We all know that in small businesses every penny counts. Sufficient cash flow is vital to make your business run effectively. Adequate funds to pay your bills and invest in your business are critical. But when it comes to investing in your business there are so many demands. From money for marketing, PR and social media, to new technology, premises or stock, the ‘wish’ list can seem endless.
In this ‘How to’ guide one of our virtual assistants Kimba talks about how something like training doesn’t have to demand cash from your business, due to the wide range of free online training courses available.
Training for yourself or for your staff can easily be put to the bottom of the ‘to-do’ list. But continuous professional development (CPD) is vital to ensure that you continue to stay at the top of your profession and deliver real value for money for your customers and clients.
In some industries such as accountancy, this CPD is non-negotiable. It has to be completed in order to maintain your accredited status. For other industries it can seem a nice to do. But in this digital age, training doesn’t have to take up a lot of your hard earned cash. There are lots of online resources that will only need an investment of your time.