We are constantly presented with opportunities to grow our business, create more awareness for our products or services, and meet our business goals. We might miss these opportunities and their positive effects if we overlook or pay less attention to them. Here are three ways to ensure we are recognizing and making the best of opportunities presented to us.


We are typically great observers and consumers, but we can be great partakers to our benefit.  If you hear of a new application or software, don’t simply admire it, but think of how it can be applied to your business.  Not all technologies or apps will fit your business offerings, but thinking in this fashion keeps you ahead of the competition and gives you the opportunity to reap business benefits where your competition isn’t.


Networking meetings are a great way to take advantage of meeting potential clients and gaining referrals.  Another benefit of networking meetings is learning what other businesses use to be successful and how it can be beneficial to your business. You can find out what other resources businesses are using to grow their operations. You can also create partnerships based on related industries within networking groups.  A mortgage broker, a Realtor, and an insurance agent can be partners for lead generation, but also to gain knowledge of how each person successfully runs their operation; beneficial ideas can be exchanged.  This not only just creates opportunity for income growth, but also opportunities to learn crucial operational lessons.


Workshops and conferences are popular for a reason! People gain knowledge that can transform their business or operation.  Attending workshops that effectively teach you ways to run your operations successfully can be exciting! You typically hear at the end of seminars and workshops “I can’t wait to get back to work to try these new skills I’ve just learned!” Knowledge can be emboldening and can open doors you didn’t know existed. Take advantage of various opportunities to learn, whether it’s through workshops, webinars, seminars, consultants, or others forms of learning.

IA Business Advisors holds seminars that assist in improving business operations through marketing, finance, and operational processes. You can take advantage and register for our workshops on our website, and come learn effective ways to reach business goals. Have a great year! Remember to take advantage of as many business opportunities that can positively impact your business.

© Individual Advantages, LLC. 2015

Mary Smith

Mary has been with IA Business Advisors for 6 years. She graduated with a bachelor's in English literature with a minor in psychology, and is currently working towards her master's in organizational leadership. She enjoys writing and produces blogs for IA and several of IA's clients. Her favorite aspect of writing is the research.

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