Skills Developed with Markao

Skills You’ll Learn

Markao’s education is a unique blend of business, personal and community skill building.

Business Skills

In the realm of business, you’ll be learning practical and technical skills that help you to set up and run your business, including platform setup for things like social media and web presence, fundamentals in financial management, and effective ways to stay connected to your community.

You’ll learn authentic marketing skills that help you become visible to those you can best serve, and build relationships with those you can collaborate with. Whatever e-product or service you’re interested in offering, Markao will help you to learn how to develop it. You’ll get clear on your messaging and the language of the customers you can best serve.

We focus on giving you the important foundational skills to build a lucrative business in areas that need your support and match your talents and passions. Markao does not specialize in things like venture capital and fundraising, or prototyping for larger product development at this time. These are considerations we’re exploring for advanced training for those who may want it after the initial program.

A key business skill in entrepreneurship is leadership. Here are just a few of the important leadership skills you’ll learn with Markao:

  • Effective Communication – clarity, connection and decisiveness
  • Failing Forward – comfort in making and learning from mistakes 
  • Inspiration – staying inspired and inspiring others
  • Creativity – bringing your unique gifts in creative ways
  • Responsibility – ownership of and accountability for your actions
  • Commitment – Perseverance, devotion, passion, prioritization, and follow through
  • Flexibility and Resilience – ability to adapt, see unique opportunities
  • Inner Wisdom – knowing how to trust yourself and your experience
  • Trustworthiness – cultivating credibility, conscientiousness, reliability, integrity, respect, empathy and safety

Personal Skills

In the realm of personal skills, you’ll get to know yourself really well. You’ll learn to deal constructively with feelings and emotions, something that is too often overlooked and yet so important as we navigate the emotional ups and downs that can come with running a business and navigating life. We offer many tools for managing time effectively and staying joyfully productive, avoiding procrastination, and staying focused. You’ll also learn how to plan and balance your life and work in realistic, healthy ways that nourish you rather than generate burnout or overwhelm.

Community Skills

As for community skills, you’ll be interacting with your peers, learning to encourage and support one another. You’ll learn to provide gentle feedback that benefits others, and receive feedback openly.  With the help of your mentor, you’ll receive guidance on dealing with differences and conflicts you have with others, in or out of the Markao program.  We want you to feel confident and compassionate in relating with others, while staying true to who you are.

Markao business academy is more than just an entrepreneurial school. It’s a school for life.  Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions. We’d love to work with you!