Problem-solving – it’s a critical skill to have if you’re going to be a leader, an innovator, a game-changer. Some of today’s greatest and successful leaders are dedicated to solving problems – think Elon Musk, Richard Branson and Holly Ransom.
Problem-solving is critical to small business in two ways, says business strategist Stephen Barnes from Byronvale Advisors. Firstly, you need to ensure that your operation adequately solves a problem that your customers have, and you are able to find ways to fix issues or troubleshoot challenges within your own business. This could be anything from staffing to marketing channels, cash flow or legal issues.
“Everything in business is about providing a solution to a problem,” he tells SmartCompany.
And there’s good news for those not lucky enough to be born with innate problem-solving abilities: these skills can be learnt to enable entrepreneurs to excel both within their local and domestic markets, but also be equipped to compete globally.
Find out how James Cook University can give you the problem-solving skills to drive your business further.
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