Skills Small Businesses Need to Survive

Skills Small Businesses Need to Survive
September 19, 2016 234Finance

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It is necessary for small business operators to acquire a variety of skills to survive in today’s competitive marketplace. This is considering the advanced technological edge and skilled man power that larger corporations tend to have at their disposal.

Small to medium scale entrepreneurs need skills to to survive the changing trends in the business environment and remain competitive. These include consideration of collaborative opportunities, dynamic use of social media platforms, unique branding options and the smartest marketing advisory services.

In addition to these, numbers crushing and machine learning have proven to be assets to small businesses and not only large corporations. This way, some duties can be performed electronically in order to reduce personnel cost.

Awareness of market behavior is a big advantage to SMEs, as it helps the business remain relevant and adapt to the changing needs of the consumers. Consequently, learning these skills are far cheaper than they used to be years ago, as some of them are available through free online courses.

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234Finance is an online hub that promotes African Entrepreneurship. We feature small and medium sized businesses on the platform, shedding light on the current and future developments in diverse sectors across Africa. We also provide free resources, share opportunities and events on our platform that entrepreneurs can benefit from and thrive in Africa’s tough business landscape.

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