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Certifications

Business certifications can help advance your career. Discover industry specific resources and get advice on the best certifications for you.

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Advice
What's the number one lesson you've learned from entrepreneurship?
By Bryan C. | 96 Answers | Last Activity on January 17, 2021

What's the most important lesson you've learned from being an entrepreneur, or observing other entrepreneurs? How have you succeeded in fulfilling your main goals? How have you dealt with small...

Advice
What makes a leader resilient?
By Anonymous User | 69 Answers | Last Activity on January 17, 2021

I am looking for research on resilience in leadership. If anyone can help by giving me their views or pointing me in the right direction then I will be very grateful.

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Best Business Certifications of 2021
By Kim Lindros | January 06, 2021

A business certification can make your skills stand out and help you get the right salary.

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Want to Boost Your Team's Programming Skills? Try These 15 Expert-Recommended Tools
By Scott Gerber | December 15, 2020

Programming is in high demand in today's digital-first world. Try these tools, courses and platforms to kick-start your team's learning.

Advice
As an owner, how can I maintain a good relationship with my employees?
By Shruti sood | 6 Answers | Last Activity on December 14, 2020

Can anyone suggest to me the best tips for maintaining a good relationship with your employees? What gifts and/or activities can I hold in the office to get the energy back up among the employees?

Advice
What's the best book on leadership and motivating your team?
By Mary-Alice Miller | 67 Answers | Last Activity on October 29, 2020

There are a ton of books out there on the subject, but does anyone have any recommendations. I've heard the Balanced Scorecard is good, as well as Seth Godin's Tribes, though they probably are...

Advice
How can I get a struggling new hire more equipped to take over my previous role?
By jim sheldon | 3 Answers | Last Activity on October 06, 2020

I have an assistant that was hired to replace me but she has no known business experience and wants to take over but does not want to do the work required. She always has an excuse for why she didn't...

Advice
Have you ever worked with a business coach?
By Lynn Kretschmer | 23 Answers | Last Activity on September 23, 2020

I am interested in hiring a business coach, but I have my doubts if they can bring me real value. I want to know from others who have worked with coaches, what were your expectations out of the deal?...

Advice
How did you reopen during COVID-19?
By Adam Uzialko | 3 Answers | Last Activity on August 02, 2020

For small business owners who were able to reopen after temporarily suspending (or pivoting) operations. What is your business and where is it located? When did you first close and/or pivot...

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5 Best HR and Talent Acquisition Certifications
By business.com editorial staff | July 03, 2020

For a career in human resources or recruitment, check out these certifications.

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5 Best Digital Marketing Certifications
By Kim Lindros | June 22, 2020

Digital marketing is a fast-growing career path with a solid outlook for years to come.

Advice
What recruitment software do you use, and why?
By Skye Schooley | 3 Answers | Last Activity on June 01, 2020

What recruitment software do you use, and why did you choose it? What recruitment software features/capabilities are most important to you? How often do you use it?

Advice
What are the qualities of a good manager?
By Skye Schooley | 7 Answers | Last Activity on May 04, 2020

We've all worked with good and bad managers before. So what makes someone a good manager? What specific qualities do they have? What do you expect from a good manager?

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Heavy Equipment Licensing: Everything You Need to Know
By business.com editorial staff | April 14, 2020

Here's what you need to know about licensing your heavy equipment operators or becoming one yourself.

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Guide to Marketing Certifications
By Max Freedman | April 13, 2020

These are some of the best marketing certifications available in 2020.

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A Marketer's Guide to IAB Certifications
By business.com editorial staff | March 31, 2020

Show employers and clients your expertise in online advertising sales and marketing

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Top 5 Accounting and Finance Certifications to Get Ahead
By Kim Lindros | February 03, 2020

If you want to take the next step in your career, these accounting and finance certifications might be just what you need.

Advice
How can a business owner ensure they're hiring the right people?
By Leonard Phillips | 7 Answers | Last Activity on December 30, 2019

We have a small cleaning company that we started in 2005. Our biggest challenge is with employees. We read many leadership books, have weekly meetings with our leaders, monthly staff meetings to...

Advice
As a business leader, how do you define your purpose?
By Eric D. Jammer | 55 Answers | Last Activity on December 19, 2019

I have recently found myself pondering my professional purpose and very interested in the feedback from others. I am sure I am not the first to wonder, am I doing what I am supoosed to be doing...

Article
How to Boost Your Programming Skills
By Scott Gerber | December 09, 2019

As programming become increasingly important across industries, knowing how to code can help your career grow.

Article
The Different Paths to a Career in Project Management
By Ryan Ayers | November 17, 2019

Want to become a project manager? Learn how to develop the skill set employers demand.

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The Benefits of B-Corporations and the Simple Steps to Achieve Certification
By Anthony Gold | October 24, 2019

B-corporations are good for employees and customers, and good for the world. It's a commitment to creating a positive impact with lasting results.

Advice
What is the difference between a boss and a true leader?
By Skye Schooley | 8 Answers | Last Activity on October 21, 2019

How can someone go from being "just a boss" to being a true leader? What are the differences in their qualities and actions?

Advice
Should you still hire someone with a bad reference even if they interviewed well?
By Brandie Carles | 32 Answers | Last Activity on September 30, 2019

I interviewed two candidates recently. One of the candidates really out shined the other. This person was quick to answer all my questions intelligently, seemed really passionate about the role and...

Advice
What's your #1 tip for managing remote employees?
By Claire Chandler | 8 Answers | Last Activity on March 20, 2019

I'm particularly interested in hearing from franchise owners who hire employees to work at remote locations, i.e. where the owner is not on site regularly. How do you keep them engaged and performing...

Advice
What would the title be for a person who manages online listings and reputation management?
By Sherry Henn | 7 Answers | Last Activity on October 03, 2018

We have several Google listings, etc. Also online ratings on several sites. We are looking to hire an expert consultant to monitor these and help correct any listing errors. What would their title be...

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A Killer Marketing Plan for Startup Entrepreneurs
By Mark Sands | September 20, 2018

Establish a solid framework for your startup by following these 8 marketing tips.

Advice
Why do managers use "management by fear"?
By Anonymous User | 13 Answers | Last Activity on September 17, 2018

So many times I have seen managers that use their power as managers to scare people to do things. Why does this still exist in 21 century? This is an old school way of managing that we should flush...

Advice
How do you build a winning team?
By Mark Odur | 14 Answers | Last Activity on May 13, 2018

My company is a SaaS re-seller for several different SaaS categories. I need to build a winning team around me, but I don't know where to start. Any advice?