Formal business study

Smart Books® founder Leaine Jones knows first-hand the importance of continued learning. This can take many shapes and forms. One aspect is undertaking formal courses of study, ending up with recognised qualifications at the end to give you both credibility and improved knowledge. In NZ the secondary school system does not overly focus on developing business acumen. Take a look at the Open Polytechnic-Business courses.

Things to consider first before signing up for study:

  • Available time – be realistic on the commitment required
  • Online or classroom style? How do you learn best? Do you need flexibility or one-on-one support? Many secondary schools offer evening classes. Decide what best suits your learning style and capabilities.
  • Relevance – does the course provide real benefits and outcomes for you and your business
  • Budget – a free course still requires time and effort, will paying for something make you more likely to stick with it?
  • Validity of the education provider – check out their credentials and student reviews.

Learning new skills that can be applied directly to your business can create new opportunities and results. Can you make time for new learning?

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