Business Tip: Educate Yourself

Even after graduating from University or even MBA, entrepreneurs are encouraged to educate themselves further. Not from prescribed  reading materials by your professors alone but through workshops and seminars that are offered by proven thought leaders and business mentors. The knowledge that you get from them are priceless because no books will ever teach you first hand experience.

There are plenty of seminars and workshops you can learn from. I personally love the ones that are closely related to my business and passion- work-at-home expos and seminars (look at Manila Workshops and Make It Blissful for some reliable leads), entrepreneurial skill related  seminars (DTI Philippines have them often), brain power workshops, etc)

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Don’t be afraid in investing on workshop fees because what you will get in return is valuable and will get you more business hence more income. If you really have budget constraints, look for good seminars and workshops that are free- DTI Philippines is your best bet. Or be sure to check on my blog for announcements of FREE and paid seminar and workshops for the business minded.

You can also pursue learning through online courses from coursera.org, Stanford online, alison.com,http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm, etc. Most course offered has certification at the end. You can take the course at your own pace as long as you are within the course’s timing.

Then of course there’s Youtube where a plethora video tutorials and talks are available for everyone to watch. Not to mention blogs you can read and follow.

You see, knowledge about business and whatever passion you have is just out there. It’s a matter of looking for it, your willingness to learn, and the ability to apply it.

 

For my friends in Singapore, there’s an incredible talk by Joel Baumer on November 8-9, 2014 and it’s FREE. Read about it here.

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Renz Mom to 2 beautiful girls, Peaches & Luzy. WAHM for almost 7 years and then I opened a small condo and office cleaning business. That's just the start. Follow me as I walk along my entrepreneurial journey.

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Comments

  1. Being a WAHM (copy writer & project manager) and handling a photography/design business, I also make sure I put away enough money for workshops. I agree with you, the knowledge these workshops can give are priceless.

  2. such a nice post you made here.learned a lot,thanks for this.

  3. I’ve been trying to get my self into business so I can slowly transition from full-time working mom to a WAHM but I still have a lot to learn. I find that watching YouTube videos and other online courses/tutorials help a lot. For me, I feel understand the workshops better if I come in a little prepared and I get to ask more detailed questions to maximize my learning

    • Hi Pauline,
      Transition is hard. There are a lot of things to consider plus you need to be ready being a WAHM (emotionally, physically and financially). Work won’t come pouring as a freelance/online worker so you must be prepared. My suggestion is to sharpen your CV and start submitting on online jobsites or start making your online resume/portfolio.

  4. I agree, workshops are valuable investments. I, myself, sign up for those to keep myself learning. 🙂

  5. Thank you for sharing this 🙂 good to remind everyone that it is really important to eductae yourself and never stop learning even after school.

  6. I would love to attend seminars and workshop but I don’t have the budget yet. I will wait for your post about free workshops. 🙂

  7. Yes, nowadays we need to gather information and knowledge from every possible source and keep us updated.
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  8. i have a small business, an online shop where I sell a lot of stuff, i love getting business tips from time to time, they’re very helpful and keeps me up to speed on anything new about business trends!
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  9. I could not agree more. I always learn everyday, Tutorials, seminars and even reading ebooks.
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  10. I’m thinking of joining workshops too because I know I ‘ll learn a lot from it to be ABLE TO IMPROVE MY BLOGGING SKILLS
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  11. Great content, and I agree that learning never stops. It is always good to arm yourself with new knowledge whichever industry you are in. Now I suddenly miss the free seminars and workshops my former employer offers its employees.
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  12. I noticed that there are loads of workshops lately. And I think it’s great because it means people are investing in continuous education. Coz it’s important to always aim to learn more.
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  13. We grow and keep ourselves abreast with the latest through workshops and seminars. So these are valuable.
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