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I'll admit it -- I'm an information junkie. I love to learn new things, so it's a good thing that I'm in small business marketing where new ideas and new trends emerge every day. Continuing to enhance your own professional/personal development, or investing in yourself, is a primary responsibility that owners of small service businesses often forget to do when they've got lots of business. Taking the time to read just one more article or go to just one more teleseminar or professional conference when you've got your plate full with clients is probably not on your top 10 list of preferred activities. However, remember that your clients are looking to you for cutting-edge information to best help them with their problems. Without this continued learning, you may find yourself quickly left behind.
Here are some resources that I read regularly and highly recommend to keep me in the loop to better serve my clients and enhance my own business:
Getting Organized/Feng Shui:
General Business Management:
This list is just the tip of the iceberg for me. New sources come to light every day. Set aside at least 3 hours per week for your own self-education. Your clients will thank you, and your business will grow!
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