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Business Training / My Own Business, Inc.
« Last post by Rokeya on Today at 01:32:11 AM »
My Own Business, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that provides a free online business course for the entrepreneur who wants to start his or her own business, and the individual who has an established small business and would like to see that business grow and expand.

The training is broken down into 16 sessions that cover the most important topics for anyone starting or operating a business. The course also includes the following bonuses:

Sample business plans and templates
Quizzes to verify your level of understanding
Video and audio clips from experts share how to overcome common problems
New business start-up checklist covering all business topics
Session summaries to minimize the risks of mistakes.

Business Training / Microsoft Office Training
« Last post by Rokeya on Today at 01:31:18 AM »
Microsoft’s online training site has extensive tutorials on all of the Office 2010, 2007 and 2003 applications, from basic usage to more advanced training. The site also has downloadable training presentations, interactive guides, workbooks and program demos that can help you get more out of these everyday business applications. The software covered includes:

Live Meeting
SharePoint Server

Business Training / Coursera Business Courses
« Last post by Rokeya on Today at 01:30:19 AM »
Coursera is an online learning tool with courses taught by top instructors from universities and educational institutions. Courses include recorded video lectures, auto-graded and peer-reviewed assignments, and community discussion forums. Some courses are free, others start at $29. Financial Aid is also available through the site. Some of the top business courses include:

Leading People and Teams
Construction Management
Human Resource Management: HR for People Managers
Achieving Personal and Professional Success
Conflict Management.

Business Training / Kutztown Small Business Development Center
« Last post by Rokeya on Today at 01:29:08 AM »
Provided by Kutztown University of Pennsylvania this is a growing collection of free online learning programs that focus on entrepreneurial training. The learning programs are a compilation of training materials from the SBA, IRS, Small Biz U, Virtual Advisor and custom programs from the Pennsylvania SBDC Network.

Available programs include:

Bilingual (English/Spanish)
Business Operations and Management
Business Planning
International Business
Management Development
Small Business Tax
Starting and Growing a Business.

Business Training / SBA Online Small Business Training
« Last post by Rokeya on Today at 01:25:17 AM »
The Small Business Administration has a series of self-paced, easy-to-use courses that cover a variety of business basics. Each course takes about 30 minutes to complete, and many of the courses have audio explanations, videos, and podcasts. Here is an outline of the course offerings:

Starting a Business: Starting an online business, business plans, franchises, and adopting technology for business benefits.
Managing a Business: Taking your business global, using technology, preparing a business plan, entering into a franchise, planning for disasters and preventing crime.
Financing a Business: Introduction to accounting and an overview of how to prepare a loan package.
Contracting: Tips for working with government agencies.

Business Training / Online Business Training for Small Business Owners
« Last post by Rokeya on Today at 01:24:21 AM »
It can be difficult to find the right online business training program, especially when you have to invest a significant amount of money into the program in order to see what it's all about. Free online business training programs are a great way to see what's available, explore various learning formats, and get your feet wet in online training before investing money in a paid program. Here are five free online business training sites that not only provide an introduction to online programs but also offer a depth of information that can be invaluable to any business owner.

Health / Healthy living facts
« Last post by Rokeya on November 17, 2018, 11:06:18 PM »
This article is designed to give tips to readers about how they can improve or augment actions in their life to have a healthy lifestyle; it is not meant to be all inclusive but will include major components that are considered to be parts of a lifestyle that lead to good health. In addition to the tips about what people should do for healthy living, the article will mention some of the tips about avoiding actions (the don'ts) that lead to unhealthy living.

"Healthy living" to most people means both physical and mental health are in balance or functioning well together in a person. In many instances, physical and mental health are closely linked, so that a change (good or bad) in one directly affects the other. Consequently, some of the tips will include suggestions for emotional and mental "healthy living."

Health / Top 10 Health Tips for Women
« Last post by Rokeya on November 17, 2018, 11:03:53 PM »
1. Zap your stress.

"The biggest issue I see in most of my patients is that they have too much on their plates and want to juggle it all. Stress can have significant health consequences, from infertility to higher risks of depression, anxiety, and heart disease. Find the stress-reduction method that works for you and stick with it."

2. Stop dieting.

"Eating healthy doesn't mean you have to forgo your favorite glass of wine or a piece of chocolate cake now and then. The key is moderation. Get a mix of lean proteins, healthy fats, smart carbs, and fiber."

3. Don't “OD” on calcium.

"Too much absorbed calcium can increase the risk of kidney stones and may even increase the risk of heart disease. If you're under 50, shoot for 1,000 milligrams per day, while over-50 women should be getting 1,200 milligrams per day mainly through diet -- about three servings of calcium-rich foods such as milk, salmon, and almonds."

4. Do more than cardio.

"Women need a mix of cardio and resistance or weight-bearing exercise at least three to five times a week to help prevent osteoporosis, heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Exercise also promotes good self-image, which is really important to a woman's mental health."

5. Think about fertility.

"While many women have no problem getting pregnant in their late 30s and even into their early 40s, a woman's fertility may start to decline as early as 32. So if you want to have kids, talk to your doctor about options, like freezing your eggs."

6. Appreciate birth control.

"Birth control gets a bad rap, but not only can it keep you from getting pregnant before you're ready, studies show it can lower the risk of uterine and ovarian cancer as well as regulate your cycle."
7. See your doctor every year.

Make sure you get a Pap test to check for cervical cancer every 3 years if you are 21 or older. If you are 30-65, you can get both a Pap test and HPV test every 5 years. Older than that, you may be able to stop testing if your doctor says you are low risk. If you are sexually active and have a higher risk for STDs, get tests for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis yearly. Take an HIV test at least once, more frequently if you’re at risk. Don't skip your yearly checkup. Your doctor needs to annually assess many other issues such as potential infection, your need for contraception, and sexual complaints."

8. Have good sex.

"Sex reduces stress and may lower the risk of chronic disease -- but only if you enjoy it. If anything prevents you from sexual fulfillment, such as dryness or pain, talk to your doctor to find a solution."

9. Get more sleep.

"Sleep needs differ, but if you have trouble getting out of bed, tire easily, or have trouble concentrating, you likely aren't getting enough. Recent studies suggest this can put you at greater risk of heart disease and psychological problems."

10. Consider genetic testing.

"Doctors can now screen people with a family history of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and chronic diseases to assess their risk -- and then consider preventive measures. Talk to your doctor."

Find more articles, browse back issues, and read the current issue of "WebMD Magazine."

Successful Entrepreneurs / Great Entrepreneurial Success Stories
« Last post by Rokeya on November 17, 2018, 10:55:49 PM »
Perhaps, alternately, they started a business with almost no experience -- and little money to fund their efforts.

For example, instead of raising money through crowdfunding or investor funding, some of history's most successful entrepreneurs -- especially those who predated crowdfunding and the internet -- raised money by selling their possessions, or utilizing resources they already had. Perhaps, instead of relying on a wealth of experience to influence their choices, they learned on the fly through trial and error.

It’s much easier to understand how this works when you look at historical examples of entrepreneurs who have followed  these various paths. Here are some of the best examples:

1. Andrew Carnegie
You probably recognize Andrew Carnegie’s name, since he’s one of the most famous and richest industrialists of all time. However, he didn’t accumulate his wealth as a result of formal education or a business-charged background. Instead, he dropped out of school at a young age and spent the major portion of his youth performing manual labor. He was a bobbin boy at a local cotton mill and then became a telegraph messenger. It wasn’t until he taught himself how to read and entered the railroad industry that he began to build the empire that would make him (and his family) a fortune.

2. John Paul DeJoria
You may not have heard of John Paul DeJoria, but you’ve certainly indulged in some of the beauty products attached to his name. Now a multi-billionaire and one of the most accomplished entrepreneurs in modern history, DeJoria got his start as a newspaper courier. To make ends meet, he worked as a tow truck driver and a janitor. Eventually, he found his way to working at a hair-care company, where he met his future partner, Paul Mitchell. With minimal experience and a $700 loan, the duo founded a company now known as John Paul Mitchell Systems. From there, DeJoria co-founded Patron Spirits and the House of Blues.

Related: 5 Entrepreneurs Who Started With Nothing - and 3 Lessons to Learn

3. Harland Sanders
If someone asked you for a loan to start a restaurant, but had no formal culinary training or experience, would you make that loan? It seems crazy to think anyone could become a successful restauranteur without a background in the industry, but that’s exactly what Harlan “Colonel” Sanders was able to do. When he started his line of Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants, the only experience he had was cooking for his siblings as a child and working at a number of odd jobs.

4. Joyce Hall
The founder of Hallmark Cards didn’t come from an extensive background of writing greeting cards, nor did he -- yes, this Joyce was a "he" -- have much experience as a businessman. Instead, he got his start selling perfume to his neighbors, then started a business wholesaling postcards to gift shops and bookstores. It was only after a fire destroyed most of his stock that he resorted to making his own cards. From there, he was able to launch a chain that made him millions.

5. Jan Koum
Jan Koum doesn’t get as much press or attention as other tech company founders, but his story is both surprising and impressive. Koum immigrated to California with his family after leaving a small village in Ukraine. He didn’t have much of an education, but managed to teach himself the fundamentals of computer science in his spare time. When he was 18, despite his lack of formal education or training, he was able to attract the attention of Yahoo!, where he cut his teeth as an infrastructure engineer. After a few years working in the then-new computer industry, Koum saw the potential of creating his own app, and launched WhatsApp. In 2014, he sold it for $19 billion.

Be the Best teacher / A good teacher always has objectives
« Last post by Rokeya on November 17, 2018, 10:51:49 PM »
When you start a lesson, make your students understand clearly what they will learn today. You should have clear objectives, as such a plan will help students concentrate and know what they are supposed to do during this class.

You can write something like “do nows” on the board, or just tell them your plan step by step.

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