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How can online business courses help you with your start-up business?

Have you considered enrolling in online business courses to help manage your new venture? Starting a new business can be a very scary time, particularly if this is your first foray into the business world. This is why it’s a good idea to check out the available online small business courses, so that you have all of the tools necessary to make your business a success.

Small business courses cover a plethora of topics, all of which will be relevant to your business to some degree or another, as you progress from starting to managing your new business. The topics covered in online business courses will vary, but should include a thorough understanding of how to start a business in Australia, your legal and tax obligations, as well as how to operate your business effectively over the coming years.

Essential topics in small business courses

If you’re just starting a new business, you need to ensure that the online small business courses you investigate include information on creating a business and marketing plan. These are the essential first steps in creating your new business and will be vital if you apply for a business loan, and when you promote your business to your target audience.

Business structures, applying for an ABN, registering your business name, registering for GST, standards of practice, intellectual property, trademarks and insurances are all topics that should be covered at some level in accredited online business courses. Also look for courses that provide information on how to employ people, set up a payroll system and a basic bookkeeping system.

Setting up your business is only the first step in your ongoing success however, so if you already have an established business you might want to look for small business courses that focus on expansion and growth. For example, some online business courses cover how to import and export goods, apply for tenders or contracts, and target customers interstate or overseas.

Some online small business courses focus on specific types of businesses, such as beauty and fashion, childcare services, hospitality and tourism, or project management. Other courses cover transport and logistics, workplace health and safety, sales and marketing, or business management. With so many courses available, you won’t have any problem finding at least one that will suit your needs.

If you’re searching for online business courses, call the team at Australian Online Courses on 1300 76 2221 or send us an email for more information about our courses.