How to Learn Anything on the WebBy Yardena Arar, PC WorldLooking to start a business, get a degree or learn Michael Jackson's "Thriller"dance? The Web has a class, video or tutorial to help you do it. Here's where toget started.How to Learn Anything on the Web // Doris Day in the movie "Teacher's Pet" (Imagecourtesy of PC World)A tutorial or class for almost everything and anything is available online thesedays. Whether you're looking to beef up your résumé with some new skills, to get adegree while waiting for the job market to pick up, or simply to have a little funlearning something new, the Web has a wealth of educational resources -- many ofthem free.To give you some ideas, we've put together a list of sites in several categories,from skills for budding entrepreneurs and learning foreign languages to gourmetcooking and the choreography for Michael Jackson's iconic "Thriller" dance.You can always Google for anything you don't see here, but be careful as youclick. In researching this story, I ran into many sites that either tried to sellme classes (with little or no real free instruction) or were infested with pop-upsand adware. Anti-malware software is a must. (See PC World's free downloads ofanti-malware programs.)Get a business up and runningHow to Learn Anything on the Web // B-Plans.com (Image courtesy of PC World)So you have a business in mind? Start with a business plan that outlines thespecifics of how you intend to make money -- essential for attracting investorsand useful for your own reality checks. BPlans.com, run by PaloAlto Software(creators of Business Plan Pro software) offers dozens of articles, sample plansand templates to help you get going. This is one of the few sites that, while itdoes market a product (you need its software to edit a sample plan and use it foryour own enterprise), delivers a slew of genuinely useful content for free. (Andyou can always simply re-create the sample plan using Word and Excel.)Once you've launched your business, you'll have to keep financial records. Buteven if you use software such as Quickbooks, it's a good idea to understand howbasic accounting works. Small-business consultant Dave Marshall's Bean Countersite features free tutorials on basic business accounting and bookkeeping.And because so many aspects of business require presentation skills, it's usefulto have a working knowledge of Microsoft's PowerPoint. About.com's PresentationSoftware site provides a Beginner's Guide to PowerPoint that gathers 11 tutorialsto get you going.How to Learn Anything on the Web // LearnWebDesignOnline.com (Image courtesy of PCWorld)Your business will need a Web site, too. You can pay someone a lot of money tocreate it, but if you would like to dig into the complexities of modern Webdesign, LearnWebDesignOnline.com is a good place to start, with links totutorials, videos and books on all aspects of site creation. Another resource isSiteGround, a Web hosting company that provides an impressive tutorials page forlearning about both Web hosting in general and a wide array of specificapplications for content management and site creation (WordPress, Dreamweaver andthe like).If you're interested in putting together a news site, J-Learning.org providesguidance on everything from blogging tools and multimedia creation to search-engine optimization (SEO) and legal issues -- all for free.To help bring visitors to your site, you'll need to learn the basics of SEO.Search consultants SEOmoz's free Beginner's Guide is a good place to start.Improve your tech skillsOK, time out for a little self-promotion. For general hardware upgrades, setupinstruction and software tips, look no farther than PC World's own How-To page.