Supercharge Your Business: your roadmap for success!
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Supercharge Your Business: your roadmap for success!

Giving YOU the skills to analyze and drastically improve your business' performance, boost profits and achieve success!
4.2 (39 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
3,705 students enrolled
Created by Jane Crofts
Last updated 1/2016
Price: Free
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of this course, you will be able to identify, access and use data to improve decision making in your business.
  • In this course you will learn how to identify and access data your business is already collecting, how to turn this data into useful analysis of your business and how to work out what additional data you need and how you can begin capturing this.
  • In addition to the video lectures and supporting notes, you will receive a range of worksheets and tools that you can use again and again. These tools and templates have been developed and tested over many years of consulting to organisations of all sizes, in all industries and of all maturities.
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  • A basic PC or Mac setup with spreadsheet software (such as Microsoft Excel) is all you need to get started!

Let's decide if this course is right for you!

  1. Are you a business owner of a small to medium sized business, or perhaps you are in a management position within a larger organisation?
  2. Are you looking for the next big win or opportunity to make significant business improvements?
  3. Perhaps your business is already heading in the right direction but you are looking to ramp up your business results and achieve even greater success?

Did you know that every business collects data and that all data can be put to good use?

Every organisation, no matter how big or small, collects volumes and volumes of data. No matter what size your organisation, your business is never too big or too small to get real value from its data.

The tricky part (for some!) is tapping in to that data and finding the gold that lies within!

This course will show you why data and analysis are the crucial elements to achieving real and sustainable business growth and success.

This course will teach you how to:

  1. identify and access the data your business currently collects,
  2. sort and analyse this data to better understand your business,
  3. tap in to your data and find the gold that lies within, and
  4. create and implement a plan to continuously review, identify and boost performance across all areas of your business.

This course is a combination of video instruction and tutorials, skill-building worksheets and templates, step-by-step guides and an interactive forum for personalised responses and feedback to help you with your data analysis.

It is recommended that this course is taken over the course 2 weeks, committing around 1-2 hours each week, to give you time to review the material, and practice and implement the skills you will be learning.

This course will give you the skills and tools you need to jump straight in to analysing your business - giving you the proven recipe for understanding and continually improving your business performance.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed for small to medium business owners and also managers in larger organisations who want a better understanding of how to identify, access and use data to improve decision making in your organisation and boost your business' performance.
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Curriculum For This Course
Welcome and Overview
3 Lectures 10:45

This lecture provides a welcome and brief overview of key topics to be covered throughout the course.

Welcome and Introductions

This lecture provides an overview of why data and analysis is important to reviewing business performance and identifying specific areas where improvements can be made.

Why YOU should care about data and analysis

STOP PRESS!!! You MUST see this!!!

A quiz to test students' understanding of topics covered in this lecture.

Why you should care about data and analysis
3 questions
Identify and access your existing data
2 Lectures 14:48

This lecture will introduce students to 'domains', discuss the various data sources that most businesses collect within each domain, and assist students in identifying sources of data they are already collecting within their business. A worksheet is provided to assist students identify and record existing data sources within their business.

Identifying the data you already collect

This lecture will discuss the key methods to access existing data and also introduces the concept of a data inventory. A worksheet is provided to assist students create their own data inventory.

Accessing the data you already collect

A quiz to test students' understanding of concepts introduced in this section.

Identify and access the data you already collect
4 questions
Sort and analyze your data
3 Lectures 23:24

This lecture discusses the important pre-work required to prepare data for analysis and why data preparation is a key step of any analysis project. Some basic techniques for data preparation are introduced and students have the opportunity to practice these skills on a sample dataset provided in the supplementary materials.

Prepare your data

This lecture introduces key principles of data analysis including choosing the right questions, asking the questions, choosing the right chart and sharing the findings.

Analyze your data

This lecture introduces the concept of identifying ‘hot spots’ or ‘gold’ within data using structured analysis. Students are guided through a worked example using a sample data set and a step-by-step worksheet which can be applied to all areas of the business.

Find the gold in your data!

A short quiz for students to test their understanding of key concepts outlined within this section.

Sort and analyse your data
3 questions
Planning your next analytics adventure
1 Lecture 02:11

This final lecture provides a short summary of key concepts covered throughout the course as well as a few closing remarks to wish students well on their analytics adventures!

Review of key skills gained and planning your next analytics adventure!
Bonus Material
1 Lecture 00:21

Details for the dedicated channel launched on YouTube to provide students with up-to-date views and information relating to data and business analysis.

Dedicated channel launched on Youtube
About the Instructor
Jane Crofts
4.2 Average rating
1,653 Reviews
19,562 Students
4 Courses
Tableau Partner and Tableau Qualified Associate

Allow me to introduce myself, I'm Jane and I want to help you make your business a true success.

I make sense of data and I want to make it easy for you to do that too.

Join the rapidlly growing number of students worldwide who have taken the next step in their analytics adventures!

I have extensive experience in leading business improvement initiatives whilst holding senior management positions across a range of industries, within both the public and private sectors.

In 2012, I established my own business intelligence consulting firm to help organisations better see and understand their data, utilising cutting-edge technology and data visualisation techniques. I'm a Tableau Qualified Associate, and one Tableau Software's first Alliance Partners in Australia.

I have real-world experience - underpinned by Bachelor and Master Degree foundations - which can help you identify, address and improve performance across all areas of your business.

I've amassed a wealth of knowledge and strategies which I have consolidated to bring you a collection of tools, tips and techniques to help you make better, data driven decisions for your business and boost your confidence when it comes to all things 'data'!