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Learn Basic Business Skills Online

Treehouse can take you beyond just the world of coding and programming. Once you've learned programming or design, the possibilities are endless. Use your newfound skills to start your own business. For example, create a mobile or web app, an online store, or branch off on your own and freelance.

But starting a business in the tech industry may require understanding personal branding, project management, marketing, finance, and other topics. With Treehouse, you can learn how to make a business model out of an idea, spread the word, sell your product, and get real customers. Explore Treehouse's business content and start your learning today.

Our comprehensive online courses lets you focus on the skills that you’re weak in, and build an all around well-rounded skill set. Our courses are self-paced, and you’re able to take them a la carte, customizing your learning journey.

We provide you with practice, exercises, workshops, challenges and more to learn the skills and concepts you need to succeed in building your own business. It’s one thing to know the skills required to program, but marketing your business is an entirely new world. With Treehouse, you’ll learn how to handle this side of things so you can strike out on your own.

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What are business skills?

If you have an idea or want to make money off your technical or creative skills, it's time to start a business. Creating an app product or portfolio site alone is often not enough to bring in money and build a sustainable business. No matter how great your app or business is, it won’t go anywhere if people don’t know about it.

There are essential skills you'll need to start and run a thriving business, including project management and planning, marketing strategies, pricing and getting paid, copyright and licensing, and much more. With these skills on your side, you can step into the business world confidently with your ideas, and make them take off.

Whether you’re a full-time parent or employee, you’ll find it’s surprisingly easy to fit Treehouse in your schedule. Since you can work at your own speed, you don’t have to worry about falling behind or feeling rushed by your courses. Even if you have a full-time responsibility, it’s possible to complete our courses in as little as three months, or as long as you need. It’s your choice how you spend your time with Treehouse and when you want to work on your skills. You can break up the information and parse out your courses in whatever way is manageable for you. Starting a business can be difficult, so you don't have to ever put more on your plate than you feel like you can handle.

With our expert teaching staff, you’ll get a full curriculum that teaches you how to improve your business acumen and bring your creative ideas to life. Our teachers know what it takes to start a business in this industry, and they’ll help you learn the skills and concepts to move forward successfully. Once you finish working with our teaching staff, you’ll know what the next steps will be to make your idea into a profitable business.

In addition to our amazing teachers, you’ll get to network and connect with other students as well. The Treehouse Slack community is vibrant, inspiring, and motivated to start businesses of their own. You’ll get to pitch your ideas to others and maybe even find a partner in the process.

You will learn all about business and marketing basics. Business involves branding, marketing, knowing how to pitch a product, patents, and much more. If you want to be a successful founder and CEO, you need all of these skills and more. Treehouse can help you get there.

Whether you’re new to business or an old pro, there’s something to be gained from taking courses with Treehouse. The business world, especially in tech, is ever-evolving. Make sure you’re always up to date with what’s going on with Treehouse lessons.

Meet Your Built in Code Editor

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A fully browser-based code editor designed to make learning with Treehouse a breeze.

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The built-in code editor will assist you with your markup. This will help you identify any potential issues as you practice your coding skills. This ensures you will pick up on any mistakes you make early on, which will help you to correct these mistakes and give you a good foundation from which to progress. This is just one of several available tools to help you be successful.

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It’s never been easier to take a course with Treehouse. You can try out Treehouse for free, learn at your own pace, get the precise help you need, network with others and get started on your chosen high-paying career path! Start your seven-day trial to jump-start your learning journey right away.


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A Look Inside the Industry


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Career Positions

    • Business developer
    • Business systems analyst
    • Business specialist

Career Skills

    • Business development
    • CRM software
    • Account management

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    Training Courses for Budding Business Owners

    Starting a business and building your company can be extremely rewarding and fulfilling; it takes dedication, hard work, and money. With Treehouse, you’ll learn fundamental business skills to help you write business plans and proposals, build your client base and help find new business. You’ll learn to expand your reach and improve the value of your business through various strategies such as social media, usability, SEO (Search Engine Optimization ), video, and email marketing.

    You’ll have interactive lessons to help you nail down the business concepts. Some of the classes you’ll have available include how to start a business, soft skills, copywriting, writing a business plan, marketing your business, learning user needs, and much more. Interactive videos help you visualize the concepts too.

    Your courses will be segmented into learning tracks, each of which will help you understand a certain set of skills before moving on to the next skill set. Enrolling in a track provides you with a learning path and shows you what skills you’ll walk away with by the end.

    Our interactive lessons help you learn the information in an engaging and easy way. You’ll have access to all of the learning tools you need, including practice, workshops, hands-on exercises and more. Quizzes and review tools will help you reinforce everything and make sure you truly understand the skills before you move on. With all of these tools at your disposal, you’ll end up with a wealth of business knowledge and know exactly what you need to do to launch your business on your own.

    By dedicating just 30 minutes or more per day, you can bring your current business to the next level or start one from the ground up. Our business classes include all of the resources you need, motivational reminders and podcasts, personalized feedback on business plans, and more. If you’re ready to learn the ins and outs of navigating the tech business, Treehouse is here to help. Browse our courses today.

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