Who we are

BusinessBalls.com is a free ethical learning and development resource. We provide accessible resources – articles, templates, tools, and more – for both individuals and organisations. 

Founded in 1999, for 25 years, BusinessBalls has been one of the internet’s leading hubs for personal and professional development. We have provided free education to over 120 million people from all across the world and every walk of life. 

We endeavour to continue this mission as long as we can. We remain an ethical, practical, innovative, and compassionate resource. 

Since 2023, we have also operated under the name SkillsCircle, which reflects our mission to upskill people worldwide, one BB progress circle at a time. 

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Partnership with Accipio

In 2017, we partnered with leadership and digital learning specialists Accipio to ensure we could continue to support our loyal community. Ever since, BB and Accipio have worked hand-in-hand to improve user experience, expand our reach, and further extend our catalogue of free resources. We have also moved the site to a Moodle Workplace-based platform (one of the world's most popular learning management systems) to create an environment that truly fosters personal development. 

The Accipio C30 underpins the BB leadership content: the 30 capabilities all versatile leaders and managers need. The C30 is supported by content, webinars, resources, qualifications, and more. 

Keeping up our mission

Our entire 25-year worth of content, resources, templates, etc. is and will remain free and open to all trying to learn and teach. On top of that, we continue to add further materials and opportunities for people to improve themselves. 

Alongside this, we have expanded our offering to create interactive and in-depth learning materials, supported by eLearning, webinars, diagnostic tools, and more. As you will understand, this is highly cost-intensive and we have done it for the benefit of our users. These materials are separate from our free, open-access resources, and can be purchased via small annual or monthly subscriptions. These funds help us to continue to operate and offer additional free resources for you. 

Becoming a Premium Member

As a Premium member, you can enjoy unlimited ad-free access to over 1000 engaging and interactive eLearning modules. This includes our award-winning C30 collection: the 30 capabilities all leaders and managers need, and an extensive CPD-certified Compliance collection, including IOSH accredited Health and Safety training, Policy and Compliance, Cyber Security and many more. 

Be the first to hear about and access new training. Track your learning, get certificates for completion, and return at any time with our bite-sized approach. Engage with other leaders, sharing ideas and best practices, with our Leadership Community. 

Upskilling your organisation

Using our years of experience in leadership and personal development, we have created a learning management system, based on Moodle (the world's most popular LMS) containing all the content BB has to offer. 

This is one of the lowest-cost and highest-performance LMS options on the market. And for that small outlay, you can get started with your organisation's learning journey immediately, because all of BB's content is already there, waiting for you to assign to your staff, teams, and departments. That's right: a plug-and-play LMS at just a fraction of the cost

And it's totally flexible. You can add more users at any time, or remove them as they move on. Ensure the platform responds only to your needs. There is zero cancellation cost: if it's not right for you, or you have met all your learning needs, you can move on.