SBDC provides training resources, both in person and online. Check out these video tutorials to help you gain a better understanding of each topic:
Small businesses are a driving force in our economy. Technology is a powerful tool for small businesses to reach new markets and increase sales and productivity. As our small businesses continue to leverage broadband technology, including smartphones, mobile payments, and the cloud, they must increase security and follow best practices so that they can continue to run efficiently.
Click here to take our free cybersecurity assessment to see how likely your business is to experience a breach. Following the assessment, you have the opportunity to ask for additional assistance or access training on the topic. Get started today!
Additionally, the FCC Small Biz Cyber Planner 2.0 tool helps you create a custom cybersecurity plan for your business, choosing from a menu of expert advice to address your specific business needs and concerns. Please visit their site to read more about this free tool, and check out their tip sheet with other helpful information.
LEARN FROM THE NATION'S LARGEST SMALL BUSINESS E-LEARNING NETWORK:
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Ask your ND SBDC Business Advisor about ComplyRight - a tool available to you through the SBDC program.
Current offerings include, HR 101, a course that covers all the essentials - from recruiting and hiring to discipline and termination. The six part course includes these sessions:
- General Legal Obligations for Employers
- Recruiting and Hiring
- Classifying Workers Correctly
- Managing Your Employees
- Preventing Workplace Harassment
- Discipline and Termination
As a bonus, each course is accompanied by additional free resources, including tip sheets and e-guides. Contact your local SBDC office to get started today!
National Preparedness 2018
September was National Preparedness Month for 2018 and the SBA along with the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety and FEMA, put on an informative webinar with information to prepare, respond, and recover. The webinar was recorder and can be accessed at anytime or you can review the content information here. There is additional information available online as well.
Other Online Resources:
Exporting Your Business - a webinar series
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The US Small Business Administration also has a host of free training and webinars that can help your small business be successful. In addition, their Office of Entrepreneurial Development offers a Business Smart Toolkit workshop.
BusinessUSA's Training Portal that provides nearly 200 online classes, videos, and chat transcripts from Federal resources to guide emerging entrepreneurs and exporters through the basics of starting and managing a business. The content spans all phases of starting and managing a business from registration to financing to tax compliance.