Sunday, January 25, 2015

Training Support for Small Businesses & Non-Profit Organizations

I recently read a great (and super short) article in the latest ATD Magazine.  It talked about training grants that small businesses in Hawaii can get from the state government.  What a great idea!  Just because you are small (or non-profit) doesn't mean you shouldn't have access to the same great training opportunities big companies can create internally or buy externally.  And to be honest, small businesses and non-profit orgs might need some of the basics even more since they don't have the day to day coaching other companies might have.  The training can be developmental for leaders or employees (presentation skills, how to give feedback, etc), basic skills (excel, QuickBooks) or business skills (online marketing optimization).  They are all out there, ready for your application!

So I did some quick research and I found some other grants or volunteer training offerings for small businesses and non-profits across the country.  I don't endorse any of these, it's just based on a Google search that anyone can do (but may not have the time).  But hopefully it's a good starting point for you if you are looking to bring some new or enhanced skills to your organization.  Let me know if you are looking for something specific and you can't find an affordable solution.  Or comment below if you know, are from or have used an organization for affordable training solutions!

Article from Wall Street Journal about how to find grants

Taproot Organization (for non-profits only)

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