February 26 ,2015 | by Helen Gould

6 priceless online resources for SME and startups

We take a quick look at some of the most useful online resources for SME and startups.

In order to stay on top of industry news, trends, and general happenings, it’s imperative that business leaders and startups keep themselves in the loop. However, we know that time is one commodity that is increasing in its scarcity, which is why you should check out these online resources that can help you make the most of your precious time.

 

SCORE - This nonprofit association is dedicated to giving out free advice for small businesses. The website holds a host of useful information and gives startups access to education, mentorship, and counseling - so head on over if you don’t know about them already.

 

Entrepreneur Magazine - Another source of information for budding businesses that is packed full of helpful guides on franchising, scheduling, and inspirational knowledge. It’s a must read for companies trying to stay a step ahead of the competition.

 

Small Business Trends - One of the most popular independent small business publications on the internet, this award-winning online resource is exclusively focused on small and medium-sized enterprises. Information here ranges from breaking news to advice on key issues facing startups, definitely worth a look.

 

Khan Academy - While not aimed at businesses, if you’re looking for resources to help improve the skills of your employees then look no further. This nonprofit organisation offers digital courses in maths, science, computer programming, economics and much more.

 

MIT Open Courseware - Keeping with the theme of online education, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has opened up over 60 of its undergraduate and graduate courses to users online, and it’s totally free. Be sure not to miss out on this generous offer from one of the top universities in the world for business and technology.

 

Do More Online - The last to get mentioned should be the first stop for advice if you’re looking to get more out of the online world. This government resource is there to help micro-businesses and sole traders find customers, be more efficient, and effectively sell their goods and services in the digital marketplace.

Helen Gould

Helen is a News Writer for LSBF who writes about education, careers, sustainable business, and women in business.

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