Take advantage of your franchisor’s resources
One of the benefits of franchising with a company like Venture X is the network you’ll be joining. We want our franchisees to grow their businesses effectively, so we’re doing our best to keep up on industry trends. We like to share our findings with our franchisees as a part of our ongoing support, so taking advantage of our support programs is a key way for our franchisees can stay on top of new industry developments.
Do some initial research
Set aside some time to look up reputable websites that report on happenings in your industry. Bookmark these sites and check them out once a month or so. You’ll be able to quickly scan the updates in order to see what’s new. There are plenty of websites that report on all kinds of industry trends. Finding one or two you can trust now will save you time later.
Find a network
If you ever read anything particularly interesting about your industry, it can be important to have just the right people to share it with. There are many platforms that you can use to network with others in the co-working space industry. Facebook is a great, no-hassle way to share information. By starting or joining a Facebook group dedicated to co-working spaces, you’ll be able to share items you find, as well as review items found by others, without going out of your way. This is an especially valuable tip because the people in your network may have interesting perceptions on or experiences with the topics you’re interested in. Getting their feedback is a valuable way to keep up with industry trends while also focusing on running your business.
These are just a few of the ways you can stay abreast of industry trends without sacrificing time that could be used to run your business. Taking a few minutes out of your week to try some of these tips is an important investment in the future of your business.
Reach out to us today to learn more about the ways in which we support our franchisees by staying on top of industry trends.