Key to a Leader’s Long-term Success: A Commitment to Lifelong Learning

Times change: Your client base expands/contracts or has new needs.

Markets change: You have new sources of supply/supply tightens.

Challenges change: There's new competition down the street/across the ocean.

Tastes change: You are the hottest ticket in town/you can’t give your service away.

Economics change: Funding is readily available/money sources have dried up.

As a small business owner, nonprofit leader, or social entrepreneur, the one constant you can rely on is that change will happen. Some changes will be opportunities to grow, to persify or to become more efficient. Other changes are challenges to which you must respond effectively to stay in business.

Opportunity or challenge, your response must include making sure you have the information you need to make the right decision. Whether the problem is retaining and retraining staff or choosing the right technology platform, you need information. Attending seminars, reading trade publications, and chatting with vendors and peers are all ways to get the information you need; they are all ways to learn what you need to know.

To be successful as a nonprofit or for-profit, learning must be a life-long venture.

At Ventureneer, you can reach beyond the next room or the college down the street to access information from experienced business owners, non profit leaders and social entrepreneurs like you, and from experts in a variety of fields, people from all sectors and all parts of the nation.

You can ask questions or share ideas, get in-depth training about something new or be inspired by a peer.

Whether you are a small business owner, a nonprofit leader, or a social entrepreneur, Ventureneer has Vcourses, webinars, advice, and access to peer learning that will help you adjust to change.

Entrepreneurship is a life-long journey that requires constant learning. Ventureneer has a road map to guide you along the way.

“If you’re not having fun, you’re not doing the right thing. And if you’re not learning as you go, you won’t go too far.”

Peter M. Senge

Founder of the Center for Organizational Learning

MIT's Sloan School of Management