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    • mapleleaf1010
    • By mapleleaf1010 12th Apr 18, 7:34 PM
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    Reputable training providers for opening an online business
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    • 12th Apr 18, 7:34 PM
    Reputable training providers for opening an online business 12th Apr 18 at 7:34 PM
    I'd like to have an online business as a second source of income and be able to work from home.

    I haven't decided what kind of business I want yet, so, I will need to explore some options.

    Do you know of any reputable training providers (distance learning)?

    Any particular courses you recommend?

    Cheers
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    • TyreLever
    • By TyreLever 14th Apr 18, 7:06 AM
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    Try Open University. I read in another post on here that they do some free online courses in various stuff.
    Sometimes my advice may not be great, but I'm not perfect and I do try my best. Please take this into account.
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    • By Nothanks 17th Apr 18, 6:27 AM
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    If it were easy, everyone would do it.

    Suggest deciding what you're good at, what skills do you have to build on?

    I've worked with hundreds of businesses over the years, exactly none of them has started with "I want to work from home, let's find a course".

    Sorry if this sounds harsh, I just don't want you to waste your time. First step would be to write a list of all your "assets" - so skills, resources, network, time, what you enjoy. Then look at how they could potentially be monetised and any gaps in your knowledge or skills. THEN look for a course if necessary to bridge those gaps.

    Just my 2p.
    Anything I post is solely MY OPINION. It never constitutes legal, financial or collective bargaining advice. I may tell you based on information given how I might approach an employment dispute case, but you should always seek advice from your own Union representative. If you don't have one, get one!
    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 17th Apr 18, 10:03 AM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 10:03 AM
    I'd like to have an online business as a second source of income and be able to work from home.

    I haven't decided what kind of business I want yet, so, I will need to explore some options.

    Do you know of any reputable training providers (distance learning)?

    Any particular courses you recommend?

    Cheers
    Originally posted by mapleleaf1010
    You need to have a viable business idea first, then analyse if its viable or not, then take guidance if required on how to develop it.
    "We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own problem."
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