Starting a business is no easy feat. Still, with the right hard work, owning a business can lead to a satisfying and successful career. Fortunately, you can turn to some of the best webinars for entrepreneurs to help get started with a new endeavor.
Now, many in-person professional events have been canceled in recent months due to concerns about the corona virus. In turn, that’s created a significantly higher demand for remote networking and learning solutions.
Entrepreneurship webinars are among the most effective way to get live expertise remotely from the comfort of your own home.
“Webinars and digital learning platforms have long been valuable tools for startups, solopreneurs and business owners,” says Dustin Ray, business development officer with Incfile, a consulting company for starting a new business. “With many of us still working remotely, webinars and online resources offer a socially distanced solution for learning how to start a business.”
Incfile has its own bank of recommended online tools and lessons for entrepreneurs. In addition, it’s also recently compiled a list of the best webinars for starting a business to put on your calendar for the rest of 2020. And each of these webinars for entrepreneurs are free (with one $15 exception)!
9 Best Webinars for Entrepreneurs: Incfile’s Top Picks
Date: July 9, 2020, 12 p.m. EDT
Secrets of Building a Successful Consumer Brand is presented by Entrepreneur, a heritage publication and website dedicated to small businesses since 1977.
If your business is product-based, this webinar is for you. You’ll learn how to market products in a way consumers will love, and how to take your product from a great idea to an even better reality.
Date: July 20, 2020, 2 p.m. EDT
Participants will learn about the newest technology trends and their effect on business.
As a potential business owner, you’ll learn where to find new opportunities and what tech breakthroughs are shaping industries now and in the future. Find out how to take advantage of tech to form your new business.
Date: Aug.18, 2020
At some point in your business journey, you may need to hire employees. This webinar will give you all the tools to make the right hiring decisions.
Learn how to find and interview talent, create an offer package, conduct performance reviews and more. There will be a time to ask questions so you can learn exactly how to build a great team.
Date: Aug. 27, 2020
The National Cybersecurity Alliance is hosting this Q&A session for small and medium-sized businesses.
You’ll get to talk with cybersecurity experts to learn about the biggest cyber threats businesses face, how to safeguard your business while working remotely — and more.
Date: Sept. 17, 2020
Marketing is essential to get any business off the ground and running.
This webinar, hosted by the Virginia Small Business Development Center, will go over marketing essentials. Learn how to find and communicate with your target market, perform competitive analysis and utilize SEO. Find out more details about offline marketing.
Dates: Sept. 29-30, 2020
If you’re starting your business in 2020, knowing what industries are defining the future can help you decide what direction to take your business.
This virtual conference is essentially several webinars for entrepreneurs from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. It will look at the people, ideas and innovations that are shaping the future of business. The future of sports, aging, housing, food, money, art, culture, medicine, infrastructure, travel and more will be covered topics.
Date: Nov. 10, 2020
The New Jersey Small Business Development Center is hosting this webinar for entrepreneurs to keep business owners organized and productive.
Learn about some of the best apps for running daily business operations and overall business management. Customer service, accounting and billing and sales and marketing can all benefit from using online apps and programs.
Date: Dec. 8, 2020
A business plan is the foundation of a successful business. Learn how to create a plan in manageable steps, succinctly define your business, research your competition, develop marketing plans and understand financial statements.
Cost: Subscriptions start at $15 per month
Former Disney CEO Bob Iger hosts 13 video lessons via Masterclass. This an online learning platform gives subscribers access to courses from experts and leaders in a variety of subjects.
In this series, Iger discusses skills that every business owner needs to know. Learn about topics from risk management to negotiation. Plus, explore case studies from Iger’s 45 years in media to illustrate how brands (and leaders) evolve.
The Bottom Line
Webinars for entrepreneurs provide countless opportunities to learn how to successfully launch a business and acquire and grow your business skills, many at no cost to you.
The main investment in the entrepreneurship webinars listed above is your time. By making room in your calendar, you’ll be on your way to equipping yourself with the knowledge and tools to start and run a successful business.