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The Black Business Mixer from the view of a Millennial

By Kevin Thomas
Writer, Contributor

The business world is a hard place to break into for millennials.  I always questioned how new or smaller businesses were supposed to get their foot in the door with so many big companies in place.  Imagine my surprise upon attending the Black Business Mixer Atlanta, a bi-monthly get-together of new and burgeoning businesses meet and network with one another so they may learn how to better their own business ventures and help new ones thrive.  A more hopeful sight could not be seen. Continue reading The Black Business Mixer from the view of a Millennial

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There is no doubt that education is the key to success. No matter which field you are pursuing, there must be some foundation laid before you continue to build higher, right? Chances are that you’ve already done your four years of undergrad and might be stuck in the mud about where you should take your career (if you’re not still looking for it)

There is often the “affordability” dilemma when folks look into reaching educational goals. The excuses like, “I can’t afford it..” or “I don’t have the time, My name is Kevin Gates, I work six jobs..blah”, usually deter people from reaching a milestone.

I got the chance to do something that the working class, often, doesn’t get the chance to do; pick a CEO’s brain. Big woopty-do right?

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Wrong.

He wasn’t just any CEO, he’s a multimillion dollar CEO! I sat and asked him questions that I had been asking myself for so long like, how to get a job that requires experience when you have none, what employers look for in good potential employees, how important is education really, does the type of school really matter, etc.?

He answered my questions in a heartbeat, with no problem, but the one gem he dropped on me lit my fire so quickly, I feel that it is my responsibility to share.

FREE EDUCATION IS REAL!

Google is connected with this company called Alison. Alison.com is a site that hosts hundreds of free video lectures, “Courses”, that can be accessed at ANY time by ANYone with a Google account. Thousands of students (or non students) utilize this site on a daily basis to get better understandings on the classes they’re already taking or better themselves in their career fields.

This site covers subjects from business management and entrepreneurship, HR, web design, psychology, customer service, programming, social media marketing, children’s studies, nursing and patient care, social work, IT management, statistics, mental health, Six Sigma…the list goes on.

You can even earn certificates. You would have to pay for the actual document at the end of those types of courses, but, the learning is free!

What are you waiting for? Go sign up and get your education on!

**If you know of any other free educational opportunities, please share in comments!**

You’re welcome 🙂