These are some online refresher courses Virtual Precision have been taking over the past few months. We love to learn so will always find the time. These courses are still in progress but we aim to have them completed by the end of this year, before embarking on more.
At the moment we are more focused on the free Digital Garage Courses from Google. There is so much information in bit-size logical pieces, that made us totally rethink everything from SEO and marketing to Adwords and being found in search. It’s unbelievable its free and if you haven’t done this course, I suggest you do. It will open your eyes and make everything make sense to those who have no idea and/or a brief idea of what you need to do to get found in organic search (if you don’t have an Google Adwords budget).
Business Online Support Service (BOSS)
This free online course is provided courtesy of Business Wales. This online course is designed to those who are:
- thinking about, or actually, starting a business
- already running a business
- looking to grow their business
Start Up and Business Planning
- Taking the Plunge (BOSS1) – An overview of what is required to start a business and helps you assess whether you have what it takes to be a success.
- Sizing Up the Market (BOSS2) – Taking you through the market research process, helping you identify the questions you need answers to, explaining where to get information and which techniques to use.
- Winning and keeping Customers (BOSS3) – Designed to guide and support you in developing your marketing.
- Pricing for Profit (BOSS4) – Focusing on costing and pricing, helping you identify the types of costs you may incur in your business.
- Managing Your Finances (BOSS5) – Looking at the key elements of running the money side of your business.
- Managing Your Business Effectively (BOSS6) – Designed to help you to take stock of where you are and to look at the things you need to do to become more efficient and improve your bottom line.
Business Ideas and Innovation
- Creating New Products (BOSS7) – Taking you through every stage from generating initial ideas to launching the finished product on the market.
Digital Garage Course
Digital Garage is a free digital skills course consisting of 23 modules from Google on everything from your website and analytics to online marketing and more. If you complete all 23 modules you can earn the Digital Garage Certificate of Online Proficiency. What’s the point? You will learn a lot and get ahead in best ways to be found in online search, SEO and much more.
TOP TIP: I recommend everyone does this course as there is some invaluable, easy to grasp information to help you make the most of getting found in search, analytics and everything in between.