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Back to Business: Send your Business Back to School

Send Your Business Back to School



Fall is quickly approaching and kids are headed back to school.  Have you ever thought that maybe your business should do the same?  Not literally taking classes or attending a university, but taking some time to gain new skills, tools, and experiences that can boost your business.   There are plenty of ways you can learn new things without taking substantial time away from your business.  The Small Business Administration (SBA) has provided 3 Helpful tips you can start with:


  1. Figure out what you need to learn.   Is there something you wish you knew that’s a common stumbling block as you go about your day?  Whether it’s simple (learning how to create an infographic) or more complex (upgrading your accounting system from paper-based to cloud software), pinpoint and make a list.  Ask your team as well, you never know what little bit of learning might unlock new productivity for your employees.

  2. Find a source.  Is there someone on staff who could teach others what they need to know?  Maybe that entry-level college grad could show the other employees how to film and edit quick videos on their smartphones for your business blog, or your sales manager can instruct the sales reps  on the new CRM system.  Often a quick Internet search will reveal tons of how-to videos, webinars. or even online courses to guide you with common business tasks.

  3. Make the time.  You may think you (and your employees) can’t afford to take a moment away from your business.  As the saying goes, working on your business is ultimately more important than working in your business.  Taking the time and improving your employees’ know-how and skills will make your business even stronger. You may not have a lot of time to spare but everyone has time to learn.




Can the GSA Office of Small Business Utilization (OSBU) help in any way? If you have any questions, please feel free to submit them via our  OSBU Contact Form.  

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