Taking Time for Training

Posted by: Rod Kurtz on March 1, 2007

We all know that time is money. We also know that investing time into training can often lead to more money by helping create a more qualified, productive workforce.

In the past, small-business owners had three main training options: The cheap route was simply to have employees read through books and other available materials on their own; the moderate choice was to send them to an outside school or seminar; and the high-end option was to bring in an expert for personalized on-site training.

Online learning bridges the gap between these options. Not only are there no travel fees involved for either the trainer or the trainees, but online learning and training are easy to access and provide a mobile component with a sophistication that has never been available before. With on-demand training options, you can receive complete training at a pace that’s right for your business. Additionally, compliance regulations become easier with e-learning when companies are required to train individual employees on certain policies or rules.

At the end of the day, we all would prefer to spend as little time and as little money as we can and still meet our training objectives. Online learning enables you to receive the exact training you need on your time and on your terms.

John Clemons
Founder and CEO
LearnKey
St. George, Utah

Reader Comments

growyoursmallbiz

March 7, 2007 6:36 PM

Training is critical to small businesses.

Something you might be interested in along this vein is the Microsoft Small Business Summit. I've registered to go because they get speakers from all over - marketing, sales, finance, etc. and it's all small business focused.

You can find out more at www.sbsummit.com.

Valerie

May 27, 2007 10:15 PM

With regards to small medium enterprises, besides attending training programs, hiring consultants, are there other alternatives for enhancing employee performance and capabilities?

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