Grab our Little Black Book of the Best Online Courses for Small Business Owners!

If you’re like us, you’ve spent a TON of time (and money!) on practically every shiny, promise-filled course out there trying to build your business, find the right clients, learn how to do things on your own, and then some.

We had to weed through a lot of fluff out there to find courses that we felt actually gave us something in return for our rather hefty investment of time and money.

We’ll gladly pay for a course or product that we think and hope will work because we strongly believe in investing in ourselves and our biz. It’s a must! But thinking and hoping is a big gamble when it comes to shelling out hard-earned cash and valuable time.

The ideal scenario is to KNOW that a course is going to be worth it and deliver the coveted ROI!

So how does one know which courses will be great and which will be all fluff? Well, there are no guarantees that what works for one person will work for everyone. But, when you know someone who has taken a course and can vouch for its content, value, instructor, outcomes and more, it’s like you’ve been given a strings-free voucher to save stress, time, and money and go straight to the benefits!

The Essential Website's Little Black Book of the Best Online Courses for Small Business Owners
Investing in yourself (and your biz) is fundamental.

This post (and its title) couldn’t say it better: Lifelong Learning Is Good for Your Health, Your Wallet, and Your Social Life.

Learning keeps you on your game, improves your skills, helps your business, and can increase the value of your services and products (which equals increasing your prices to match the value you offer). You’ll be able to make new friends (like we did), possibly find new clients, or who knows, maybe even Mr. (or Miss) Right!

“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” ~Benjamin Franklin

Skip the Stress, Save Money

If you’ve fallen down the course rabbit hole (like we have), we bet you’ve also thought (like we did), “I wish I knew if this actually works before spending more time and money that I really don’t have right now.”

Because we’ve been in your shoes, we’re doing what we wished someone had done for us. We’ve tested and tried ’em for you. Found what works and what didn’t and put the best of the best courses out there for small business owners in our Little Black Book.

Now, you can skip the stress and go straight to the results.

The Essential Website's Little Black Book of the Best Courses for Small Business Owners. Stop wasting time on courses that make promises but don't deliver.

Put your business growth on fast-forward by skipping the stress, making the most of your time, and saving the moolah.

Get the tested and tried list of courses that work! Grab our Little Black Book of the Best Online Courses for Small Business Owners

Get It Here!

What are you waiting for? It’s not every day you get solid advice that will literally save you from wasting time and money on courses that fall short.

“If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.” ~Sheryl Sandberg

If we missed your favorite course in our Little Black Book, please tell us about it and why you love it. We’d love to be able to share (and possibly take it, too).

Have you’ve taken a course listed in our Little Black Book? Tell us what you thought. We love getting different perspectives, results, and opinions!

We can’t wait to hear how it goes, so check back in and let us know! See you soon!

The Essential Website's Little Black Book of the Best Online Courses for Small Business Owners

The Essential Website's Little Black Book of the Best Online Courses for Small Business Owners

About Stefani and Janet

Hi there, we're Stefani and Janet, co-founders of The Essential Website. We design and code WordPress websites for businesses and bloggers who want to shine online, and we do it with style, strategy and a bit of spunk! We're both dog lovers, travel enthusiasts, escapers of the 9-5, and proud computer geeks. Thanks for stopping by, we're so happy to connect with you.


  1. Summer Tannhauser on November 22, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    Hey Ladies! Thanks so much for featuring my courses … I really appreciate. 🙂 What a wonderful resource for anyone looking on continue their learning online!

    • Stefani on November 22, 2017 at 2:59 pm

      Thank you, Summer! Your courses ROCK!

  2. Nat, Website Superhero on November 30, 2017 at 10:36 am

    When you’re in tech (or have a growth mindset in life) it’s necessary to always keep learning and growing. And I sure have wasted money on courses that did nothing :/ so how nice that you’ve compiled the courses you know work!

    • Janet on November 30, 2017 at 10:48 am

      So true! There were a few we missed (that we’ll need to add in the next updated ver). Yours is a great one! FYI people – if you are a DIYer and have a website, you need this:

  3. Nadine on November 30, 2017 at 10:59 am

    Thanks for this book Stephani and Janet. It will be very helpful in planning for courses to invest into

    • Janet on November 30, 2017 at 11:01 am

      You’re welcome, Nadine! Exactly what we hoped for. Let us know how it goes! 🙂

  4. Amy on March 10, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    OMG! Thank you so much for putting this together!! I really get overwhelmed sometimes trying to figure out which course I should take that would really help me!! This is an awesome resource to have!! So thank you so much for sharing this!!!

    • Stefani and Janet on March 11, 2018 at 10:10 am

      Hi Amy! We’re so glad you liked this! We hope it helps as you choose the best courses for you! 🙂

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