Entrepreneurs Share Tips for Learning and Growing Throughout the Business Journey


Business owners must constantly learn and grow to continue on a successful path. Whether reading business books, welcoming new team members, or trying new marketing strategies, there are plenty of ways to improve throughout your business journey. Here are tips from online small business community members to help you grow personally and professionally.

Read These Books for Personal and Professional Growth

Reading is one of the most impactful ways to improve your knowledge base. There are plenty of books that can benefit business owners, both personally and professionally. Rachel Strella of Strella Social Media shares her top picks and recommendations for other entrepreneurs in this post. And members of the BizSugar community offered their own thoughts on the post here.

Build a Strong Brand Identity for Your Small Business

If you’re confident in your own strengths and skills as a business owner, you’re more likely to build a strong brand for your business. In this Noobpreneur post, Ivan Widjaya shares tips for creating a brand identity that gets results.

Learn the Basics of Branding a Small Business

Creating a sense of identity is just one facet of small business branding. But there are other elements to consider, like your design and brand voice. This Ignite post by Poulomi Basu includes a detailed branding guide for beginners.

Understand What Qualities Help Entrepreneurs Impact Society

If you want your business to make a major societal impact, it helps to understand what qualities can get you there. Luckily, there are lots of similarities between entrepreneurs who have made major impacts in the past. Marty Zwilling of Startup Professionals Musings goes over some here.

Drive Digital Innovation in a Down Economy

The most impactful business owners are often innovative – even when business conditions are tricky. A down economy can scare even successful entrepreneurs. But this ENO8 post by Jeff Francis contains tips for driving innovation even during difficult economic conditions.

Consider Professional Support for Your Business

Even the most skilled and successful entrepreneurs can’t do it alone. Some rely on traditional employees, and others on informal mentors or counselors. Professional support offers skilled help in various areas of business operations and development. Learn the signs that your business may need these services in this Let’s Reach Success post by Lidiya Kesarovska.

Build Relationships for Business Success

Your business may also be helped by your connections and the skills you strengthen by working with others in your field. That’s why building relationships is an essential skill for every entrepreneur. Get tips on building relationships as a business owner in this InvoiceBerry post by Fahad Khan.

Wow New Hires with Personalized Onboarding

Businesses also thrive when they power team members to embrace their individual strengths. This can start with the onboarding process, especially if you tailor it to each individual hire. Learn how in this Process Street post by Isabella Busby-Priest.

Unleash the Power of Engaging Content

Your personal knowledge and skills can also impact your business’s online content. Specifically, these factors can help make your marketing copy more engaging. Read additional tips for unleashing engaging content in this post by Dan Swords. Then visit the BizSugar community to see what members are saying.

Leverage YouTube to Reach Your Marketing Goals

YouTube can be a powerful marketing platform for nearly any business, especially those with a skilled and engaging leader. If you’re interested in leveraging YouTube for your marketing strategy, read this Inspire to Thrive post by Lisa Sicard for tips.

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Annie Pilon Annie Pilon is a Senior Staff Writer for Small Business Trends and has been a member of the team for 12 years. Annie covers feature stories, community news and in-depth, expert-based guides. She has a bachelor’s degree from Columbia College Chicago in Journalism and Marketing Communications.