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You do have time for a class. Besides doing it in a classroom, you can now do it via audiotapes or videocassettes. Top-notch providers include:

  • AMACOM (http://www.amanet.org): American Management Association International (AMA) conducts classes in just about every subject a businessperson needs to know: leadership, communications skills, sales, accounting for nonfinance types and more. Most classes are available both on tape and in person. Get a catalog of the many offerings by going online or by calling (800) 262-9699.
  • CareerTrack (http://www.careertrack.com, 800-334-6780) offers in-person classes in key business areas: customer service, self-discipline, telephone skills, dealing with conflict and others. Download video and audio previews of many classes at the Web site.
  • ScheduleEarth.com (http://www.scheduleearth.com) gives details on hundreds of seminars that are offered pretty much everywhere in the United States. Search seminars by key categories: business/finance, management, sales and more.

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This article was originally published in the August 1999 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Get Smart.

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