So we finished in the Top 20 of Alliance Bank Bizsmart Academy SME Challenge for 2015. After two months of training and networking, the question I get asked frequently is – What did I learn, and was it worth it?
I don’t really want to write too much about what I learned from training. Obviously I learned a lot. When I first found out that training was compulsory, I thought about how busy I was going to be trying to manage the business at the same time, but I made the decision to go into every session with an open and receptive mind. And I came out of each training session learning new ideas that I wanted to apply to the business, or how we managed the team, and I felt lucky that we were selected.
I want to write about what I learned from some of the judges on the panel.