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Digital Lifestyles

Category:Technology

Course Level Startup

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Course Description

From cell phones to MP3 players to digital cameras, computers are changing our everyday lives. This course introduces you to digital technologies, including digital audio, digital video, and digital photography. It explores how these and other computing technologies are creating new career opportunities and shaping the world we live in.

Course Benefits

Digital technology is used in all areas of life today. It has changed the way people work and entertain themselves. This module explains the scope of digital technology at home, at work, and at play. It also identifies the different career opportunities made available because of the extensive use of computers in various fields.

Unique Value Proposition

Category:Marketing

Course Level Startup

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How can you figure out what makes your business unique?

Explore how you can differentiate your business from your competitors’ businesses. Learn how to search the Internet more effectively.

In this course, you will learn how to:
hpAssess your business’s strengths and weaknesses
hpExamine the strengths and weaknesses of your competitors’ businesses
hpConduct an effective Internet search for information about your competitors’ businesses

Computer Security and Privacy

Category:Technology

Course Level Startup

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Course Description

This course helps you to identify the various threats to your computer and the data stored on it. You will explore how to protect your computer from these threats by taking some preventive measures. Finally, this course explains the ethical and legal issues related to Internet usage.

Course Benefits

Like any other electronic device, your computer is at risk from damages caused by accident or by intention. Some of these damages can be permanent. You can prevent your computer hardware, software, and the data stored on it from a number of damages by taking certain preventive measures.

Energy Efficiency: Do More for Less

Category:Operations

Course Level Startup

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Course Summary

Find out how to assess and reduce energy use in your business to save money and protect the environment. Learn how to use spreadsheets to assess energy use and adjust your practices.

In this course, you will learn how to:
hpUnderstand how to assess your energy use and how conserving energy saves your business money, preserves natural resources, and cuts back on pollution
hpUse a spreadsheet to assess your business’s energy use

Social Entrepreneurship

Category:Management

Course Level Ready to Export

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Course Summary

Discover how to build a financially sound business idea that will solve a problem in your community.

In this course, you will learn how to:
hpAssess whether a social enterprise idea can create social impact and is financially sound
hpUse desktop or mobile software to record information as you build your social enterprise idea

 

IT for Business Success

Category:Technology

Course Level Startup

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Course Summary

Determine the types of technology solutions that best address your business goals. Learn how different technology issues and capabilities directly and indirectly effect your business.

In this course, you will learn how to:
hpDetermine the types of technology solutions that best address your business goals
hpDecide the best way to implement a technology solution given the circumstances of your particular business

Boost Your Business with Facebook

Category:Marketing

Course Level Startup

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About Facebook Blueprint

Blueprint is an online education tool to help businesses get started on Facebook and Instagram. This Learning Path has been specially selected for SMBs and includes how to create a business Page, how to promote and grow your business and measure the impact of what you do. There are also guides to best practice creative and branding. Learn through stories, facts, videos and interactive quizzes in these short easy to follow modules.

 

 

Presenting Data

Category:Operations

Course Level Startup

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Course Summary

What’s the most effective way to present my business’s data?

Learn about different types of charts and graphs that can help people understand and value your business. Discover how to create effective charts using spreadsheet software. Learn how to choose the right kind of chart for the information you want to convey.

In this course, you will learn how to:
hpDecide what type of chart to use to present your data effectively
hpUse spreadsheet software to create charts and graphs

 

Effective Presentations

Category:Operations

Course Level Startup

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Course Summary

How can you create effective and targeted slide presentations?

Learn how to create slide presentations that are well-designed and targeted to particular audiences. Make sure that you express what you want to say clearly, through the use of effective text, images, and examples.

In this course, you will learn how to:
hpDetermine what information is relevant to a particular audience
hpCreate effective and well-designed slide presentations

Developing High Performing Teams

Category:Management

Course Level Startup

Developing High Performing Teams is the fifth course from Five Leadership Course offered by Cisco through webinar.

Why join the webinar?

Learn the principles and best practices in hiring, building and managing great teams. Achieve a more successful team dynamic for business growth by:• Defining high performance teams
• Understanding Corporate Culture and Leadership and its impact on teams
• Hiring and managing high performance teams
• Understanding the dialogic principle of establishing awareness, presence, and consciousness

About the speaker:

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Robert Schaffner is a native Austrian and has lived and worked in Austria, Germany, Australia, and currently makes his home in Singapore. He started his career as a technologist 25 years ago at Siemens. In 2006, he co-founded Avodaq, a German IT system integrator. He co-founded the collaboration software company, Andtek, in 2011, which he later sold. Robert’s passion is teaching leaders, sales teams, and organizations how to have impact on individuals, organizations, and society.

He has just written a book with Pat Bodin and the title of the book is Get In the Boat – A Journey to Relevance.

Selling Online

Category:Finance/ Accounting

Course Level Startup

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Course Summary

How can you create effective online marketplace listings for your products?

Learn how to maximize the use of selling online in your business. Learn how to create effectively put together online listings for your products. Explore how you can use photo-editing software to improve your product photos and advertisements.

In this course, you will learn how to:
hpCreate effective titles, descriptions, and photographs for your online product listing
hpImprove your products’ photographs using photo-editing software

Legal Aspects of Cross-Border E-Commerce

Category:Technology

Course Level Growing

Legal Aspects of Cross-Border E-Commerce

About this Course:

Learners will be introduced to the legal aspects of cross-border e-commerce. Clients prize Baker & McKenzie for its breadth of access to markets, as it can individually guide cross-border transactions without using external local counsel.

Learners will be acquainted to legal entity critical to doing business in the global electronic marketplace. It includes regulations specific to certain products and services, advertising, intellectual property issues, enforceability of online transactions, taxation and data privacy protection.

Instructor: Elizabeth Opena, Partner, Quisumbing Torres

Course Type: Self-Paced

Lesson Length: 20 minutes

 

 

Basics of Finance

Category:Finance/ Accounting

Course Level Growing

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Course Summary

How much do you need to sell to make a profit?

Learn basic concepts of business finance that help you calculate expenses and find out when you will make a profit. Explore using a spreadsheet to easily make necessary calculations.

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Determine types of expenses
  • Calculate your break-even point
  • Use a spreadsheet to make your calculations easier

Strategic Planning

Category:Operations

Course Level Startup

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Course Summary

Learn to use a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) analysis to choose the best strategies to help your business reach its long-term goals. Look into how you can start today.

In this course, you will learn how to:
hpUse a SWOT analysis to consider your businesses Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats in order to select the most effective strategies for the success of your business.
hpMake the process easier by integrating word processing and spreadsheet documents

This course was developed in collaboration with the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, as part of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Advancement and Development through Entrepreneurship Programs and Training (ADEPT) partnership for Myanmar (Burma).

 

Inventory Management

Category:Operations

Course Level Ready to Export

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Course Summary

How much do you need to sell to make a profit?

Learn ways to manage your inventory to maintain successful business operations and maximize your profit. Discover different technologies for managing inventory. Learn why inventory management is essential to your business as a whole.

In this course, you will learn how to:
hpChoose the best method of inventory management for your business
hpUse different technologies to manage your inventory

 

Tool for Business Plan Development

Category:Operations

Course Level Startup

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About this Course:

The C-BED Tool for Business Plans is a companion to the C-BED training tools for Aspiring Entrepreneurs (AE) and Small Business Owners (SBO). It is designed for groups who have already completed these training tools and will be able to draw on this work to complete a business plan.

The Tool for Business Plans is part of  Community-Based Enterprise Development (C-BED), a low cost, innovative training program designed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) to support skills development and empowerment in local communities for improvements in livelihoods, productivity and working conditions.

The training tools incorporate hands-on, activity based lessons, maximizing the use of diagrams and pictures so that both literate and illiterate participants are able to learn together. This alternative teaching method has been found to promote increased leadership and participation during the course and translates to greater individual feelings of empowerment and ties to the community once the course is complete.

Available Lessons:

The tool is divided into two sections. In Section #1 an introduction to each element of the business plan is provided along with instructions and examples on how to capture the relevant information for your business. Links to the activities completed in C-BED for AE and SBO are provided, as well as referral to other C-BED training tools for those entrepreneurs needing to develop their skills further. In Section #2, an overview of the business planning process is presented and a blank template for business plans is provided.

 

Finding Funding

Category:Operations

Course Level Startup

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Course Summary

How can you find funding to start or grow your business?

Explore sources for start-up funds for your business. Identify which sources are the best match for your needs and learn what to consider before you apply. Explore how to search the Internet to find potential funders and then bookmark sites you find using social bookmarking. Finally, learn how to download and print applications for funding.

In this course, you will learn how to:
hpFind sources for start-up funds
hpIdentify the sources that are best for your business needs
hpUse social bookmarking
hpDownload and print applications

 

Managing Contact Information

Category:Operations

Course Level Startup

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Course Summary

How can you capture the right types of information about your customers and other contacts?

Explore how to gather and access key information about your customers, potential customers, suppliers, and other contacts.

In this course, you will learn how to:
hpRecord important information about your business contacts
hpCreate new contacts in a contact management system
hpSearch for contacts in a contact management system

 

Tool for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Category:Operations

Course Level Startup

About this Course:

This Entrepreneurship and Innovation (EI) training is designed for individuals that have existing enterprises, particularly those that have been recently established or those that have identified problems.

After EI training, participants will better understand how to innovate through an innovative process, and how to use the tools presented to spend time on innovating within their businesses. Participants will have a new skill set and confidence to think creatively, come up with innovative ideas and test these with people in and outside their business.

The EI is part of  Community-Based Enterprise Development (C-BED), a low cost, innovative training program designed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) to support skills development and empowerment in local communities for improvements in livelihoods, productivity and working conditions.

Available Lessons:

  1. Overview of the programme
  2. Introductions
  3. What is Innovation
  4. Creative Thinking
  5. Problem Definition
  6. Create Ideas
  7. Filter
  8. Pilot
  9. Action Plan

Eligible for Certification: Yes

 

 

 

Getting the Most Value from Card Acceptance

Category:Operations

Course Level Startup

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Course Description:

Today we’re going to talk about how small businesses can expand and strengthen their enterprises by mastering electronic payments. Electronic payment technology continues to expand and improve, replacing cash and checks for government, consumers and small businesses. Many of the advantages of convenience and efficiency are so obvious that we don’t even think about them. There are many other features and capabilities of debit, credit and prepaid cards that can be overlooked or become confusing. With more and more use of electronic payments, Master Your Card is here to make sure everyone realizes how they can get more from their money by using the full power of electronic payment networks.

Course Type: Self-Paced

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