Keep busy during the COVID lockdown and make the most of these online business training resources. Free courses to develop your skills.
One of the great things about the current COVID restrictions and lockdowns is the amount of free time that you currently have. There is no need to spend this feeling bored or thinking about what you can be doing to get you through another endless day of the lockdowns. Instead, make use of all the great resources available for personal and professional development!
The team at Spacey Studios has put together some of our favourite resources that are relevant to Australian businesses, employees, students, or just anyone that is looking to learn a new skill.
At the start of the COVID lockdown measures, the Victorian State government released a website called ‘Upskill My Business’.
This site features a range of free training courses to develop your business skills across a range of topics, including accounting & finance, analytics, business recovery, communication, HR, marketing, sales and much more!
And no, you don’t need to be a Victorian to access this site! Australian business owners, employees or students can access any of these resources.
See all of the resources here: https://upskill.business.vic.gov.au
If you’re looking to develop your digital marketing skills, the Google Skillshop is another great resource to learn all about Google Ads, Analytics, Google My Business, YouTube and more systems provided by Google.
These are all detailed and comprehensive courses that go from the basics, right through to the more advanced stuff. Plus it’s all free to use!
Check out the resources here: https://skillshop.exceedlms.com/student/catalog
If you operate an ecommerce store on the Shopify platform, then Shopify Learn is especially useful for you! Shopify have a collection of training courses that are created to upskill you in business, marketing & sales, store design and products.
The courses cover all types of specific topics within each of these major categories and are taught by professionals in the industry, so you can be confident that you are getting a thorough education to assist with running your ecommerce store.
Access the resources here: https://www.shopify.com/learn
Depending on what system you use for your bookkeeping and accounting needs, you may find some of the courses provided by Xero, QuickBooks & MYOB especially useful for developing your skills in managing the finances for your business.
These courses are included with your software, so log into your bookkeeping system and make use of these great training assets!
The chances of you getting all of this time off work again anytime soon is quite low, so make the most of your time in these lockdowns while we all push through COVID. Keeping yourself busy and developing your skills is a great way to keep your mind positive and to manage your mental health while times are tough. It’s the perfect time to upskill!
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