Biz Dev Done Right

Improve Your Skills Online to Progress in Your Career

Posted by Carl Gould on June 07, 2017
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Starting and running a business requires many things and having certain skills is definitely one of the things that you should put your focus on in this 2017. Lack of skills is one of the main reasons why people are not making progress in their careers. Skill gaps often lead to lower customer satisfaction, delays in product presentation and many other problems. (1) The same goes for those running a business. The good news is that acquiring skills today is much simpler than 10 or 50 years ago. Namely, you can now learn a wide range of skills online. There is no doubt that this practice is convenient, flexible and provides comfort and lets people get a new perspective on business. The following is a short list of 6 skills everyone can learn online for a productive and profitable 2017.

1. Statistical data analysis

This might sound like something very complicated, but once you start learning it online, you will see that you were wrong. Besides business owners, students can benefit from acquiring this skill too. There are many software solutions for this type of analysis and it is up to you master these programs. In this way, you can make better market shares predictions, analyze profit tendencies and do other things that will improve productivity.

2. Web design

Now here’s another skill that is great for business. As you are probably aware, almost every modern business is looking for a way to be presented online and websites are still the most wanted form of presentation on the World Wide Web. There are many websites that provide online courses and tutorials that can help you become a good web designer. (2)

3. Fashion design

This might not be the favorite choice for everyone, but the truth is that this skill can help you make this year more profitable and more productive. Clothes are one of the basic items in the lives of almost every individual. This means that people will always buy clothes. Use online videos found on video sharing website and websites where you can get step-by-step guides related to fashion design and how to draw the perfect piece of clothing.

4. Business research

Business research is a broad term which usually involves things like researching a few businesses in one industry or researching the structure of a business for investments or presentation. If you conduct some research you will notice that there are many online articles and videos related to business research that can help you.

5. Make-up skill

Did you know that this is one of the fastest growing businesses today? If you are prepared to start a new business, you might take this skill into account. Obviously, the best way to master this skill is to watch videos and to visit websites that have articles with many how-to images.

6. Run a blog

Finally, it’s a smart move to master the art of creating and running a blog. With the help of a blog, you can showcase your work and skills and establish yourself as an authority. Choose the form of your blog and the things you share on this blog wisely.

Follow these timeless tips for acquiring useful skills over the Internet for a successful 2017.

(1)    https://hbr.org/2012/02/how-employers-can-help-solve-t

(2)    http://justcreative.com/2015/07/02/10-best-free-online-courses-for-web-designers/

Carl Gould is a business growth expert, mentor and entrepreneur. He built three multi-million dollar businesses by age 40, has mentored the launch of over 5,000 businesses, and has trained and certified over 7,000 business coaches in 35 countries.  Carl has written 3 best-selling books on business strategy and growth (Blueprint for Success, The 7 Stages of Small Business Success, and most recently Biz Dev Done Right). Gould regularly appeared on the home improvement reality TV show “ThisHouseToo”, and each week he co-hosts “Quit and Get Rich” on iHeart® radio.  Carl is married with three children and lives in New Jersey.

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