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SBA offers free online course on technology

September 01, 2013

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Small Business Administration is partnering with Microsoft to offer a free technology e-learning series to help small-business owners more efficiently use technology to run their businesses, help grow their businesses and create jobs.

The Business Technology Simplified online course series teaches the benefits of using modern technology that can take businesses to the next level of success.

The online course series is available at www.sba.gov/sba-learning-center/series/business-technology-simplified.

The course covers a range of technology-related areas, including desktop technology benefits; saving time using technology; using Web-based services; reaching more customers by extending a business online; and managing a sales pipeline. 

The series features three online courses. It is self-paced and features audio-guided lessons that are indexed by topic. 

Course participants can test their tech know-how through quizzes after each course, and also can download an e-book of each Business Technology Simplified course for offline reading.

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Course participants who finish the online series will earn a certificate of completion from the SBA. 

Business Technology Simplified adds to the SBA’s growing interactive resource of digital learning courses offered by its Online Learning Center at www.sba.gov/training

Free courses also are offered on starting a business, managing a business, financing, marketing and government contracting.

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