8 Stages of the Entrepreneurial Process

Posted by Skye Learning Team on Oct 29, 2019 11:47 AM

When starting a new venture or business, there is a sequential process that you can follow to help you stay on course. This process can be broken down into eight stages, starting with discovery and ending with implementation.   

Much of the entrepreneurial process is focused on developing a product or service and planning how to successfully introduce it into the marketplace. To do this successfully, you need strong leadership in place. Leadership is particularly central to Stage Four: Strategic Planning, in which the vision for the venture is established.

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3 Strategic Nonprofit Planning Processes

Posted by Frank Connolly on Oct 16, 2019 9:24 AM

Nonprofit leaders can employ the strategic planning process to keep the organization focused on its mission and goals. Strategic plans can be helpful in anticipating and responding to changes, building consensus within the organization, and keeping the operations of the nonprofit aligned with its mission. For example, leaders can target spending only on those programs and projects that are identified as vital, and they can link fundraising and applications for grants to the nonprofit's strategic vision.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Amanda Chase

Posted by Katie Sica on Sep 30, 2019 9:50 AM

Amanda Chase is a Senior Business Analyst, Certified Business Analyst Professional (CBAP), and Six Sigma Green Belt with a master’s degree in project management. Skye Learning was thrilled to include Chase’s expert insight in its new course, Introduction to Business Analysis, launching soon on Skye!

Chase has over ten years of analysis and project management experience. She has worked “smack dab” in the middle of operations for various industries, participating on teams and initiatives from a wide range of sizes alongside subject matter experts from both IT and business.

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10 Essential Negotiation Skills

Posted by Frank Connolly on Sep 24, 2019 9:53 AM

People disagree; it's simply human nature. But learning how to settle disagreements does not come naturally to everyone. 

There are multiple avenues available to people who are seeking to settle a dispute or conflict. According to the American Bar Association, there are 22 different methods of dispute resolution commonly in use. The ABA's number may seem higher than what many other authorities cite because it includes several legal methods and strategies that would typically be grouped together under the single heading of "Sue the Bastards!"

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6 Common Analyses Investors Perform

Posted by Skye Learning Team on Jun 11, 2019 10:05 AM

Investors are tasked with making critical decisions. Using information gleaned from financial statements, investors will perform a variety of analyses to help them measure potential risks and rewards. Check out our latest infographic, which looks at six common analyses investors like to perform and provides sample benchmarks for each type of analysis.

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Why Online Learning Is Right for You

Posted by Patrycja Charubin on Oct 24, 2018 10:54 AM

Technology is not only changing the way we communicate; it is changing the way we learn. Whether you are working towards earning a degree or seeking professional development opportunities, taking online classes are a convenient and economical way to expand your skill set and pave the way for a long and successful career. Here are some reasons why online learning could be right for you.

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Differences Between Certifications and Certificates

Posted by Patrycja Charubin on Oct 17, 2018 12:43 PM

In today’s competitive professional landscape, it is essential that you keep up with the latest trends in your field. Pursuing both certifications and certificates can help enhance your credibility within the industry, boost your salary, and possibly open up better job opportunities. But how do you know whether a certification or a certificate is right for you? The key is understanding the differences between the two and pinpointing which one will help you achieve your professional goals.

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Introducing Skye Learning

Posted by Sandy Slager on Oct 17, 2018 12:43 PM

Yesterday, my three-year-old daughter didn’t know how to draw a tree. But today, she does. Yesterday, my 15-year old nephew didn’t know how to simplify an algebraic expression. But today - thanks to his high school math teacher - he does.

We all begin learning the moment we are born.

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