The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically affected the lives of people around the world, rendering millions of people jobless and as well as businesses of all sizes struggling to stay alive. But beyond the bad news are inspiring stories of kind acts from individuals and organizations doing their best to help those whose lives have been affected by the pandemic.
Knowledge is also a resource that has been so generously given during this time—many online learning providers have also offered free courses, webinars, and knowledge-sharing opportunities.
Here, we shed a light on entrepreneurs and their businesses, offering free learning opportunities to those who have been directly impacted by the crisis, and struggling. Through scholarships, discounts, and more, now is the time to for aspiring entrepreneurs to take their chance.
1. Jamie Joslin King
Slay Coach Jamie Joslin King, known for her business courses catered specifically for female entrepreneurs, is offering a pay-what-you-want program for her Pandemic Paycheck program to women who have been affected by the crisis and are unable to afford their courses.
The course includes lessons on cultivating the right mindset in the midst of a crisis, finding your niche and identifying the right target customer, setting up a digital platform for your business, generating sales, and managing day-to-day operations. Interested participants may submit an application on her official website.
2. 100 Million Academy
Dan Fleyshman, together with co-founders Joel Marion and Cody Sperber, are giving away one-year scholarships to 100 Million Academy for prospective students who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and cannot afford to pay the $100 monthly fee.
The online business school connects students with a faculty of successful entrepreneurs who have breached the $100 million mark, and offers courses in sales, management, social media marketing, and branding.
3. Juni Learning
Vivian Chen, CEO and co-founder of Edtech startup Juni Learning, is donating $150,000 worth of tuition waivers to the families of healthcare frontliners, so that their children may avail of small group classes known as Juni Team Sessions. Each class includes a maximum of four students, allowing instructors to give individual attention to each child, while at the same time, encouraging collaboration.
For university students who might be looking for additional sources of income, Juni Learning is also actively seeking qualified instructors to teach on their platform with a competitive $20 per hour rate.
4. Britt Andreata
Dr. Britt Andreatta of Britt Andreatta Training Solutions is offering a self-paced course titled Free Change Quest™ Model for Individuals for free until June 30. The course discusses how individuals can successfully navigate their work and personal lives amidst global changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
5. Anthony Cole Training Group
Mark Trinkle, Chief Growth Officer of the Anthony Cole Training Group, has conducted a free webinar titled Unprecedented Times Call for Unprecedented Salespeople, which discusses the traits that great salespeople have mastered and used in the face of obstacles. The recorded webinar is available for viewing on YouTube.