The SCORE Business Learning Center (SBLC) provides aspiring and existing small business owners in-depth online learning paths of specific business topics, such as online marketing, startup basics, and more.
At the end of a learning path, users will feel they have a better understanding of their chosen topic and the resources available for continuous learning. They will also have a mentor they can work with to apply the learning to their business.
The interactive programs include:
Simple Steps for Starting Your Business
If you’re thinking about starting your own business, this course will teach you how to be well-informed and confident when you evaluate your ideas. You'll learn how to research industry profile data, customer data, financial projections, and more.
Simple Steps for Exiting Your Business
This program focuses on the tactical steps business owners can take now to create a plan for exiting their business smoothly. By taking into consideration succession planning, retirement planning, and estate planning, business owners can begin to develop a strategy to secure their future and the future of their business.
This five-part course provides valuable insights to help you make the right financial decisions for your business, such as how to manage your cash flow, create a profit & loss statement and prepare a balance sheet.
Are you marketing your small business strategically? Learn how to gather competitive intelligence, create a branding strategy, devise a marketing plan, and more. Set yourself apart from the competition, and increase profits with these easy-to-use tips.
Discover how to effectively manage your company and learn how to implement a strategic plan, protect your intellectual property, value your business, identify ways your company can grow and much more.
In this step-by-step program, you will learn the basics of starting your own successful business including how to create your business plan, conduct a market analysis, determine your company’s legal structure and assess your financial needs.
Online Marketing for Small Business Owners
In this course, you’ll learn the critical steps to get your business online, such as how to brand your business, top tips for choosing the right domain name, best practices for building your website and ways to leverage social media for growth.
.net is the place to build a startup, to begin a side project, or to start all over again. As one of the first web domains, .net has the credibility that comes with experience to help businesses begin, grow and get their best shot online.