The 7 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know
By: Brian Harrington
Every committed entrepreneur should never stop learning new things. It’s important for entrepreneurs to discover the wonders that learning can do for their business. 

As an entrepreneur, you must be prepared to develop pertinent tasks that facilitate the success of your business. Online classes, workshops, webinars, conferences, trade shows, podcasts, hangouts or any other type of learning tools can greatly enhance your success path.
 
Learning something new goes beyond personal growth. Believe it or not, expanding your knowledge benefits your entire team. Here are 7 things every entrepreneur should know.

#1 Always Be Curious

The quality of children is of questioning everything, of seeing the world as something magical and mysterious. However, with age, people forget this ability or resign themselves to the fact that they can never know everything.

On the other hand, students never lose this gift, but expand it, feed their curiosity about all processes, successes, production. 

They are open to new ideas, and instead of seeing them as a distraction they absorb them as opportunities to review their position, fortify their logic and faith in their beliefs.

Curiosity is to accept and pursue the things you don't know. 

How do you stay curious and keep learning?

#2 Be Proud of Your Work

Those who never stop learning take pride in their professional skills. 

They aspire to be brilliant in what they do and look for new ways to improve and do a better job next time. They think of all aspects of their work because they know that the true value is in the details.

“Someday you will look back at your struggling days and feel proud of what you have achieved.” ― Avijeet Das

#3 Education Adapts to Your Budget and Time

Many believe that education involves high costs or a long-time course at a university. 

Nothing further from reality! 

There are podcast (free), online courses, conferences, hangouts, webinars, Facebook groups, mentors, and others that are completely free and in which you set the schedule yourself.

“Formal education will make you a living. Self-education will make you a fortune.” — Jim Rohn

#4 Open Your Mind to New Alternatives

70% of executives are aware of the need to learn new skills but feel they cannot leave their obligations aside. 

If you are looking to open your mind to new alternatives, try to step out of your business. 

Learn new ways to grow your venture, get involved in other skills and expand opportunities.

#5 Grow Your Network of Contacts

Most entrepreneurs are immersed in their businesses 24-7 and have a closed contact list. 

During events, on social media, at conferences, at an online or physical class, in a hangout or in a webinar, during debates, and in the forums are places always open, and mostly free, where you can interact with other business owners and network without leaving your business. 

Networking is what my mentor and Dad, Kevin Harrington, and I do every week to learn more, gain new clients, create new partnerships, build our brand, invest in cool products, and help empower fellow entrepreneurs. 

“Real networking is about finding ways to make other people more successful.” ―Keith Ferrazzi

#6 Improve Relationship with Your Collaborators

Are you a business owner but feel unable to talk about certain topics that are important to the business, such as the digital aspect or the financial stuff… because you don’t know anything about it? 

It’s time to expand your knowledge on these topics, for example, you can follow a digital marketing course or contact a financial advisor you met at a conference. This will help you better understand your entire team of collaborators.

Think of yourself as a team member and be willing to do things you dislike for the sake of the team. Learning about the things you dislike or don’t know much about will give you the tools to help your team. 

“Successful people are great learners.” Dr. T.P.Chia

#7 Learn New Tools, Techniques, and Skills

We all know this… the world is moving fast —and so should you. I bet that most of you continue to use the same technology as when you opened your business. 

There are no excuses to maintain this habit. There are mentors, teammates, courses, how to videos on YouTube, and by simply asking others to help you update your knowledge in many areas of interest to your company including new technology and practices for success. 

Do not doubt this, it will be reflected in your sales and future customers.  

“Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.” William Pollard

Contact me at brian@kevinharrington.tv if you need help with launching your product, getting an investor, and much more. 
As a successful entrepreneur, Brian consults with other entrepreneurs to increase sales and scale their business. He has worked closely with Fortune 500 companies, top influencers, thought leaders, and the brightest business minds. His experience expands to nearly every industry, which means he brings a wealth of knowledge to any business venture. 
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