Build your small business skills with LinkedIn Learning

You’re a small business owner who embodies the D.I.Y. philosophy.  You do it all from product creation to web design and bookkeeping, but you are by no means an expert in all these areas. Sometimes you feel the need to upgrade your skills but don’t know where to start.

You might not have the money or time to dedicate to in-person courses or workshops but with LinkedIn Learning you can access thousands of courses on demand and at no cost, with your library card!


Are you struggling with financial statements and basic bookkeeping? In the Become a Bookkeeper learning path you will learn about bookkeeping, finance essentials for small businesses and how to understand cash flow.   


With a thorough understanding of financing you suddenly realize that you need to brush up on your spreadsheet skills. Microsoft Excel Essential Training is one of LinkedIn Learning’s most popular courses for a reason: spreadsheets are powerful and versatile tools to help track and sort data. 


Love it or hate it, to sell your products or services you will probably need to promote your business on Social Media.  LinkedIn Learning’s Social Media Marketing Trends is a 2 hour course that was last updated 6 days ago (Aug. 25 2021).  So you know you are getting current and relevant information.


To capture your products at their best LinkedIn Learning offers many photography courses, including ones specific to Food and Drink Photography and Craft Photography.


LinkedIn Learning offers in-depth courses on the most popular website platforms including WordPress, Squarespace, and Wix.   Business owners looking for a more robust online store can also learn how to use  Shopify or WooCommerce

After all that learning it’s time to take a break. Get some fresh air, drink some herbal tea, listen to some relaxing music… or watch some of LinkedIn Learning’s videos on Relaxation!

Get Started with LinkedIn Learning today!  You will first need to sign in with your Library Card and PIN.  If you do not have a Library Card you can fill in our Online Library Card Application. For more information the Video Tutorial below on how to use LinkedIn Learning.

This post is part of a multi-post series on LinkedIn Learning.   Next week we will look at LinkedIn Learning courses for the Analog Artist.

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