Top Trainings, Books, Services, and Programs
Free Business Training and Resources:
SCORE--SCORE is a non-profit organization that provides a wealth of information. You can find local workshops, a free business mentor, and tons of online resources. Highly recommend for any new and future business owners.
Business Resources (Graphic Design, Marketing, Business Plans, Research)
Fiverr--Fiverr is a global online marketplace offering tons services, beginning at a cost of $5 per job! You can get any type of graphic design imaginable, tons of website and online experts, video and audio editing, business plans and marketing assistance, even relationship advice and astrology readings! This is the perfect place for anyone who is starting a business on a shoestring budget. (Also the perfect place for freelancers to offer their services!)
Writing and New Author Training:
Udemy Course-- Writing with Flair: How to Become an Exceptional Writer -- The perfect course for those who want to start writing or want to improve their writing skills. The instructor is highly educated and the former editor of the Wall Street Journal. He breaks down each lesson into easy-to-follow steps. (Also once you take one of his courses, he often provides free helpful training!) This is the best-selling writing course on Udemy and I highly recommend it!
K Money Mastery-- This course is specifically designed for those who want to self-publish books on Amazon. It is designed for both authors who write their own books and people who hire ghost writers and make a substantial income from simply publishing books. It is an essential course for anyone interested in self-publishing.
Simple Website Generation Strategies--This is a great value at only 20 dollars! (Sometimes even less if they are running a promotion). This course tells you about unique strategies to promote and market your business that are both free and paid. Most likely your competitors have never heard of these strategies, let alone use them. I gained more valuable information from this 20 dollar course than 200 dollar courses I have taken.
Shopify--If you want to sell products online, this is the website platform to use. I personally used it for my online dog boutique and loved all of the features. There are plenty of tutorials and assistance and they make is simple for anyone to sell products, even without any prior website development experience. (I had zero experience and was up and running after watching a one-hour long video). This site also integrates with social media and makes it possible for you to sell right on Pinterest and Facebook. They have a POS system to use in brick and mortar locations as well. You can also buy your domain name (your website address) right from them and they also host your website. Much simpler and cheaper than having your website built.
Wordpress-- Wordpress is the most popular website building tool. The perk of using Wordpress is that it is very customizable and any type of business can use it. It is perfect for bloggers and you can develop a website for less than 3 dollars a month! As your business grows, you can increase your monthly plan but even the top tier is less than 25 dollars a month. (Just a disclaimer, I have not used Wordpress nor am I an affiliate for them. I am speaking from the information I have gained from tons of other entrepreneurs.)
Blue Host-- If you develop a website on Wordpress (or various other platforms) you will need a website host. A web-host (or server) is like the space that you rent out to put a business in. It's merely the space and does not include furnishings, inventory, etc (that is what your website is for). It can be a confusing topic, but before you develop a website, you will need to know if that platform hosts it (Shopify hosts is for you) and if they do not, you will need to 'rent' online space with a web-hosting service. Blue Host is inexpensive and used by some of the top names in the online world!
Mindfulness & Self-Help Training
The Eckhart Tolle Audio Collection (The Power of Now Teaching Series)--Eckhart Tolle has been titled the most spiritually influential person in the world by some. His teachings are both powerful and progressive. If you are serious about being mindful, content and free from any past pain, this is the audio collection for you! The information I learned about the 'pain-body' was personally life-changing and I hope that you can find the same benefit.
Meditations for Manifesting by Dr. Wayne Dyer--This meditation is unique and based on Dr. Dyer's decades of spiritual study. It is unlike any meditation I have ever experienced, and personally do it several times a week. If you have not heard of Dr. Wayne Dyer, I strongly suggest looking up other work of his. You can find free recordings on YouTube or his podcast on Hay House Radio, and his books, movies and meditations on Amazon and Hay House. His website is also www.drwaynedyer.com .