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Accounting Fundamentals for Small Businesses
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Accounting Fundamentals for Small Businesses

$99

with MindEdge Instructor

Calendar Current session started Sep 28, 2022

Following basic accounting principles is an essential and necessary part of any business, regardless of size. As a small business owner, it is crucial to recognize the importance of maintaining proper financial records. Accounting records help identify sources of revenue, monitor the progress of business operations, assist in identifying areas that need improvement, and aid in preparing accurate financial statements. This course will introduce you to fundamental accounting concepts and develop your ability to record and analyze business transactions, and prepare the four major financial statements.

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HR Fundamentals for Small Businesses
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HR Fundamentals for Small Businesses

$79

with MindEdge Instructor

Calendar Current session started Sep 28, 2022

The people who make up your business are among your most valuable assets. Proper management of those human resources is critical for creating and sustaining a skilled and engaged workforce, developing a positive business culture, and generating a competitive advantage. Human resource personnel are involved in tasks like recruiting, selecting, compensating, training, developing, and disciplining employees. Who carries out these tasks varies depending on a business' size and organization. Large organizations may have a dedicated HR manager or even an entire HR department. In smaller businesses, on the other hand, HR responsibilities may be carried out by the CEO or business owner, delegated to staff, or outsourced.

Regardless of whether they will be responsible for carrying out HR tasks themselves, small business owners should be aware of important human resource issues, options, and controversies. This course reviews key areas in human resource management, like crafting job descriptions, finding the right people for those jobs, fairly compensating employees, and responding to performance issues. We also survey important employment laws and some best practices for creating a workplace that is safe and healthy for employees. Experts provide commentary and share their personal experiences relating to common HR issues.

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Introduction to Small Business Management
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Introduction to Small Business Management

$79

with MindEdge Instructor

Calendar Current session started Sep 28, 2022

Introduction to Small Business Management is designed for prospective and current small business owners, entrepreneurs, and managers who want to understand the basics of running a successful small business. Managing a small business can be quite challenging, and this course provides an overview of small business operations, including business planning, legal issues, financial management, human resources, managing people, marketing, and customer care. Small business owners and managers should be better prepared to effectively deal with common problems and capitalize on market opportunities based on what they've learned.

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Law for Small Business
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Law for Small Business

$99

with MindEdge Instructor

Calendar Current session started Sep 28, 2022

Small business owners and entrepreneurs must have a working knowledge of many different fields, including the law. This course covers the basics of business law as it pertains to small businesses, franchises, and entrepreneurial endeavors. The topics include legal structures for new ventures, contracts, intellectual property rights, real property, employee rights, tax responsibilities, and product warranties and liabilities. While small business owners should be familiar with these issues, there is no substitute for having qualified legal counsel. Therefore, the course also explores the relationship between a small business and its legal representatives, how to find a small business lawyer, and at what stage legal counsel should be sought.

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Leading and Managing Small Business
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Leading and Managing Small Business

$79

with MindEdge Instructor

Calendar Current session started Sep 28, 2022

Small business leaders are responsible for inspiring employees to do their part to bring about the organization's goals. Good leaders must have a vision of where the business is going, possess strong communication skills, and be able to bring out the best in the people they lead to make that vision a reality. While the fundamentals of leadership and management are the same in large and small business settings, one or two bad leaders can more quickly have a detrimental impact on a small business.

This course will prepare you to lead and manage employees in your organization, whether you are navigating through periods of change, growth, or stress. You will learn about some of the qualities and values shared by successful leaders, like decisiveness, adaptability, and humility, as well as common managerial challenges and techniques, strategies, and best practices to overcome those obstacles.

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Small Business Management (ACE CREDIT)
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Small Business Management (ACE CREDIT)

$559

with MindEdge Instructor

Calendar Current session started Sep 28, 2022

This online course provides learners with a fundamental understanding of the most critical areas in small business management. Throughout nine segments, learners will explore the varied tasks, such as accounting, budgeting, business law, marketing, and project management, that small business owners must master to be successful. The self-paced course offers an assortment of interactive exercises, videos, case studies, and self-assessments that engage students and provide opportunities to practice business management skills.

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Certificate in Effective Grammar
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Certificate in Effective Grammar

$295

with UGot Class

Calendar Current session started Oct 12, 2022

Whether you're a student or a professional, a career changer or a job seeker, Effective Grammar will improve your grammar, punctuation, and writing skills without making you feel like you’re back in eighth grade English class.

Effective Grammar is a fun, down-to-earth, comprehensive course in English grammar for anyone who wants to enhance their communication skills. - Don’t understand the parts of speech? - Struggling to identify the subject and predicate of a sentence? - Not sure how to spot a run-on sentence or how to correct it?

This certificate covers all that and lots more! You’ll master everything from commas to complete sentences to common sense writing.

After completing Effective Grammar, you’ll be able to send in your well-written essay, submit your winning résumé, or produce a polished report for your employer, confident that your writing will attract attention for all the right reasons.

Put an end to grammar mistakes that detract from your work and open the door to career opportunities as you learn to communicate more effectively.

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Certificate in Project Management
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Certificate in Project Management

$495

with UGot Class

Calendar Current session started Oct 12, 2022

In today’s business environment, there is a need for good project management.  Project management provides visibility of project health to the business and the customer.  Through continuous monitoring, early detection of variations to plan, schedule, and budget can be communicated to stakeholders for quick resolution, including project cancelation.  Project management is one of the fastest paths to promotion by increasing your network through greater exposure.  

 First, gain the skills, tools and templates to confidently develop and maintain a project.  An overview of salaries, certification costs, education and experience requirements are provided.    Then acquire a well-rounded knowledge of the five Project Management Processes relating to the Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide. This basic information will assist you in learning the beginnings of Project Management, whether you are interested in project management, in a project management field, or in any line of work.   Finally, learn the ten Project management Knowledge Areas and their support role and relationships to the five Project Management Processes. 

Classes must be taken in the following order:

- Introduction to Project Management

- Project Management Processes

- Project Management Knowledge Areas

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