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Business Advice

Do I Need to Listen?

Business Advice, like any other, can be a sticky wicket. While some who have managed to make it quite far in the business world would seem the best bet for advice, those who have failed more than not generally have better advice. After all, knowing what to do is not always appropriate to you or your situation; knowing what not to do is universal.

There is a lot of Business Advice online, but not all of it is worthwhile, and you shouldn't waste your resources trying to figure out which of it is. Some clever search engine usage will bring several useful sites to the fore. Always remember that just because sites paid to be highlighted, it doesn't necessarily make them bad choices. On your first forays, choose sites that rank high "organically" - not the sponsored selections. "Business Advice" is a popular phrase - now is a great time to learn more about Advanced Searches, which will filter-out a lot of the spam.

Books are your best bet when seeking Business Advice. Your local library is sure to have some resources, even if you live in a rural area. While it may not be the most up-to-date information, this actually works to your advantage. You can learn all there is to know about modern business theory (within the last 10-20 years or so) online, but the business world moves rather slowly - many are just now letting go of their filing cabinets in favor of computerized records! Your library is a good place to build a foundation in the subject. A good library will also have a selection of audio and video resources.

As important as getting the information is knowing what of it to dismiss. Business advice is a vast topic and it's easy to get lost in it. Whenever you feel overwhelmed, reread your business plan, agenda, or what have you, to remind yourself of the direction on which you need to focus.

Working from the generalized to the specific is a good way to learn anything. Whether you have been in business for years or are just getting into the field, everyone could use some solid Business Advice. Knowing where to find it and which of it to use is an art and science unto itself. Don't let all the available business advice overwhelm you; take things slowly and stay focused on your business and situation. In fact, that may be the best business advice out there!