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Developing Business Skills

Harford County Public Library's Gale Courses has a great set of online classes to get you the skills you need to run a business quickly. And there are more advanced selections for the established business owner, too.—a premier online learning resource offering more than 4,000 courses covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, and more—is now available FREE with your library card

TipYou can choose to take just one course such as Leading Productive Meetings or you a work through several related courses called “Playlists”. One example is the New Manager playlist.


Safari Books Online has a variety of books that you can read online or videos that you can stream to your computer. This is a great choice to learn about computer programs like Excel and QuickBooks, as well as online marketing.


Harford Community College has a variety of course to help develop business skills. Go to for a full listing of their online and traditional classes.