Online Tutorials to Develop or Expand Your Business

Loveland Public Library recently announced that it offered free membership to Lynda.com, but what does that mean?

Starting a business (or keeping one going) comes with a certain number of issues. So instead of spending countless hours finding the right business solution, you can now access over 276,000 online courses and professional video tutorials through Lynda.com to develop or expand your business.

Even our Library Director Diane Lapierre called Lynda.com “a gift to the community” as it offers everything from project management to creating your own mobile app!

Normally a subscription would cost an individual $360 a year, but now you can access it for FREE by using your Loveland Public Library Card. Here is the link where you can access Lynda.com – be sure to click on Create a Profile to access some of these amazing videos:

  • QuickBooks Desktop: Tips and Tricks
  • Recruiting Talent with Social Media
  • Sway Essential Training
  • Time Management: Working from Home
  • Banking for Small Business
  • Word 2016: Templates in Depth
  • Learning Dropbox
  • Business Analyst and Project Management Coordination
  • Salesforce for Sales Managers
  • Human Resources: Using Metrics to Drive HR Strategy

Each course is taught by a trained instructor and you can specify your skill level, everything from Beginner to Advanced. Not big on taking notes? No problem! Each course has a transcript and you can add bookmarks or highlight your favorite sections while adding it to your personal playlist.

Be sure to also check out their Weekly Series. These include short, 2-10 minute videos that helps you stay competitive and keep you updated on the latest trends and best practices for businesses. Here are some of their weekly topics:

  • Monday Productivity Pointers
  • Finance & Accounting Tips
  • Graphic Design Tips and Tricks
  • Online Marketing Foundations: Digital Marketing Research
  • Corporate Video Weekly
  • Management Tips Weekly
  • Creating Wed Media

There’s so much information that is available! Save yourself the time and money by taking one or two Learning Paths. This includes a series of courses that can teach you everything from web design to fostering collaboration and becoming a social media marketer. You may not finish with a diploma, but you can walk away with the skills and experience you need to expand your business.

Loveland Public Library also purchased a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud. This includes programs like Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Adobe Premiere Pro.

Even if you have never used Adobe Creative Cloud before, you’ll be able to take your marketing to the next level after using Lynda.com. For more information about Adobe Creative Cloud or Lynda.com, contact the Computer Lab at 970-962-2599.

 

Jack Dorr is the business librarian at the Loveland Public Library and a contributing writer for the LBDC blog. For business research, contact Jack at jack.dorr@cityofloveland.org or call 970-962-2759.

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