I have been doing quite a lot of FutureLearn (www.Futurelearn.com) courses lately. They are free to do and last between 2 and 8 weeks. You can do them at your own pace as long as you register during the official time period. Once completed you can pay for a certificate or award if you choose, but this is totally optional.
On Monday 8th August a new course is starting which may be of interest to those of you who run craft businesses online. The course is called “Online Business: Planning for Success” and, as the name suggests, is all about planning a new business or reassessing an existing one. The course lasts for 4 weeks (so you need to register before then to do it, though it will probably be repeated later in the year too). They recommend it will take about 2 hours of work per week. I have found some of the courses can be done much faster than the recommended times but of course it depends on whether you have any prior knowledge of the subject and how fast you absorb info.
The course is part of a series called “Online Business Success” which has three other courses to come:
Customer Profiling for Success – starts 12 September
Pricing for Success – starts 17 October
Digital Marketing for Success – starts 21 November
I intend to do all four. Keep an eye out for me in the comments sections if you join in too.
I highly recommend checking out the huge range of courses on offer on FutureLearn. All the ones I have done have been very professional, interesting and entertaining. They cover lots of different subjects including history, language, business, technology and “just for fun”.