Meet and Train Launches Small Business Training Portals as a Solution to Rising Training Costs

January 16, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
Today Meet and Train announces the launch of its Small Business Training Portals designed for businesses with less than 1,000 employees, in response to the growing demand for a more cost effective means of training employees. Today's economic climate has forced large and small businesses to be more frugal than ever before. Conversely, regulatory training requirements, licensing and certifications can financially strain many organizations by demanding they train employees more frequently in order to comply with government and industry regulations, and maintain high industry standards and expectations. Costs associated with developing and administering training programs can be exorbitant, and can cripple the bottom line. Traditional employee training is costly and time consuming to implement, resulting in lost productivity and costs associated with trainer inconsistencies. E-learning or Internet based learning virtually eliminates these shortcomings by offering lower per student costs, lower implementation costs, increased educational consistency and a more efficient method of instruction.

According to Matt Crowshaw, President of Meet and Train, "Companies that do not meet government and industry training requirements put themselves at risk, but the costs can be so high that training is one area where many businesses may cut corners. We believe the solution to rising costs is e-learning via internet-based educational programs. We provide the tools for companies to accomplish their training goals and objectives cost effectively. Our system is flexible and can address virtually any type of business in the US from healthcare to construction; quickly, efficiently and affordably without putting businesses at risk, or even worse, out of business."

Meet and Train Small Business Training Portals provides simple to use tools for businesses to create their own e-learning courses from existing materials like Microsoft PowerPoint and Word documents. Beginning next quarter, Meet and Train will offer clients access to a comprehensive library of ready-to-run titles on topics such as Human Resources Compliance, OSHA Safety Training, Environmental Management, Nursing Continuing Education and Healthcare/Joint Commission (JCAHO).

Each Small Business Training Portal is built on a feature rich Learning Management Systems (LMS) at a price point that fits within a small to midsize company budget. Key features include on-line student registration, content authoring, classroom management, built-in reports, automatic email notifications, corporate branding, and certificates of completion. Portals are also e-commerce ready and can support fully automatic, secure credit card transactions.

Businesses interested in learning more about Meet and Train's Small Business Training Portals can visit the website at or call the toll free number at 877-44 MY LMS (877-446-9567).

About Meet and Train
Meet and Train ( is an e-learning solutions provider that offers Internet based educational programs that are highly effective, efficient and affordable for most small to mid sized businesses. Through its various strategic alliances, Meet and Train's service offering includes Custom Content Development, Off-The-Shelf Content, Virtual Classroom, Virtual Meeting Software and Learning Management Systems. Meet and Train's systems are customized for each client, by industry, depending on their unique training needs and requirements.