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Free Online Sources for New Businesses

There are a number of free online resources for those who have, or plan to open, a small business.
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By Rachel Lewin
Updated on: November 10th, 2022

happy business man Whether you’ve owned a small business for a few years, or are in the process of opening one, having good resources is a must. There are many free tools online that could help you grow your business.

Online tools can help you learn new marketing initiatives, computer science skills to help you grow your audience, and how to enhance your web presence on the front and back end.

The best part of all these sources is that they are free and you can choose from an array of subjects.

Coding offers interactive lessons for those looking to learn coding. If your business is in the works of creating a website, or has already launched one having the knowledge of computer programming like HTML, CSS, or Javascript could be useful. Whether it is a simple update or having to help build out an entire website, having these skills can make your life a bit simpler.

Other pseudo-academies include Google Code University which has courses in web programming, web security, and programming languages. Udacity offers eleven courses including, “Intro to Computer Science”, “Web Application Engineering”, “Programming Languages: Building a Web Browser”, and “Design of Computer Programs: Programming Principles”.


Interested in updating your marketing skills? Try Inbound Marketign University by HubSpot. Eighteen webinars covering search engine optimization (SEO), keyword strategies, social media marketing, and more are available for “students”.

Shortstack University is a YouTube channel dedicated to providing lessons solely around the use of Facebook. While the first few lessons establish the basics of the social network, the courses soon start to cover how to build an audience, page insights, managing applications, and more.

There are several other popular places to find courses that might interest you and expand your knowledge. iTunes U is where you’ll find courses from Harvard, Stanford, and several other Ivy league schools. MIT open courseware, brought to you by none other than the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, also offers free courses in a range of topics. Udemy has video courses that are taught by CEOs, celebrities, Ivy League professors, and business professionals. TED Talks are also a great way to learn some new skills and get inspired.

The Takeaway

Being knowledgeable in a number of subjects is good for business, as well as business owners. If you are opening up a new business and are looking for a small business loan, or start-up business loan, our knowledgeable associates are ready to guide you through the process. AmOne offers solutions; your call to us is free and we won’t try to sell you anything. Find out how to reach us and learn more about how AmOne can help you today.