Training does not have to be expensive, and it does not have to be hugely time consuming. Many think of training as week-long seminars or even college courses. However, these days there other ways to get the training you and your staff might need.
Small Business Development Center
Many local colleges and universities have a Small Business Development Center (SBDC) that offers services such as help with writing a business plan and loan applications. Often they partner with SCORE to provide mentoring services. Typically these are seminars that could be anywhere from a couple of hours on a weeknight to a half day on a Saturday. Sometimes they may even offer classes for training on computer software. Most often they are free or extremely low cost, and they are definitely worth it.
There are so many options for online training these days there is very little need in many instances to ever do training any other way. From webinars to courses that involve reading slides and answering questions, the topics covered and formats offered vary widely. Cost for these types of courses vary as well.
Audit College Courses
There is usually no need to enroll in a university to take a management or accounting class, or any other class you may want to take to make you a better business owner. Many times something can be worked out with the university and the professor where, for a much smaller fee, you can audit the course. You sit in on the class and learn everything you need to, participate as much as the professor will allow, pay much less, and the only tradeoff is you do not receive a grade or any course credit toward a degree.
These are only some of the great options for training available. Lenders always look for qualifications to run the business for which you are seeking financing. Showing that you are working to get the training you need in areas where you are less than qualified, or simply to stay caught up on the topic, can go a long way. Visit Biz2Credit today to tap in to our network of over 1,200 lenders just waiting to help you find the financing you need, whether it is a business loan, business credit cards, or loans against luxury assets, that you need to start or grow your business.