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Can Your Business Benefit from Further Education - Gratis?

Yes! It can be free.

As a small business owner, it's hard to find time (and money) outside of running the business to get the higher education that keeps you competitive against other businesses that may have more resources at their disposal. What's important here is to get the education, not necessarily the formal degree. After all, you don't really need to impress anyone at a job interview; what you need is to run your business smarter.

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Importing as a Way to Expand Your Business

This can be a great opportunity for you to increase your sales offering and expand your business, if you get it right (which is the tricky bit). Here are some tips to help.


Want to Grow Your Business But Don't Know How?

Starting your company was a key decision that required you to be at the centre of everything your business did. If you have found that the business has stagnated, or you are having trouble breaking into the "next level", here are a few ideas that might help.

As well as deciding how you want to grow in the first place, expansion could also be about deciding what parts of the business you may need to let go of and give to someone else. A key step at this point is to identify the areas in which you may lack the necessary experience, knowledge or self-awareness. Growth is a pre-requisite for your business success and, with the rapidly changing environment we live in, is most necessary for you just to stay in business. Don't underestimate that the growth of your business will also have a major impact on you personally, and it is important that you also prioritise your own growth, as together these will improve your company and ultimately your bottom line.


Incorporate Innovation Into Your Business

Innovation can create more effective processes, products, services or ideas that increase your chances of success by saving you money and giving you a competitive advantage to leverage your growth and position in the marketplace. Innovation must be built into your business strategy and processes, as part of a culture of problem solving and flexibility, which allows you to adjust to the ever changing marketplace.

The following 6 tips will help you incorporate innovation into your business.


How Do You Know When You're Successful?

Have you ever been asked "So, where do you see yourself in 5 years' time"?

It's a question I'm not a fan of, but think about it, seriously: where do you see yourself or your business in 5 years? Are you frittering your time (and potentially your life) away? Or are you chasing your dreams and on the road to success?

Success can be viewed in many different ways and at many different levels. So before anything, it is important for each individual to find their own definition of "success". Not some general definition; find out what it means to you personally and what your life will look like when you are successful and then set goals to achieve this.