Free Learning Tools to Make Your Business More Tech Savvy

1196025_excited_graduateIt’s astounding how many fantastic free resources are made available by some of the big technology vendors out there.  It’s even more astounding to discover how many people fail to utilise, or even know about, these resources!
So in this post, let me introduce you to a couple of resources you never knew about.  These tools are so useful you’ll want to keep them a secret from others so you can “skill up” on the sly and become a genius!

HP Learning Centre – Free online classes, 24/7! 

This site is like a mini online university.  It offers everything from quick “how-to” videos to comprehensive instructor-led online courses.  Yes, that’s right; instructor led, for FREE.  Click on the “See all classes” tab and you’ll find a long list of classes covering a broad range of topics.  Try out “Create and print your own high-quality marketing materials” under home office, or “The other 90 percent: unlock your vast untapped potential” in business basics, or for the weekend, “Beyond basics: fundamental photography techniques” in the digital photography category.

Microsoft Business Resource Centre

An excellent resource for small businesses, courtesy of Microsoft, that offers personalised self-help, support, community connections, training and articles based on a simple profile created on sign up.  So a small business owner with 10 employees in the finance industry will see content relevant to her, whereas a Creative Director in a 200 staff advertising agency will see different content more relevant to him.  Note that this site is still in beta so it’s subject to changes and content may be a little light-on currently.

Jump on and sign up now – just do it! 

These are only two of close to ten tech learning resources in my internet favourites – what do you think, should I reveal some others in another post?  Would you like to see more?

And don’t forget, you can now subscribe to Small Business Daily by email!

Clayton Moulynox – Evolve IT Australia
We fix business problems, not computer problems –  Develop, Solve, Evolve.
Follow me on Twitter: @claytonhm

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