5 Professional Development Tools You Should be Using

Hub Australia knows that running a successful business means you’ve never finished learning.

As the world moves swiftly in new directions, with disruption happening in every industry, finding professional development tools to upskill and educate yourself is the key to growing, learning, and guiding the future direction of your business.

We’ve put together some great tools to help you on your business journey, whatever your skills may be.

Read more: 25 Tools to Grow Your Business


1. Codecademy

Learning to code is literally like learning a new language – and that means you can’t learn it all in one day. Codecademy offers a mixture of videos, reading, and plenty of tasks to help you learn hands-on.
codecademyIt’s gamified coding, meaning you get the thrill of satisfaction every time you pass a level, as well as gaining more knowledge.

Coding is always useful, especially when it comes to making your business look amazing online.
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2. Digital Garage

Google’s Digital Garage offers a series of video lessons with follow-up quizzes, helping you learn about 26 different topics to grow your digital marketing and your business.

If you complete the course, you can be awarded the official Google Digital Garage Certification, offered in partnership with the Interactive Advertising Bureau.

Read more: How to Plan for Business Growth


3. Duolingo

duolingo_crown_levels.0We’re entering a global marketplace! If you have plans to expand your business into the global market, knowing the basics of different languages can be what gives you an edge, as well as saving you time and resources.

Duolingo has turned learning a new language into an addictive phone app that keeps you refreshing what you already know while expanding your knowledge, and it offers dozens of languages.

4. Eventbrite

One of the best ways to grow your skills is by learning from your community and local network – after all, nobody’s going to have local insights like the people around you!

Eventbrite’s business event search is one of the best ways to find professional development events near you and lets you filter by location, date, and price to let you schedule ahead and make the most of your time – it’s a great way to grow your network too!

Read more: How to Leverage Your Coworking Community to Grow a Startup



5. Hubspot Academy

Hubspot has a treasure trove of online professional development tools, content and resources, covering everything from inbound social media marketing to SEO training and how to create an end-to-end strategy to grow your business.
Each course is in-depth and offers things that will ultimately help you gain skills to market your own business – whether or not you use Hubspot, you can always pull useful information out of the hours and hours of valuable reading.

Hub Australia has compiled a list of 25 top free tools to use when you want your business to be more efficient, seen by more people, and most of all: to be more successful. As well as professional development tools, find out your best marketing tools, finance tools, and much more!

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If you want to grow your business by joining a motivated community of entrepreneurs and successful businesses to collaborate and network with, you can book your tour of one of Hub Australia’s locations here.


Hub Australia

Hub Australia helps motivate over 2500 members every day, with creative and productive work and office spaces as well as professional and personal development events.

To join your own nationwide network of growing entrepreneurs and businesses, contact us today.