May 22, 2020

Sedalia, MissouriMay 22, 2020 –State Fair Community College’s The LearningForce is offering 10 free online, self-paced courses designed to help lake area small business owners, entrepreneurs and residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Enrollment is open through June 30.

“The LearningForce exists for this very reason,” said Dr. Joanna Anderson, college president. “We value the partnerships that have been formed between businesses and industries and State Fair Community College. These partnerships present opportunities that have resulted in many chances for professional development and personal enrichment, and those experiences make a community stronger.”

These courses are tuition-free courtesy of The LearningForce and consist of 24 course hours that need to be completed in three months. There is no limit to the number of online courses in which participants can enroll. Courses are offered in the following areas of study:

Managing Customer Service – discover how to identify and meet customers’ needs, refine customer service policies and build long-lasting customer relations.

Fundamentals of Supervision and Management – learn people skills that motivate and delegate; learn tools for problem solving and conflict resolution.

Personal Finance – protect your assets and discover how best to achieve all your financial goals.

Twelve Steps to a Successful Job Search – learn how to get the job you want in any economy with these 12 steps.

Creating Web Pages – learn the basics of HTML so you can design, create and post your very own site on the web.

Creating WordPress Websites – learn how to create websites with WordPress, the most popular website-building platform.

Individual Excellence – master 12 career enhancing skills including goal settings time management, personal organization and creativity.

Small Business Marketing on a Shoestring – discover small business marketing strategies that can help you attract attention, woo your target audience, grow your customer base, and expand your profits—all for little or no money.

Keys to Effective Communication – learn to build rapport, trust, warmth, and respect through conversation.

Marketing Your Business on the Internet – develop an internet marketing plan that incorporates search engine optimization (SEO), advertising, email, social media, and more.

While the courses are ideal for small business owners and entrepreneurs, enrollment is open to anyone.

“Many small businesses and individuals alike may be struggling and looking for ways to get back on track following the pandemic,” said Anderson. “I am confident these courses from The LearningForce at State Fair Community College can help.”

The SFCC LearningForce offers a diverse schedule of noncredit, continuing education courses for business and industry, professional development and personal enrichment.

For more information and to register, go to, call (660) 530-5822 or email

Toll Free (877) 311-7322

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