“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so” quipped Mark Twain, the great American humorist and social commentator.
In sorting out what you know, what you don’t know, what you need to know, and what you know that ain’t so, my Tamara Leigh’s TREND ON guest, Dr. Deborah Osgood, President and CKO (Chief Knowledge Officer) of The Knowledge Institute shared a wealth of information to empower “business tl trend on knowledge instprofessionals, start-ups, the entrepreneurs, government, nonprofit and for-profit organizations, individuals, and academic instititutions.”
As Deborah explained, knowledge, or the lack of it, can have a tremendous impact on the success of your business, but knowing where to go to find information can be overwhelming. That’s where the Knowledge Institute comes in. According to their website, “The Knowledge Institute specializes in entrepreneurial education and small business development through innovative learning systems, virtual resource communities and public/private assistance networks.”
Arising out of Deborah’s own experience in turning companies around, she says empowerment and profits come from positive action steps, implementing processes that work, and engaging people as a valuable resource. “Growing or determining your business doesn’t organically emerge out of a business plan,” Deborah suggests, “but rather out of an intuitive energy that leads to implementation of a plan for success.”
And within that learning curve, there’s a plethora of resources, often free, to assist in so many ways, like Buzzgate.org, an award-winning public service initiative created to facilitate awareness, access and use of America’s government and nonprofit small business assistance programs on a national scale.
What do you want and need to know to get started and succeed? Listen and learn from Dr. Deborah Osgood to hear more on her views on the current state of small businesses in America, entrepreneurial education and resources, and about her consulting and inbound marketing services.