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The 10 Best Online Courses to Learn Critical Business Skills

Online courses

Gone are the days when we had to go back to school to learn a vital career or business skill. Now, we have many self-learning options that can take you from an also-ran to front runner.

So we asked members of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) this question: What is your favorite online site to learn critical business skills, and why?   

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What Would You Do With 20 More Hours per Week?

Get More Done

By now, it’s become commonly accepted that multitasking is bad. However, there are several opportunities throughout the day during where “double-tasking” can be your the best friend of a young professional.

By grouping the activities below together, I routinely add up to four hours of productivity to my day…   

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8 Great Ways to Step Up Your Networking Game


Networking is never easy. Even the online kind, when done right, is work. Hard work.

To help you get the most out of your networking efforts, our friends at Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) asked their members: What is your one great tip and/or tool for networking?   

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6 Unique Networking Tips That Actually Work

Networkind Made Simple

Six years ago, in a Blockbuster store of all places, I was approached by a guy who also happened to be named Adam.

As we talked, we discovered we were both in marketing; he a copywriter and me on the tech side. After 5 minutes, we knew the relationship would be mutually beneficial. That is networking!   

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12 Things I Wish I Had Known Before I Graduated


Eight years ago when my partner and I started our branding firm, we were both in our twenties and had a desire to make a mark on the world. Yet, as young guns with no prior agency experience and $250 to our names, all we had was ambition and heart. Everyone warned us how much we had to learn,  but you don’t realize how little you know until you actually take the leap. If I were 22 all over again, here’s the note I would’ve left pinned to my door: Never Eat Your Soul to Fill Your Belly It’s one thing to be hungry. It’s another to give   

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