This week’s blog is going to delve into territory reserved for existing franchisees who desire a continuing education for the small business owner. We feel it is also important to maintain and nurture your franchise after you’ve set up a successful business. There are many types of entrepreneurs who would deem themselves fit to run a business. But there is also a good portion of owners who feel they could be doing a better job.
That’s where continuing education for small business owners enters the picture. Several professions, such as careers in medicine, law and accounting, actually require continuing education classes—some of which are on an annual basis. It’s simply a way of maintaining a sharp acumen to your particular skill set.
Seminars are a popular choice because of the varied information presented, as well as the networking possibilities. An excellent resource website for finding applicable small business seminars and workshops can be found on the U.S. Small Business Administration Events Page. Here, you have the ability to refine a search by subject and zip code, so that you can find something that appeals to your franchise, and close by.
Another great place to conduct research on continuing education for small business owners is your local Chamber of Commerce. These might actually be the most effective use of your time, since you won’t have to travel far at all. And, as mentioned previously, the networking possibilities are something you should definitely invest in discovering. If your franchise isn’t already a member of your local chamber, look into joining sooner rather than later.
When it comes to seeking continued education for small business owners, a desire to be better is all the motivation you need to get started. Another area that shouldn’t be overlooked is webinars. You can find thousands of online business courses and video tutorials at the America’s SBDC eLearning Center. All you need is your computer or tablet and roughly an hour of your time to hear some of the best advice available.
FranNet encourages you, the franchise owner, to get more involved in the continuing education of your small business knowledge. Things like efficiency, tax-knowledge, management trends and the streamlining of processes can all assist you where it counts the most… your bottom line profitability.
FranNet Bio: FranNet is North America’s most respected leader in matching individuals with franchise ownership opportunities. Founded in 1987, FranNet has more than 100 experienced consultants across the United States, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom. FranNet uses a proprietary profiling and consultative process to determine a business model unique to each client’s goals, skill sets and interests, and has matched thousands of prospective business owners to rewarding small business franchise opportunities. Based in Louisville, Kentucky, FranNet has been recognized by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies in America for the last five years.