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    InsatiableStudent
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    Hi everyone. Soooo glad to have found this forum. I have just signed up today as I feel lost. LOL. I have actually been trying to look for a course to study that is apt for new entrepreneurs. I am a registered nurse but have been side hustling for years. July last year, my family started a small business out of need as I was the only one that was able to work during the pandemic. Fast forward to today, we did not expect our business to foster. We are almost nearing the $75K mark and would need to apply for GST (I recently just learned, we should have applied for it earlier. Please don’t grill me. LOL)

    I have been looking for a business course to enrol in to be able to bring the business to the next level. I have been listening to business podcasts but as great and very informative as they are, I feel they’re not enough. I am very good at generating/implementing business ideas and marketing strategies, and I have launched profitable micro businesses before but they did not surpass the 5-year itch period. Undoubtedly, I was doing something wrong. I want this one to be “the one”, if you know what I mean.

    I have considered post-grad Entrepreneurship or Business Mgt courses but quite unsure because I don’t have a formal business background. I found Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business BSB40320 and quite interested. But I’m thinking it might be too basic for me? Could I please have feedback or recommendations? Has anyone taken this course? How did you find it?

    Thank you in advance, everyone, for your time reading this and replying. I would greatly appreciate it! =)

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    Dave Gillen – Former FS Concierge
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    Great question @insatiablestudent!

    If you are feeling constantly out of your depth, and know that a qualification and some fundamentals will help you feel equipped for the job, then maybe a business course like that is a good choice.

    Most people who have studied for a career will tell you that about 10% of what they learned was relevant to what they needed in their role. So there will be a lot of learning that doesn’t move the needle for your business, and in fact will be taking time away from the business.

    It sounds like you may need help with something very specific, which may include:
    -Extracting yourself from daily operations so you can spend your time growing/scaling the business.
    -Transitioning from a business that depends on you spinning several plates, to one that can operate/grow on its own.
    -Creating the systems/personnel needed for you to be freed up.
    -Creating a business that could be sold in the future.

    Feel free to elaborate on what your specific needs are. It’s possible there’s a more direct path to your goal.

    Dave

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    Anonymous
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    Please recommend some good course to study in order to scale your business

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    summerstyle333@gmail.com
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    For me this is also very relevant

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    morganacollin
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    Would love to get people’s insight on this! I’m taking an associate business degree and once I wrap it up. I’m thinking of taking more courses. 🙂

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    SofiaSchulz
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    Would love to get people’s insight on this! I’m taking a course about long-term Growth Strategy. Basically, a course that provides interactive explanations about the main frameworks used in consulting to growth a business.
    I’m finding it really interesting and also helpful if you are trying to figure out if business and consulting is the right path for you.

    I suggest you to check it out, the platform is user-friendly so, just have a look at Consultport Academy.
    Maybe here Insatiable Student you will find an answer.

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    Ben
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    Hello all, I would recommend taking a course SEO, it is important both for your business (because you will save money on development) and for the experience. If things don’t work out with your business, this field is always in demand. What will give you SEO:
    – An increase in search traffic;
    – Improvement of the user experience;
    – Collection and clustering of the semantic core;
    – Filling the site with content;
    – Writing unique meta tags and much more.
    If you have a cafe for example, you can raise it in the search results and it will lead to you more customers, if you have an online service, it will be very popular considering all the knowledge that I pointed out. So do not be lazy, learn!

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    Anonymous
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    And I would be glad if you could tell a helpful course on how to improve your business because my business brings me an income, but I would like more.

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    Ben
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    It is best to hire a specialist, to develop your business. Since training will take a long time, it seems to me that it is better to combine training with work and business development. Or you can hire a specialist and learn from him.

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    richardwhite22
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    I would take an editorial course.

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