations

Michael C bush, the course creator is a Stanford postgraduate and the course is a part of his learnings.

He developed the 8 factors business framework while struggling with his Business.

9 hoursUnder USD 40View More details
Productivity and Time Management for the OverwhelmedProductivity and self-improvementThe course teaches you some basic stuff like creating a plan that fits your personality/plan and some advanced stuff like how to take control of your mindset and energy level to increase your productivity.2 hoursUnder USD 60View More details

1. A brief overview of Entrepreneurship

What if you wanted a crash course to understand everything about entrepreneurship?

What if you wanted all the ‘entrepreneurship talks from an experienced entrepreneur’ presented to you in a small package (minus all the management B.S they talk in seminars, webinars and MBA colleges)?

The course I am going to introduce next on the list is the one that will teach you some real entrepreneurial lessons in the shortest time possible.

The Essential Guide to Entrepreneurship by Guy Kawasaki

The Essential Guide to Entrepreneurship by Guy Kawasaki

Course Brief:

Guy Kawasaki is the most famous name in the entrepreneurial community across the globe.

He started his corporate career by selling the Apple Macintosh computing in 1984.

He later went on to become Apple’s chief evangelist for four years. Since then, he has served on boards of Google, Canva and a lot of other famous companies.

He is undoubtedly the living legend in the world of startups and businesses.

In this short course, Guy Kawasaki discusses the concept of launching a company and what you can do to avoid the pitfalls.

Again, it is a simple, straightforward course to help you start a business and learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship.

Course Outlay:

The course is divided into short chapters explaining each step of becoming an entrepreneur.

The course ends with Guy Kawasaki answering some questions asked by entrepreneurs like “When do you know when you have a winning idea?” and “How do you stay positive during the lows and stay calm during the highs?” 

  • Introduction
  • Launching
  • Pitching
  • Fundraising
  • Building a Team
  • Social media
  • Evangelizing
  • Conclusion

Students and Course Rating:

At the time of writing the blog, 20,000 + students had enrolled in the course, out of which approx. Three thousand students had given an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 to the course.

The Essential Guide to Entrepreneurship by Guy Kawasaki

Cost of Course: USD 75 (approx.)

Course Duration: 4 hours

2. Course to help you Understand Entrepreneurship

Are you someone who wants to be an entrepreneur but is struggling to take the plunge because the life of an entrepreneur scares you?

Well – if you are someone who wants a bit of preparation in understanding the basics of entrepreneurship, look no further.

The program (it’s a combination of courses) I am going to recommend you is the one that teaches you all the basics and advanced concepts of entrepreneurship.

Business Foundation Specialization 

Business Foundations Specialization by The Wharton School

Course Brief:

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania offers the Business Foundation Specialization course taught by eight prominent faculty members.

These experts in their fields bring in their specializations, ranging from digital marketing to fundraising, analytics to corporate investment.

This extensive course can be a starting point for an entrepreneur looking to learn the fundamentals of what drives a successful business.

What makes the course stand out from the crowd is the faculty (and obviously, the cost :)) – You learn from the best in the industry.

You will learn branding and go-to-market strategies that will help you make critical decisions that put the customer at the centre; you will master financial accounting and other technical skills.

What else?

Well! Most importantly, you learn to manage people (the backbone of any business), and how to increase their work productivity.

Course Outlay: 

There are six courses in this specialisation:

  • Introduction To Marketing
  • Introduction To Financial Accounting
  • Managing Social And Human Capital
  • Introduction To Corporate Finance
  • Introduction To Operations Management
  • Wharton Business Foundations Capstone

You can choose to do them in any order of preference, or even start with one course that is of interest to you.

The Business Foundations Specialisation also includes a hands-on project that you can complete in each specialisation to earn your certificate.

Each course starts every two months and takes around six months to complete.

The best part about this course is that you can audit it for free.

Who should take this course?

The course is ideal for someone who is starting in the world of business and needs the right direction to get into the industry.

It is a comprehensive course that teaches you a bit of everything about running a business. Moreover, the course helps you self introspect your self as a future business owner. By the end, of course, you have seen the mirror and understand the next steps required to improve a specific skill set.

Think of the course as an MBA crash course from one of the best MBA Colleges in the world.

Wharton’s marketing department has earned the reputation of being the top marketing department in the world, and insights of their faculty will aid your business learning curve and help you get ahead.

Students and Course Rating:

At the time of writing the blog, there were 104,053 students enrolled in the program. All the courses under the program have an average rating of 4.5+ out of 5.

course feedback wharton school

Cost of Course: FREE 7 day trial (approx USD 70/month after that)

Course Duration: 7 months (2 hours/ week)

3.  Course to help you at the idea stage of starting a Business

I want to be an Entrepreneur, but I am in a shortage of ideas.

Now, I would highly recommend that you do not pick up any idea that comes to your mind.

As per research by C.B. insights, 42% of the startups fail because of no market need.

You, my friend, do not want to be one of the 42% and add to a dreadful statistic (I am not very fond of this one ☹).

Anyways, if you are someone who is feeling overwhelmed with all your idea taken by someone or other in the market – do not stress?

I have finally found a course to help you ignite your idea machine.

The course will help you unclutter your mind and train yourself to look for opportunities that matter.

How to come up with killer business ideas: complete workshop

How to come up with killer business ideas complete workshop

Course Brief:

One of the highest-rated courses on udemy – How to come up with a killer business idea by Evan Kimbrell is a course to help you get over that mental roadblock and as the course’s tag line says ‘come up with killer business ideas’.

In the course, Evan takes you through the process of coming up with an idea, learning it. Mastering it and then conquering it.

In short, he teaches you the science behind identifying great business ideas.

You are going to love the course if your thought machine has hit a roadblock.

I was sold to the course after reading its introduction and trust me; I am not an easy person to convince 😊.

Course Outlay:

The course is designed to take you through a journey of ‘idea’.

Yes – Evan starts with strategies to come up with new ideas and then teaches you how to do the groundwork.

He moves to the next topic of helping you find ways to come up with an idea and then ends the course with some simple, actionable advice. 

  • Introduction
  • Jumpstart strategies – Start coming up with ideas now!
  • Laying the groundwork
  • Make it fit
  • Ways of coming up with ideas
  • Business Models
  • Evaluate and test
  • Idea advise and commentary
  • Playing with the web app ‘live’

Students and Course Rating:

At the time of writing the blog, there were 68,295 students enrolled in the course. More than 2300+ students had given the course an average rating of 4.5 / 5.

How to come up with killer business ideas: complete workshop

Cost of Course:  USD 100 (approx.)

Course Duration: 7 hours

4.  Course to get going with Business Planning 

From finding the idea, we now move to the next stage of evaluating an idea.

If you are an entrepreneur who has an idea and has done some groundwork around evaluating an idea, It’s time to move to do some real work.

Time to get down to some real work and start planning your Business.

The course I am recommending here is a course that is equally helpful for aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners or entrepreneurs who are already running a business.

The Complete Business Plan Course

The Complete Business Plan CourseCourse Brief:

Chris Haroun, the instructor for the course, is a man of many talents.

He runs a V.C. firm.

He in on board of many prestigious companies.

And he follows his love for teaching as a guest faculty for Berkley and Stanford.

Wait-2…I am not done yet.

Chris is also the author of the book ‘1010 crucial lessons they don’t teach you in business school’.

Forbes referred to the book as “1 of the 6 books all entrepreneurs must read”.

The course ‘Complete Business Plan’ teaches you how to make incredible business plans.

I know business plan creation is a scary topic for the first time and established entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Most of us fret over the thought of creating a business plan.

At least, I did ☹ – until I mastered the art of creating a business plan (thanks to course 😊).

Chris simplifies the process for us by providing us with 50 templates (yes – you read it right).

He is giving you 50 templates to help you master the art of business plan creation.

That’s helpful and the right way of making this complex topic easier to understand and more relatable.

Course Outlay:

The course is your road map to creating a business plan.

Follow it from start to end and you should be able to create a professional business plan that you can further use to raise funds for your business or startup. 

  • How to take this course and how to use the 50 included plan business templates
  • General business Plan Inputs
  • Your Cover Page
  • Your Executive summary
  • Your Management team
  • Your product services
  • Your customer and market
  • Your competition
  • Your go-to-market strategy
  • Your sales + marketing strategy
  • Your milestones
  • Your others / misc. / risks
  • Your financials
  • Your appendix
  • Creating Your final business plan output
  • Creating your final presentation file output
  • Learn how to make the excel file from scratch
  • Course completion

Students and Course Rating:

At the time of writing the blog, there were 3,825 students enrolled in the course. More than 3800+ students had given the course an average rating of 4.7 / 5.

The Complete Business Plan Course

Cost of Course: USD 150 (approx.)

Course Duration: 9 hours

 

5.  Course to help you with Financial Planning

Ran out of cash is one of the top 3 reasons for the failure of startups. With the right financial planning, you can save yourself from falling.

The course that I am going to recommend here is a short and sweet online course for small business owners and entrepreneurs that will help you get hold of your Business’s finances.

How to budget and forecast for your Business
How to budget and forecast for your Business

Course Brief:

Tim Berry, the course instructor, is a respectable figure in the field of startups and small businesses.

He is the founder of Palo alto software – the company that develops the best business planning software in the world.

It is also the company that owns the famous website Bplans – A website that has some of the best resources to teach you how to create a business plan for a small business.

Tim is also the winner of USASBE (United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship) Corporate Entrepreneur of the Year award and a USASBE award for teaching.

This course, designed and delivered by Tim teaches you everything you wanted to learn about financial planning.

From the basics of finance to some advanced concepts like Budgeting and payroll, Tim covers it all in the course.

Course Outlay:

The course is a straightforward course comprising of six sections divided into 33 lectures. It is a short and sweet course that can be covered in 2 hours and 19 minutes. 

  • Welcome orientation
  • Basic Financials – Overview and startup plan
  • Basic Financials –Forecast sales and expenses
  • Cash and taxes
  • Next steps
  • Downloads

Students and Course Rating:

At the time of writing the blog, there were 664 students enrolled in the course. The course had an average rating of 4.8 / 5.

How to budget and forecast for your Business

Cost of Course: USD 20 (approx.)

Course Duration: 2 hours

6.  A Course that teaches you how to bootstrap a business

Are you an entrepreneur or a small business owner who has struggled to raise funds from V.C.s because they did not find your idea appealing?

Or are you someone who just does not need the V.C. money?

Well – if you are someone that falls into this category, you – my friend are going to be introduced to a course that teaches you how to kick start your entrepreneurial journey without any V.C. money to support you.

Frankly speaking – I am someone who has done that throughout my life and I would highly recommend that you take the course.

How to Finance and Grow Your Startup – without V.C

How to Finance and Grow Your Startup

Course Brief:

The course is offered by the prestigious London School of Business, London University.

The instructor for the course is Mr John Mullins, who is an associate professor of Management Practice at the college.

The course explains the five models of getting your Business funded by your customers.

The models are used by some of the most successful entrepreneurs, including Bill Gates and Michael dell.

The course further explains – why relying on V.C.s to grow a startup is not the right way to grow your startup.

Course Outlay: 

  • Introduction
  • Why taking Venture Capital is a bad idea
  • Matchmaker Modules
  • Pay-in-advance Modules
  • Subscription Models
  • Scarcity Models
  • Service-to-product Models
  • Putting a customer-funded model to work in your Business

Students and Course Rating:

At the time of writing the blog, there were 59,000+ students enrolled in the course. The course had an average rating of 4.7 out of 5.
How to budget and forecast for your Business

Cost of Course: USD 50 (approx.)

Course Duration: 23 hours

 

7.  A Course to teach you Startup sales and Business development Methods

Sales and Business development are the backbones of any business.

Without sales, there is no money and without money, there is no business 😊.

I know that kind of sounded lame…I don’t know why I wrote it but it did sound better in my head.

Joke apart. The bottom line is – in the competitive world of today, you need out of box sales and marketing strategies for your Business.

After spending a fortune on a series of courses (during my learning curve) and not watching half of them, I zeroed in on one course that will help your small business/startup crack the sale and business development code.

I hope you like it.

Business Development & B2B Sales for Startups- Sales Valley

Business Development & B2B Sales for Startups- Sales Valley
Course Brief:

From making your first sales to getting your first meeting, the course covers the A to Z of business development and sales.

The course covers some conventional topics like how to send a cold email to how to get a meeting to some unconventional topics like how to become a better listener and identify customer’s pain points.

I found the course to be exciting and to the point.

It also happens to be a best-seller course on udemy with the majority of the students raving about the course content and the learnings that they gained from the online small business marketing course.

What also sold me to the course was the 30-day money-back guarantee. The course instructor places a lot of confidence in his course and promises a 30-day refund (no questions asked).

Now that’s how you sell a course 😊 – with good marketing and business development strategy.

Course Outlay: 

  • Introduction & setting yourself up for success
  • Business development and sales strategy and setting your goals
  • Outbound lead generation with cold emails
  • Sales strategy: from your first meeting to closing the deal

 Students and Course Rating:

At the time of writing the blog, there were 17,900+ students enrolled in the course. The course had an average rating of 4.5 out of 5.

Business Development & B2B Sales for Startups- Sales Valley

Cost of Course: USD 150 (approx.)

Course Duration: 6 hours 

8. Get Introduced to Digital Marketing

As a small business owner or founder of a growing startup, what is one skill that you should have to make sales?

I don’t know what your answer is but my answer is digital marketing.

Digital marketing is vital because your businesses today rely on the internet for everything ranging from lead generation to payment collection. Without digital marketing, you and your Business are living under the rock.

I know you aren’t a digital marketer and do not even have time to learn everything about digital marketing.

This I why I am recommending a course that is to the point and teaches you the fundamentals of digital marketing.

As a small business owner, you are free to peruse your interest further in digital marketing to grow your business.

Learn Fundamentals of Digital Marketing

Learn Fundamentals of Digital Marketing

Course Brief:

It is a short and precise 1.5 hours course that gets you introduced to the basics of digital marketing.

In the course, you learn what is a digital marketing and how does it help your Business.

The course also further elaborates on different techniques used to implement digital marketing.

Note – I am the instructor of the course, so before you start thinking about this as an act of self-promotion, please note that I have two more courses on udemy. I am only recommending the course because I created the course with the sole intention of helping entrepreneurs make sense of digital marketing.

Course Outlay:

  • Introduction
  • What is Digital marketing
  • Overview of SEO
  • Understanding social media marketing
  • Email Marketing
  • Role of Paid campaigns in digital marketing
  • Affiliate marketing
  • Content marketing
  • Benefits of digital marketing

Students and Course Rating:

At the time of writing the blog, there were 4,200+ students enrolled in the course. The course had an average rating of 4.1 out of 5.
Learn Fundamentals of Digital Marketing

Cost of Course: USD 25 (approx.)

Course Duration: 1.5 hours

9. A course to help your Business when you are running it

By now, I have introduced you to all the courses that take you through the journey of starting a business and some specific topics like marketing, digital marketing, etc.

Am I missing something?

Let me think.

Aha! I got it.

I forgot to help the small business owners and entrepreneurs who already own a business but are struggling to grow the Business or improve the Business.

The 8 factors – Gain Clarity and Grow your Business

The 8 factors – Gain Clarity and Grow your Business

Course Brief:

The course has a catchy tag line. It says, ‘Learn a proven system used to start, manage and grow Business, fast. Get MBA knowledge without the expensive price tag.’

Most of the times, I decide to close the browser when I read such catchy marketing, sales hyped tag lines.

 However, this time I decided to dig in deeper to understand what is it that makes the course a ‘hot-selling’ / ‘top-selling course on udemy’.

And here is what I found – Michael C bush, the course creator is a Stanford postgraduate and the course is a part of his learnings.

He developed the 8 factors business framework while struggling with his Business.

Now – that’s some impressive work.

The course is straightforward, relatable and most importantly, it is delivered in plain English minus all the jargons you read in MBA books.

The course is highly recommended for small business owners and entrepreneurs who struggle while running their own Business.

This course is one of the gems I found on the internet and I recommend it to every entrepreneur who struggles to find – out of box ideas to grow and improve their business.

Don’t you trust me?

Well – wait till you read about the course reviews in the section after course outlay.

Course Outlay:

The course starts with the basics of setting up a business and then moves on to some advanced topics like Strategy, People and Structure.

The course ends with a short session on ‘Elevating your leadership’, 

  • Mission – Vision, Mission and Values
  • Cash – Cash Management with high or low profitability
  • Strategy – Let’s do it right now. You don’t need an MBA to do it
  • People – Attract them, Lead them, Develop them, Fire the Rest
  • Culture – Develop your culture
  • Processes – Getting rid of waste
  • Structure – Optimize your structure
  • Course Conclusion – Elevate your Leadership
  • Classroom sessions

Students and Course Rating:

At the time of writing the blog, there were 2,800+ students enrolled in the course.

The course had an average rating of 4.6 out of 5.

The 8 factors – Gain Clarity and Grow your Business

Cost of Course: USD 40 (approx.)

Course Duration: 9 hours

10. A course to help you better manage your time and improve your productivity

As an entrepreneur, I have always struggled to manage my time.

Don’t judge, please.

Being an entrepreneur is not an easy job. It is the only job where you would want a day to be not 24 but 48 hours long.

One moment you are doing accounts, the next moment you are selling your product and before you know it – you are convincing an employee not to leave your company.

Trust me; the days could not be any shorter fo you.

This ‘time and productivity’ is the most underrated yet most crucial challenge faced by an entrepreneur.

The course I am going to introduce to you is the one that will help you get your s**t — sorry, time and productivity in order 😊 (please ignore my profanity. At times, I get distracted with everything around me).

Productivity and Time Management for the Overwhelmed

Productivity and Time Management for the Overwhelmed

Course Brief:

The best-seller course by Josh Paulsen is a godsend for ‘overworked’ ‘overwhelmed’ entrepreneurs.

You must be wondering who are these ‘overworked, overwhelmed entrepreneurs?’

Well – Welcome to the fraternity, mate.

The world of entrepreneurship is not easy and time is not a luxury anyone has.

The course teaches you some basic stuff like creating a plan that fits your personality/plan and some advanced stuff like how to take control of your mindset and energy level to increase your productivity.

The instructor for the course – Josh Paulsen is a productivity and goals coach for entrepreneurs.

He has helped thousands of students reach their full potential by assisting them to manage their time and better.

Course Outlay:

This is a 2 hours course divided into four modules

  • Introduction and what the course is all about
  • The silent killers of productivity and time management
  • Understanding the fundamental concepts and fundamentals necessary to master productivity
  • Battle-tested and proven productivity and time management techniques

Students and Course Rating:

At the time of writing the blog, there were 18,800+ students enrolled in the course.

The course had an average rating of 4.4 out of 5.

Productivity and Time Management for the Overwhelmed

Cost of Course: USD 60 (approx.)

Course Duration: 2 hours

Frequently Asked Questions  (FAQs) about Online Courses for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners

entrepreneur in doubt

What are the best online business courses?

  • The Essential Guide to Entrepreneurship by Guy Kawasaki
  • Business Foundations by Wharton
  • How to come up with killer business ideas: complete workshop
  • The Complete Business Plan Course
  • How to budget and forecast for your Business
  • How to Finance and Grow Your Startup – without V.C.s
  • Business Development & B2B Sales for Startups- Sales Valley
  • Learn Fundamentals of Digital Marketing
  • The 8 factors – Gain Clarity and Grow your Business
  • Productivity and Time Management for the Overwhelmed

The above-listed courses are the best online business courses for entrepreneurs and small business owners looking to upgrade their skill set.

Can you take business classes online?

Yes – the beauty of online classes and online courses is that everything is recorded and stored on a learning management system that you can access anytime (as per your convenience).

What is the best course to start a business?

The best courses to start a business include:

  • The Essential Guide to Entrepreneurship by Guy Kawasaki – to learn everything about entrepreneurship in a short and precise crash course
  • How to come up with killer business ideas: complete workshop – the course will help you find a profitable idea to start your business
  • The Complete Business Plan Course – the course teaches you how to create a business plan to help you raise V.C. funding or bank funding
  • How to budget and forecast for your Business – Learn the basics of finance to manage your finance better when you start a business
  • How to Finance and Grow Your Startup – without V.C.s – Another important course for first-time entrepreneurs that teaches them the concept of starting a business without V.C. funding

Are online business courses worth it?

Online courses are worth your time and money – provided, you chose them wisely based on your requirements and not on the sale price offered by the website or the author of the course.

How do I start a small business course?

To start a small business online course, all you got to do is enrol to one of the best online business courses and get started by learning on the LMS that hosts the course.

What qualifications do I need to start my own business?

To start a business, you do not need any formal qualifications. However, it always helps to upgrade your skillset by taking online courses on the internet to learn from the experience of other entrepreneurs.

What are the benefits of online learning for entrepreneurs and small business owners?

  • Flexibility – Study at your own pace using the 24 X 7 available online course available in a Learning Management System
  • Affordable – All the online course in a proper class would cost you ten times the value of an online course. No doubt, online learning has gained so much popularity in entrepreneurs looking to upgrade their skill set
  • Comfortable learning – What better than sitting at the comfort of your home, learning at your own speed.
  • Geographical flexibility – Being an entrepreneur there is no better feeling than learning from a teacher who is not bound by geographical boundaries
  • Improve on your skills – An essential benefit of online courses or online learning for entrepreneurs and small business owners is that they can upgrade and improve their lacking skills from the best of trainers across the globe, at an affordable cost at their own pace. If you notice I have courses listed here from some of the best entrepreneurs and trainers who are from Stanford and London business school in the list. What better than getting trained from them?
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