In my 25 years as a business owner, I’ve spent an estimated 1,123 hours learning in at least 13 different programs.
Those were hours spent on formal learning, not on homework or reading. Some courses were from traditional institutions, spanning several years and culminating in a diploma, like my MA in Interdisciplinary Studies, which I devoted to the Entrepreneurial Resilience of Rural Women Business Owners. Others were short, skills-based online courses like this #Ship30for30 digital writing course I’m taking now.
Without a doubt, every hour helped make me a better entrepreneur.
As an entrepreneur, taking courses helped me develop new capabilities, stop doing things that were harming me, and create a new appreciation for the fundamentals.
What’s been your learning journey? How could enrolling in a course help propel you and your business forward this year?
Please share your experiences and thoughts below. Let’s learn from one another and celebrate each other’s successes.
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