I do a lot of reading online and off so I can learn as much as I can about running and growing my business. I recently started a free online course offered by Womens Business Centers called Dream Builder. It offers valuable information and tools for women entrepreneurs who want to start or grow a business.
There are 13 lessons, and I’ve completed the first two. From what I’ve seen so far, and looking ahead at the topics of the other lessons, this course seems very thorough.
I thought lesson one was very interesting because it covered topics I had never thought of like the motivations and characteristics of entrepreneurs. I also liked that it challenges you to explore your own reasons for starting a business.
Lesson two starts the more technical topics such as defining customers, competitors, and market research.
During each lesson you jot down notes to help prepare you to create a business plan. In the tools and resources section there’s even a business plan generator.
I’m looking forward to what’s to come in the remaining lessons. If you want to check it out, click here.