Digital Skills for Entrepreneurship (DSE) is designed to teach learners basic digital skills that will allow them to pursue their business idea or grow their existing business. By the end of this course, learners will be able to apply foundational skills in their everyday life, will have created an online presence for their business, and will become a part of a network of small businesses in their community.
Discuss the purpose of computers, different operating systems and how to care for a computer
Learn how to use the internet, online search tools and how to keep yourself safe online
Learn how to use G Suite applications including Gmail, Google Docs and Google Slides
Explore the capabilities of Google Calendar and Google Meet to stay organized and collaborate with others
Learn how to use Google Sheets to create helpful resources like budgets and revenue models
Learn the tools used to build a logo and create a style guide
Create four different social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram) and learn how to navigate each platform from a business perspective
Learn about social media ethics, privacy, and customer experience
Learn to promote your business using Google My Business and use Canva to create your own business cards.
Learn what e-commerce is, and how it applies to your business
Begin building a website for your business
Add products and services, pages, and customization to your WordPress site
Learn to pitch your business using Google Slides, and showcase what you’ve created so far
An opportunity to spend time with the instructors of the course to ask questions, work on stretch goals, and polish off your creations
The Digital Skills Expo is a chance for you to ‘pitch’ your business idea to friends, family, and community members and showcase your digital creations
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