4 Learning Resources to boost productivity


Hi there.

I don’t know about you but as a freelancer, I feel that it is so important to keep up to date with what is going on in my area of expertise as well as keeping an eye open for new ways of working productively.

This week I thought I’d share a few sites, courses and workshops which may be helpful to SMEs, entrepreneurs, and freelancers.


My first choice is a course provider that I’ve mentioned quite a few times. If you’ve read my blogs on PM Noble Writes, then no doubt, you’ll be familiar with FutureLearn.

If you haven’t heard of them before, FutureLearn is an online platform for a wide range of courses called MOOC (Massive Open Online Course).  If you’d like to know more, read FutureLearn‘s About page.  Here’s an old blog of mine which featured FutureLearn and a few other free providers called How to learn new skills for free!


Whereas FutureLearn offers courses which are free stand-alone and tasters for more in-depth study (which can be upgraded), Guardian Masterclass have ‘the professional development series’ called  The Freelancer Bootcamp.

With sessions such as ‘Avoiding the slump, rut and freelance woes,’ the whole six sessions cost £399, however, each session can be booked individually and prices start from £59.00.


Alison is another provider which I’ve previously mentioned also has quite a few online business courses.  Alison‘s vision is,

‘… to be the world’s leading provider of free high-quality knowledge and workplace skills training. We will be a catalyst for social change, creating opportunity and prosperity for all our stakeholders.’


For those who work in creative industries or those who just want to be more creative, there is Creative Huddle. As a team offering workshops, their aim is to,

‘help people learn how to think and work creatively.’

Now, speaking of workshops, please watch out for a fantastic workshop called Build.Blog.Boost which is being organised by The Dynamic Bizniz Ladies. This one-day workshop at the Let’s Go! Business Hub in Enfield  is for SMEs and gives you ‘3 strategies to grow your business in a day.’

I hope that this has been useful and remember if you need help with blogging or blogs, you can always get in touch. I would love to hear from you.

By the way, if you want to read a  bit about my learning and business journey, check FutureLearn‘s Meet our learners.


Take Care




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