Volume 15 | May 2020
SBCA Adds 6 New Online Courses for Satellite Individuals Professionals
SBCA is pleased to announce the addition of six new online courses designed to help satellite industry professionals improve their business, sales and customer care skill. This is a good time to focus on improving your organization and profitability as the country works towards recovery.

Each self-paced course is contains interactive chapters and quizzes designed to improve your skill sets, help you better manage your workforce and improve your sales. Each course is 1.5-4 hours in length and cost $99 ($79 for SBCA members). Click on the link below to purchase courses.

Courses include:

Leadership: Designed for business owners and managers this program includes 19 chapters designed to provide insight on how to build and manage a successful workforce. 

Customer Care: Supervisors and front-line employees will benefit from this program focuses exclusively on customer service. The course contains 18 interactive modules to help participants better understand how to improve their customer service skills.

Managing Your Sales Team: F or business owners and managers, this program contains 20 chapters designed to help you better manage and support your sales team. Courses include preparing your sales team, telling your business story and consultative selling. 

Sales 101: For anyone who is involved with the sales process, with a focus on new employees this 20 section course offers tips and techniques such as how to handle sales leads, negotiation, prospecting and much more.
HughesNet® Product Profile
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Hughes is the global leader in broadband satellite technology and services for home and office. Its flagship high-speed satellite Internet service, HughesNet®, is America’s #1 choice for satellite Internet and the world’s largest satellite network with over 1.2 million residential and business customers across the Americas. HughesNet Gen5 brings you more of everything you love to do online: faster speeds, more data, and built-in Wi-Fi. With Gen5, you can stay connected at high-speed wherever you live! For small businesses, Hughes also offers HughesNet Internet Continuity, an affordable connectivity backup service that seamlessly delivers broadband Internet when your primary Internet service fails. Because HughesNet Internet Continuity is satellite Internet, it is not exposed to the risks faced by terrestrial Internet options. For information about HughesNet, visit    Hughes website    and follow    @HughesNet    on Twitter. Find out more about    HughesNet Internet Continuity.
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