Online courses to help over 50 small business owners

Fortunately, there are resources that can help aspiring entrepreneurs learn how to navigate these decisions. AARP launched the Skills Builder for Work platform to help experienced learners bridge the skills gap. The platform offers free and paid courses and certification programs. Consider these entrepreneurship courses to get you started:

Basics of small business. Get started with this free crash course in small business management. The course offers “a fundamental understanding of the most critical areas of small business management and will help you assess whether a career in small business is right for you. You will leave with a clear understanding of the essential skills needed to run a successful small business.”


at Denny’s

15% off dine-in and takeout orders

See more restaurant offers >

Basics of internet business. This free course is an excellent resource for any aspiring entrepreneur, whether starting a product or service-based business, to explore the necessary actions and strategies to succeed in the online marketplace. This class covers the importance of problem solving, finding your target audience online and connecting with their needs.

Finance 101 for entrepreneurs. Budgeting and cash flow management are two of the most challenging aspects of entrepreneurship, especially for creative and social entrepreneurs. However, financially sound businesses are best positioned for growth. The Finance 101 course for entrepreneurs covers “fundamental concepts of finance, including financing startups; prices; cash flow; and financial ratios.” You can earn credits from certification bodies such as SHRM and HRCI.

Introduction to entrepreneurship. Find out what decisions need to be made before starting a business and the success factors for staying in business long-term. This course also covers the strategic planning process and the financial and operational requirements for getting started.

Changes in workforce demographics indicate that investment in reskilling and upskilling is a critical expense for aspiring entrepreneurs and established business owners, regardless of company size and tenure. Business leaders must make lifelong learning a priority in order to deliver relevant, impactful products and services with changing customer needs in mind.

Advance your knowledge with free and paid certification programs available through the Skills Builder platform in entrepreneurship and small business management. Visit the Small Business Resource Center for those over 50 for dedicated resources on starting, managing and growing your brand.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *