Being a business owner often means you are a jack of all trades and master of few, to misquote an old saying. You may have to be a leader, a manager, a salesperson, an accountant, a marketer, a purchaser and a networker, to name but a few roles that the average owner of an SME has to juggle. So as a business owner, you are on a continual learning curve.
At ActionCOACH, we say “The more you Learn, the more you Earn” – we have a commitment to continuous learning, whether that is by reading or listening to educational CDs, attending seminars or courses, or working with experts in a particular field. We encourage our clients to continue their education in their quest to become expert business owners. (If you are a bookworm, click here to go to our recommended reading list.)
Business education and training can come in many forms – it may be simple as reading a book that helps you find a strategy to deal with a particular challenge, or could be a major commitment, such as undertaking an MBA (Masters in Business Administration.) But whatever form it takes, exercising the grey matter will be of benefit to you personally, and to your business, and the skills and information you accumulate will be transferable to other businesses you may wish to get involved with.
If you are at a stage in your business when you’ve got a really great team to look after your customers and grow the business for you, then the training and education may be more for your team, to keep them at the top of their game so they stay with you and keep growing your business.
Investing in your staff through training and education will help you to get more out of them and will also make them feel valued and thereby increase their loyalty and hopefully mean they will stay with you longer. Nobody wants a job where there are no prospects for improvement or advancement!
Here at ActionCOACH Solent we offer seminars and business mastery workshops, one to one coaching and mentoring. We can develop a bespoke training programme for your staff and deliver it at your offices. Just call us to discuss your requirements.