Be proactive and take some shortcuts to grow faster
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Becuase shortcuts aren’t always dead ends

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Getting from where you are to where you want to be is a challenge, but the process can be one of the most invigorating and enriching experiences you’ll ever have. Being an entrepreneur is all about having a vision and striving towards being better. This means that the process never ends, as an entrepreneur must always keep learning, stay informed, and continue growing personally and professionally. This week’s Gig Economy is all about steps to take to enrich your skills and build your business.

Take a shortcut

You’re always looking for new ways to grow, and easier ways to get great results. This article from Geektime offers 9 “growth hacks” that anybody can implement. What’s a growth hack you ask? It’s basically a simple and “user-friendly” way to quickly grow your business. It’s where innovation and accessibility meet and it’s a an important element of strategy for entrepreneurs at any stage.

Time to friend Facebook

Last week we talked about Twitter metrics, this week we’re making sure that you’re optimizing your Facebook advertisements and not just wasting your money. Huffington Post brings us an article on the top 5 things you need to know before you start advertising on Facebook. Already have Facebook ads up and running? Check out this article and make sure you’re really getting the most out of Facebook’s ad platform.

School’s out forever?

One of the biggest debates in the entrepreneur scene is whether or not a college degree is really worth the enormous amount of time and energy it requires. According to Fox Small Business News, the answer is both yes and no, because the devil is in the details. Read the article to find out whether or not a college degree might be a waste of time or a worthwhile investment.

Be proactive in building skills

An entrepreneur needs to stay ahead of the curve. Whatever other visionaries are doing to build their skill set and boost their business, you need to do just as much and more. It can seem a bit overwhelming at times though, so Inc is here to help with a list of the top 6 tech skills that will be vital in the coming year.

What do you do to keep building your own skills as your grow your business? Tell us in the comments!

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