As a small business owner, do you take time to learn new things that could help you better run and grow your small business? Do you allocate enough time in your schedule to expand your knowledge in areas that you are unfamiliar? Setting a goal to learn new things each month will allow you to improve your skills and knowledge, which will in turn help you to manage and operate your business more effectively.

The easiest way to learn something new every month is to have a list of new things you want to learn about. Taking the time to create a list will get you thinking about the things you’ve always wanted to know more about but never got done. Learning something new every month doesn’t have to take a lot of time. Some new things could take days to learn and others just minutes.

The main point in challenging yourself to learn something new each month is it will keep you focused on learning new things and make you accountable. Small business owners who have adopted this concept find that their skills and abilities improve without having a significant impact on their time.

Learning something new doesn’t have to be “tied” to business-related topics. It could be for your personal life such as “do-it-yourself” projects around the house. Try to learn something new every month, and you’ll be surprised how much this will help you and your business.

Founder & President Jones Simply Sales, LLC

Dick Jones is the Founder & President of Jones Simply Sales, LLC. As a 4th generation sales professional, he has over 30 years of experience advising, coaching, consulting and working with small business owners.

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