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SBA Partners with Microsoft to Deliver Free Technology e-Learning Series for Small Businesses

By CeceliaT, SBA Official
Published: August 21, 2013 Updated: August 25, 2016

If you're a small business owner, then you know the importance of technology in running your business. Together the U.S. Small Business Administration and Microsoft developed a new resource with you – the small business owner -- in mind to help you more effectively use technology to run and grow your business. The Business Technology Simplified online course series teaches the benefits of using modern technology that can help take your business to the next level of success.

Business Technology Simplified features three self- paced online courses that cover basic technology tools and a range of technology-related areas that are vital to your business. Each course gives tips on how to use modern technology and innovation in the day-to-day operation of a business.  As a business owner, you can learn practical, relevant and easy to use approaches to save time and money, reach more customers, and take advantage of the current business software.

Some of the topics covered in the series include: 

  • Desktop Technology Benefits
  • Saving Time Using Technology
  • Using Web-Based Services
  • Reaching More Customers by Extending Your Business Online, and
  • Managing Your Sales Pipeline

You can test your tech know-how with quizzes after each course, and you can also download the e-book of each Business Technology Simplified course for easy reading offline.  After you finish the online series, you will earn a certificate of completion.

Take advantage of this and other free interactive courses that are offered at the SBA’s Online Learning Center to get help with your business needs. 

About the Author:

Cecelia Taylor

SBA Official

CeceliaT is a moderator for the SBA Community. We appreciate your participation and feedback on how we can continually improve the community to meet your small business needs.


Thank you for share this information. i am a small business owner. With this information, now i know the effective technology to grow my business. thank you for share
yes, i agree with you. Thank you for share this information to us
Thank you
It's so great to hear how much support small businesses are getting locally and internationally. Thanks for sharing this great information.
That sounds good.I'm interested in these courses.I'm going to download the e-book of it to reading.
Business Technology Simplified online course series is really good for small business, and I gain information from them. The topic you choose is really unique and information. I completely enjoyed the post and hope more post from you soon.
Incredible ideas towards the growth of small businesses, due to lack on usage of new technologies, small business holder couldn't delivery their business well, as per demand of the current market trend. Hence following initiative by SBA in cooperation with Microsoft will further help to boast the motivation level of small business by introducing new technologies to help them to run their business with an upper hand.
Thanks for the information about these courses and the partnership. I just joined the SBA today when I was searching several thing regarding what is in this post which is what brought me here. As a small business owner myself and my few employees can use all the help we can get. Thanks!
So glad you're finding our resources useful! We're really glad to be a source of help. Best of luck to you!
These classes are all helpful for running a business. Can you also add classes to help with using Microsoft software (i.e. Excel). Thank you for all your great programs.


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