“The answer to growing as an individual or company, is to find a suitable course to get better. These course are valuable to make a better contribution and also feel better about yourself.” Peter/CXO Wiz4.biz
Training Classes: Entrepreneurship, Career, Marketing, Project Mgt & Management, Tech, Design, Communication, Writing.
Why? Have you ever wanted to boost your professional skills but been held back for one reason or another? Maybe you, your family or your company doesn’t have a training budget. You can’t imagine the thought of spending up to $500 for a class. Maybe you’re not sure where to find the right class for you. Or maybe you’re simply overwhelmed by all of the options!
How? We’ve updated our round-up of fantastic classes, webinars, tutorials, & videos that’ll help you learn new skills. Best of all, most are “free” and they’re all under $50 !!! All of the classes on our list are appropriate for just about anyone who wants to learn about the topic (no fancy skills or special experience required!). So, choose one or more, and get ready to get to the next level in your career.
A. Entrepreneurship Classes
1. Entrepreneurship & Business Course: iTunes, Free
This comprehensive & highly ranked Podcast series includes expert advice on idea generation, company formation, funding, business plans, marketing strategies, IPOs & acquisitions + much more.
2. How to Build a Startup: Udacity, Free
A seasoned Silicon Valley entrepreneur shares the key tools and steps to build a successful Startup (or at least reduce the risk of failure) in this eight-lesson class.
21 Critical Lessons for Entrepreneurs: Udemy, Free
CEO of DocStoc, shares important lessons learned during his career, first by working with new companies, then from starting his own successful business.
4. Minimum Viable Product [MVP]: Skillshare, Free
Launch your Startup Idea for < $1K. You’ll learn how to quickly validate your ideas in this class.
B. Career Classes
5. Managing your Career: Lynda, Free with membership
Want to build a rewarding career out of your interests, skills, & experience? In this course, a career expert guides you thru the process of pro-actively managing your career.
6. Land that Promotion: Muse University, Free
Looking to move up, but aren’t sure how to start climbing that ladder? Don’t worry. This two-week Email class is full of strategies that’ll set you up for success.
7. Conquer your fear & Career, Career Academy $27/month
The Career Academy is a one-of-a-kind career “school” that teaches you everything you need to know to get ahead and achieve the career success you deserve.
8. How to Get a Job using Social Media: Muse University, Free
In this Email class – in partnership with digital powerhouse Mashable – you’ll learn how to establish your social brand, network with people online, & identify job opportunities via social media.
C. Management Classes
9. Management 101: Muse University, Free
From being a strong leader to dealing with those situations that aren’t in your employee handbook, this month-long class (delivered straight to your Inbox!) will give you the tools you need to manage like a expert Leader.
10. What Great Bosses Know: iTunes, Free
This podcast series by the Poynter Institute is -full of management topics—big & small—that’ll help you get ahead at work.
11. Managing Teams: Lynda, Free with membership
Full of practical tips & useful strategies, this course is a great reference for first-time managers and for more experienced managers who need to address a specific issue.
D. Marketing Classes
12. Content Marketing for New Marketers: General Assembly, Free with membership
Create your first Content Strategy, whether you’re branding your business or yourself + learn how to use content to your advantage.
13. Growth Hacking: Lean Marketing for Startups: Udemy, $49
Whether you work for a startup or just have a startup-sized marketing budget, learn how to grow your product from zero to millions of users with lean marketing techniques.
14. Building an Integrated Online Marketing Plan: Lynda, Free with membership
Learn how to integrate all of your successful marketing strategy—Email, social media, search, & more—without diluting your message in this three-hour Video course.
15. SEO 101: Hubspot, Free
In this free webinar, you’ll learn the basics of optimizing your website for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to drive more traffic for new leads.
16. 5 Insights for Better Marketing: Online Marketing Institute, Free
How to understand your Buyers. In just 40 minutes, discover a practical way to get to the truth about your buyers and learn how just a few insights result in “persuasive” marketing content & campaigns.
E. Project Management Classes
17. Up & Running with BaseCamp management: Lynda, Free with membership
In this course, author shows you how to manage projects, teams, and schedules using popular Cloud collaboration tool Basecamp.
18. Project Management: Essential Tools and Techniques: Udemy, Free
Boost your proficiency in Project Management by learning tools & techniques to manage scope, time, resources, & people.
19. Project Management Best Practices: General Assembly, $25
From developing a solid project foundation to improving communication within your team, this class will provide a clearer idea of where you should focus your energy as a Project Manager.
20. How to Pick a Project Management App: General Assembly, $25
Pivotal Tracker, Trello, Asana, Lighthouse, JIRA. This session will look at a range of different Project Management Apps, their strengths & weaknesses + how to pick between them.
21. Hack your Work Life: Muse Use [University], Free
Are you always wishing there was just a little more time in the day? Sign up for this seven-day class and learn the secrets to unlocking your maxy-productive potential.
F. Tech Classes
22. Build a HTML & CSS Website from Scratch: Skillshare, $40
Perfect for anyone with a Website idea or an interest in learning how to Code, this self-paced class will give you the skills you need to create your own Website. It’ll be “out of sight” !!!
23. Google’s Python Class: Guess Who, Free
A self-paced class for people with a little bit of programming experience who want to learn Python. (not the Snake)
24. The Django Book: Free (for Bookies)
This site is the online version of The Django Book, a free book about the Django Web framework for the Python programming language.
25. Rails for Zombies: Plural Sight (2 Eyes), Free
Learning Rails for the first time should be fun, and this course of videos & exercises definitely is (seriously, you learn how to build Twitter for Zombies).
Learn how to build lightweight applications in this powerful scripting language through online lessons & screen-casts.
27. Git started working with Git: SkillCrush, Free
Get started with developers’ favorite version-control & code-sharing tool, GitHub, in this online tutorial.
28. CodeCademy: Free
Billed as “the easiest way to learn how to code.” The tutorials are interactive, fun, and you can do them with your friends.
28. Getting started with Google Analytics: Udemy, Free
This training course will help you master the basics and see what it takes to turbo-charge your website performance.
29. Program iPhone Apps: Skillshare, $49
Become an iPhone Developer. Do you have an idea for a Mobile App? Whether you’ve ever programmed before or not, this class will help you create your App from scratch.
G. Design Classes
30. Learn InDesign: Layouts, Type & Images: Skillshare, $20
Whether you want to develop marketing materials, design your own resume, or just gain an understanding of the SW, this class will give you a solid understanding of how InDesign works.
31. Web Design Fundamentals: Lynda, Free with membership
This course gives an overview of Web design & development techniques & technologies, fundamental concepts, terms, + best practices involved in professional web design.
32. Wire-Framing: The First Steps of Web Design: Skillshare, $20
To make a well-constructed, organized, & easy-to-use site, you need to spend time planning out your content. Learn how to make the most of this important step in Web design with this self-paced class.
33. Slides that Rock: Skillshare, $25
Perfect for anyone who wants to learn how to communicate more effectively, this class will show you how to design attractive slides that will make people stop & listen, investors to give you $$$.
34. How to Design a Brand: CreatorUp, $40
Do you have a business, but no Branding? Learn how to define your Brand strategy, discover your unique identity, conceptualize a powerful logo, & utilize your Branding effectively.
H. Communication Classes
35. Negotiation Fundamentals: Lynda, Free with membership
Coach, negotiation expert, & Daily Muse columnist shares strategies for asking for a raise, setting fees, promoting teamwork, & bringing out the best in those you manage.
36. Pitching Projects & Products to Executives: Lynda, Free with membership
In this 45-minute course, the author interviews executives from Google, Apple, & Adobe – who share their take – on how to effectively move projects & product ideas forward.
37. The Secrets of Body Language, Udemy, $49
Learn how to interpret the body language of the people around you while perfecting your own non-verbal communication in this two-hour Video class.
I. Writing Classes
38. How to write Killer Content for your Website: Ragan, $29.
Learn from a Web content Management Guru on how to write & self-edit your Website in this convenient toolkit.
39. Personal Essay Writing for Digital Media: Skillshare, $25
How to Grab your Readers’ Attention. How to translate your story into the written word and get it out there in the world.
#40 = 8 Steps to Discovering & Creating Content your Audience will Love: Online Marketing Institute, Free
How do you come up with ideas for content—and then consistently create blogs, articles, & stories your audiences will love? This Video will show you how.
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from the Muse for you’s 7/19 edited by Peter/CXO Wiz4.biz
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