If you are a small business owner, it is essential to stay informed on the newest technology. In order to stay competitive in your industry, you must be able to keep up with the millennials that competing against you. If you do not have your own business but you are looking to do free lance work or a new job, staying informed is just as important. Employers tend to look for those who are up to date with new technology. So you may be asking yourself, how do I keep up with new technology developing within my industry?
- USE THE INTERNET. In 2016, the Internet is your best friend and user-friendly tool to stay up to date with all of the latest trends. You can find breaking news simply by using a search engine tool like Google or Bing. Paper publications have now extended their content to the Internet for easier access. The days of going to the store to pick up the newest copy of Business Week is over.
- READ INDUSTRY PUBLICATIONS. In order to stay marketable, it essential to read journals, newspapers and papers written by those in your industry. Industry publications can be found via the Internet and public libraries. New technology may be used in your industry but without reading about it in industry publications you may be at a disadvantage.
- A good way to stay up to speed with new technology in your industry is to network as much as possible. Talking with industry experts is a unique way to stay in the know. Experts are knowledgeable and a good resource for those trying to stay up to date with technology in their industry.