Enroll in free or inexpensive small business education programs
Successful business owners and entrepreneurs invest time in themselves and the betterment of their skills through education.
Non-profit organizations, colleges, libraries or local schools may offer community education classes that are often free or inexpensive. Search for classes in your area relating to small business topics. A small business owner should posses a varied skill set and have practical knowledge of various fields of business including finance, accounting, taxes, legal, sales, management, computer and technical knowledge. One person cannot master all of these skills, but having a general knowledge will make you a well-rounded professional. It never hurts to educate yourself and expand your knowledge. You can also further your education by borrowing books from the local library and browsing the vast database of free information available on the Internet. You can even listen to seminars and college lectures online in the form of podcasts. Or enroll in free webinars related to your area of interest online.