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Stop dreaming and start taking action. In an ever changing world there needs to be an understanding of what makes things work more effectively, business is the same. Learn better ways to do things then take action to make them work. 

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If your stress levels are up, you could learn ways to minimise that if your profit is down, you could do the same.

Many people in business seem to forget to learn how to improve things and for the life of me I don’t know why. Perhaps they think they know it all (have met a few of those ‘types’) perhaps they think the problem will just go away… (highly unlikely) or perhaps the answer will cost too much. (with the amount of free information on the web it might take some time to find the right answer and then implement it but mostly it’s there.

The more you learn the more you will know (hopefully), Perhaps the problem is knowing what to learn. Try this list as a a starting point.

  • People – Leadership, communication skills, customer service, sales skills. Business requires people, the better you can get at connecting with people the better chance you have of getting positive results from interacting with them.
  • Marketing – How to target your efforts more effectively, how to use social media, how to practically anything to do with marketing can be useful, even if you use an agency of some kind to look after it for you, it’s better to understand what you are spending money on.
  • Management – Finances, compliance, quality, health and safety, facilities, equipment, culture, environment, time management, operational issues. The list goes on and all will have an impact on your profit (if you let it).

That’s just a small list of options to explore, if your think you know it all, think again. Remember “If you’re green you grow, if you’re ripe you rot” – Jim Rohn

Now explore ways to fit your learning into your schedule so you can make the most of it, then figure out ways to implement it. If you find you are now saying “I don’t have time” then you will understand why I suggest you aim to be a business owner rather than a business operator, it gives you more time to do the things to build the business. Oh and give yourself a pat on the back for reading about learning, you are at a promier site to do just that!

Steve Gray - Steve is a business educator - Trainer - Speaker (Steve Gray.biz). You can get his Leadership E Book from http://theleadershipguy.com.au The info provided in these articles is for educational purposes only and is intended as a starting point for you to build your business from, not as specific advice.
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