Entrepreneurs, Employees, Job Seekers, Do We Know This? Are We Even Thinking of This? – Javnyuy Joybert (CELBMD Africa Founder & Lead Trainer)Javnyuy Joybert
Entrepreneurs, Employees, Job Seekers, Do We Know This? Are We Even Thinking of This? – Javnyuy Joybert (CELBMD Africa Founder & Lead Trainer)
Speaking somewhere, I stated one of the key relevant skill every entrepreneur should intentionally develop is that of Spotting New Trends in their sectors. Business sectors move fast, customers’ needs change faster so entrepreneurs must have the ability to see changes coming in their industries.
As entrepreneurs, let us ask ourselves these two questions
1. What are the trends affecting your startup/business now or potential trends that will affect your startup/business in few months or years?
2. What operational & strategic moves are you making or will you make to take advantage of these trends so that trends don’t kill you?
Let’s look at a simple example, imagine a photographer 10 to 15 years ago. He was in good business, more clients, more sales but new trends of social media (especially Instagram, Facebook, whatsapp status) & high penetration of smart phones is definitely killing him. You reading this, when was the last time you paid for a printed picture? Or even if you did am sure your frequency of printing pictures has definitely drop by maybe 90% (wild guess). Personally the last time I printed a picture was in 2013.
Spotting trends is not only for entrepreneurs, even job seekers and employees need to pay close attention because changes in trends will affect the type of skills the marketplace requires. 2 Billion Jobs to Disappear by 2030. The question is what will cause this. My answer is New Trends
It is time to be intentional at spotting high-potential industry opportunities and trends and taking actions to capitalize on them
It is your responsibility as an entrepreneur or professional to stay ahead of the curve and be able to move with trends for the benefit of long-term success
See you at the top. Cheers!!
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