Ventureneer Launches Online Education for Small Business/Nonprofit Leaders
There are also webinars that offer perspective and strategy:
* Financial Crisis: How Did We Get Here?
* Tough Choices for Tough Times
In the fall Ventureneer e-learning schedule will include both v-classes and FREE webinars.
Advanced training is a critical asset to enterprise owners. According to a 2008 Wall Street Journal executive MBA survey, 51 percent of small businesses said they were able to experience tangible results within one year of taking an MBA course, better able to implement their new expertise more quickly. Those newly trained entrepreneurs appeared to make a more noticeable impact on their businesses than leaders of larger companies.
Numerous studies prove that organizations invest in education for their leaders perform better. One such report funded by the Kaufman Foundation in 1999, Alberta Charney and Gary Libecap found that the Berger Entrepreneurship Program at the University of Arizona contributed to the growth of firms, especially smaller emerging firms. On average, emerging companies that were owned by or employed entrepreneurship program graduates had greater than five times the sales and employment growth than those that employed non-entrepreneurship graduates.
Ventureneer provides a new approach to learning that blends traditional formal instruction with informal learning derived from peers using Web 2.0 technology to capture and share this knowledge. Ventureneer's customized Web 2.0 learning environment - blogs, virtual classes, peer-to-peer learning, coaching, web events and articles - provide the necessary support to make faster, better organizational decisions. Vistas, a thought-provoking new blog written by Geri Stengel, is the first product released on the Ventureneer website.