Learn about Business

This is a page of the DIRECTORY OF LEARNING & PERFORMANCE TOOLS.

This is an alphabetical list of over 100 websites for learning about all aspects of business - strategy, management, leadership, marketing, finance, accounting, economics, as well as business skills. It includes a range of sites suitable for both business studies education, workplace learning, and for educators, learners and managers alike.  The sites include both formal and informal learning resources – games, podcasts, blogs, videos, books, PDFs, as well as  online courses, communities and other general resources. [If you would like to submit a site for this Directory, please use this form.]

  1. 12Manage – e-Learning community on management; online encyclopaedia on management models, concepts and ideas

  2. 100 awesome blogs for your business education - These blogs come from such influential voices as business school professors, successful entrepreneurs, and other authorities on a wide range of topics relevant to your business education, Learn-gasm, 22 July 2009

  3. 100 best management learning sites, Presentation on Slideshare
  4. 2WayTrust – a few free resources on leadership and improving performance

  5. 5min Business: coaching, economy, marketing, sales, etc, videos tagged with “business”

  6. 7 day business plan course – shows you how to write your business plan in 7 easy steps. You’ll receive an
    email every day for a week with expert help and advice to complete your own plan

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  7. About.com: Management – management resources

  8. AccountingCoach.com – free site that explains accounting with clarity

  9. ALISON - essential skills training online, free to individual learners

  10. AllBusiness – Simple solutions, powerful advice  - videos, podcasts, etc (mostly free)

  11. Alltop: Work –  Start up category for the top business blogs

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  12. Basic Bookkeeping – This online tutorial is aimed at people keeping the books for a small business

  13. BBC: Running a business – in-depth section on running a business. Also, contains news stories and
    advice.

  14. Bean Counting 101: free online accounting course for non-accountants

  15. Best of Biz – the Business Information Site

  16. Biz/ed – a website for students and educators in business studies, economics, accounting, leisure, sport
    & recreation and travel & tourism

  17. Biz Forums – Business discussion forum

  18. Bizzingle – Business 2.0 – A network marketing hub

  19. Books4Biz – free business book summaries

  20. BricksorClicks.com - Strategy game that puts you in the role of a CEO of a toy
    company

  21. BUBL Business Education – Business resources on the Internet

  22. Bullbearings - a free, educational site featuring a share-trading game simulating the Stock Market with real information from the London Stock Exchange, users experience realistic trading without the risk of losing money.

  23. Business 360 – CNN International’s business anchors and correspondents get to grips with the issues
    affecting world business in this blog

  24. Business & Learning Connections – free video learning material in the form of short targeted video
    clips using experts from real businesses

  25. Businessballs – Free career help, business training, organizational development – inspirational, innovative
    ideas, materials, exercises, tools, templates – free and fun

  26. Business Bookmall – Free Business Textbooks

  27. Business Management Daily – free reports on business, management, leadership, communication, etc

  28. Business Open Learning Archive – a business studies primer

  29. Business Summaries – in Acrobat PDF, Powerpoint, PDA, HTML, Mindmap, Video and Audio formats where you
    can get the freshest business ideas and tactics in minutes (Some free)

  30. Bystestart – the small business portal

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  31. Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative: a number of free online business-related courses

  32. Change Management Center Tutorials – designed to provide consultants, managers and practitioners with
    insight into the field and practice of change management.

  33. Cobweb – Business tips and ideas, advice, guides and reports, news, know-how and opinion about small business

  34. ConverseBusiness – Northern Irish business podcast

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  35. Developing a business plan – a two-part online tutorial from Connecticut Small Business Development
    Center

  36. dineshbakshi.com – An indespensible website for IGCSE, GCSE, A Level, Business Studies, Economics,
    Accounting and ICT revision

  37. DIY Internet business – Resources and articles about starting and marketing an Internet business.

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  38. Economics Forum – economics discussion forum, economics blogs, economics resources, and economics
    social network (from the Economist)

  39. eCorner – Stanford University’s Entrepreneurship Corner: videos, podcasts, etc

  40. Effective Public Speaking Skills – Free exercises to use to improve your presentations

  41. Email College: Business – mini-courses (sent via email) provide a thorough introduction to topics of interest,
    to help individuals improve their life and work skills

  42. Energee Incorporated - Run an energy company game

  43. Expert Village Business Videos – free business How To videos

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  44. Finance 3.0 - A community for strategic financial management, financial modeling, corporate finance &
    valuation, quantitative finance, and accounting.

  45. Fluent in Finance: a cutting-edge online curriculum in finance for non-financial managers, from Enspire
    Learning.  Free Edition available.

  46. Freakonomics -  New York Times blog

  47. Free Business Forums – advice and help on Marketing, Accounting, Software and all elements of Running or
    Starting a Small or Medium Business

  48. Free Business Management Online Practice Tests – from WizIQ

  49. Free-Ed.Net: Business & Economics – free business and economics courses

  50. Free Management Library – a complete integrated online library for nonprofits and for-profits

  51. Free Teaching Resources – free business studies teaching resources for KS1, KS2, KS3 and KS4

  52. FT Business blogs -  blogs by the Financial Times’ journalists

  53. FT Business School Wharton – series of executive education video lectures,

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  54. Gazillionaire - award-winning simulation game. Explore new worlds, build your business, and make a fortune

  55. getAbstract – business book summaries in PDF format, some free

  56. GuruOnline – free valuable advice covering crucial business related topics broken down into easy-to-absorb, instantly streamed videos!

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  57. Harvard Business For Educators – Enhance your case teaching skills with books, seminars, video, and more
    (some free)

  58. HowTo- a wide range of free business books available to read online to help you with all your business related needs

  59. How to write a business plan – a free online course from Trump University

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  60. ie Multimedia Documentation - IE develops multimedia documentation for both online and face to face courses. More than one hundred modules across all management areas have been developed in house. These modules include multimedia case studies, simulations, online games, interactive graphs and exercises.

  61. Industry Player - business game. You are the CEO of a multinational industry holding. Your success depends entirely on your management skills

  62. iLearn Small Business Courses – expert-led courses to help you grow your small business.

  63. Informatistextremely popular online business simulation game offers you the perfect environment to play and learn business skills that will stand you in good stead in the real world. It’s great for novices as well as experts.

  64. INSEAD Knowledge - articles, videos and podcasts

  65. Introduction to Accounting - The Accounting Degree Online Project is an online informational resource for individuals looking to either pursue an accounting education or accounting professionals.
  66. Intute: Business Management - provides free access to high quality resources on the Internet

  67. isnare.com: Business Management – Thousands of free articles

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  68. LeaderNetwork – for aspiring leaders as well as highly-developed leaders. Core web resources include Leader Resource Spotlight, Book Reviews, and Leadership Podcast Series.

  69. Leadership.FM – Take your leadership to the next level

  70. Leadership, management, teamwork and business - online publishers of quality resources and articles, whose aim is to improve business performance through better teamwork.

  71. Leadership Training Tutorials – a range of text-based tutorials

  72. LearnOutLoud: Business Free Audio & Video – business leaders, leadership and management, strategy, etc videos

  73. LearnThat: free business tutorials, articles and online courses

  74. Lemonade Game - Try to make money from running a Lemonade Stand

  75. London Business School - podcasts

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  76. Management Tip of the Day – daily email from Harvard Business Publishing

  77. Marketing 2.0 – A community for an open discussion about the Future of Marketing…where is it going? what needs to change? how to build predictable communities?

  78. Marketing Teacher – Since 2000, has been providing marketing learners, teachers and professionals with FREE resources
    on the topic of marketing.

  79. MBAVid.com – Daily MBA vidoe lectures for Free

  80. MERLOT Business Portal - tips for using technology to teach business courses; people who participate in our community of educators; learning Materials that you can use in your classes

  81. Mind Your Own Business Podcast – a forum for real entrepreneurs living in the real world sharing their business knowledge

  82. MIT Open Course Ware – Sloan School of Management open courses

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  83. NFIB Young Entrepreneur blog - Free current resources and tools packaged for discussion in the classroom or the boardroom.

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  84. On Line. On Time – the online resource for time management

  85. Onward Small Business – Learn more. Meet goals. Move onward with resources from AT&T

  86. OpenLearn – business and management resources from the Open University

  87. Open Yale Courses: Department of Economics – offers courses for both specialists and non-specialists alike.

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  88. PerfectCompetition – A free multiplayer online business strategy game

  89. Presentation Helper -  presentation advice and tips

  90. Principles of Marketing – tutorial focuses on the key concepts and functions that are common to most
    marketing situations no matter an organization’s size, industry, geographic location, etc. From KnowThis

  91. Progressive Managers’ Network – a blog where the focus is developing effectiveness as a people centred manager.

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  92. RBA Business Information – links will take you to a selection of business information sites on the Internet

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  93. SBDC Kutztown University of Pennsylvania – free, on-demand entrepreneurial training resources

  94. Scopulus – This site is a gateway for business information and resources for the business professional who wants to get it right first time.

  95. Seth Godin’s Blog – Seth is a marketing guru

  96. Slideshare business: presentations tagged with “business”

  97. SmallBizPod – a podcast, blog, news and community site for small businesses, startups and entrepreneurs

  98. smarta - for entrepreneurs and small business owners, doing video interviews with high-profile entrepreneurs, advice
    guides, a social network, and tools for business owners

  99. SMEToolkit - offers software, business forms, training, and more to help small businesses in emerging markets grow and
    succeed

  100. Sta.rtUp.biz – The small business social network

  101. StartupSpace – social network for social entrepreneurs and business owners

  102. StockNewsGame - A fun new way to learn fundamental financial analysis principles

  103. Stress Management from MindTools - This site helps you deal with job-related stress. Here, you will find self-help
    and support to overcome stress in a range of situations:

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  104. Teachable: Business – top quality resources for teachers

  105. TeachersTV: Business Studies – business studies videos

  106. Telegraph Business blog – a multi-author blog from the The Telegraph

  107. TES Connect - business resources for secondary education

  108. The Art of Effective Time Management- free online course from Open Learning World

  109. The Big Chair - Biweekly podcasts featuring breakthrough management ideas from HBR Idea cast (also available on iTunes)

  110. The Hot Mommas Project - world’s largest free case study database focused on business and professional lessons of professional women

  111. TheTimes100 – business Studies resource for teachers and students.

  112. Think Like A Consultant – Articles about starting, running, or being part of a consulting business.

  113. Thinking Managers – a resource site from Edward de Bono and Robert Heller

  114. TimesOnline: Business Ideas - leading executives nominate the ideas and describe the challenges that are changing the way we do business today, and will shape the business world of tomorrow, podcast series

  115. Top 100 Free E-Books for Business students and entrepreneurs -These 100 ebooks on marketing, management, ecommerce, and finance are all free and worth checking out.

  116. tutor2u - rapid revision for business education and the humanities (many free)

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  117. US Small Business Administration Online Courses – courses are all self-paced and should take about 30 minutes to
    complete

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  118. Vimeo business videos – videos hosted at Vimeo and tagged with “business”

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  119. Webcast/courses – a number free online business-related courses/webcasts from University of California at Berkeley

  120. Why@ How? Prove it! – how to write a perfect presentation

  121. Work911 – free management and business articles

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  122. YouTube business videos -  YouTube videos tagged with “business”