The kids aren’t the only ones who are getting schooled this time of year! As a small business owner, you should constantly be seeking to learn more that will help you grow your business. The fall and back-to-school time is just an excuse to offer up ten of the best places to learn what you need to know to succeed.
There are thousands of blogs online, on every matter of subjects, from starting a business to marketing it. Read up on topics you don’t know much about, and discover new trends and industry updates along the way. Here are some fabulous small biz blogs:
If you prefer learning by watching a video or viewing streaming presentations, look into online webinars. They’re often interactive, and provide more “virtual” hands-on learning. Try these on for size.
Every year, dozens of great books for small businesses are published. While it’s difficult to keep up with changing technologies, like social media, these books provide a great platform for learning. Here’s where to find them.
- Small Business Book Awards
- Amazon Kindle Business Books
- Small Business Trends Forum
- Small Business Bonfire
You might be surprised what you can learn at a networking event in your community. Often industry leaders are invited to speak to educate the audience on a given topic. There are groups that cater to all sorts of interest.
10. Your Mistakes!
What better place to learn from than your own mistakes? Take every experience you have as learning, and work to make better decisions in the future.