No matter your viewpoint on formal education, continued entrepreneurial education is very, very important – not only for your business(es) but for you as an individual. How do you view education and what opportunities are you taking advantage of? Take a look at the following list and find your current attitude toward these entrepreneurial education options and consider your current level of involvement with them. Ask yourself why you have or haven’t engaged in some of these and challenge yourself to try something new.
I’ve coded all of the following into three categories: Accountability (A), Consultation (C), and Teaching (T). Yes, the abbreviations spell out “ACT”—which is exactly what I would want you as a qualified entrepreneur to do!
Whatever your choice(s), “school” has plenty to teach you: begin with the end in mind. Your job as founder/entrepreneur/CEO is to raise the value of your business. As your business grows, so does your responsibility to ensure the future of not just the enterprise, but of the people who have joined you and bought into your vision and energy with their commitment of time.