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The Business Journals: 5 Ways to Learn Something New Every Day


Calhoun Companies president and co-owner, Andy Kocemba, is a contributing writer for The Business Journals. Each month, he offers advice on buying and selling small to mid-size businesses.


Biz Journal Learning

Learning something new will have both direct and indirect effects on your business. You will be energized, and may learn tips and strategies to take your business to the next level.


It is the time of year where kids are heading back to school. As my daughter gets ready for first grade, I have been working with her around the idea that we learn something new every day.

Each night as I tuck her into bed I will ask, “What did you learn today?”

And, in true practice-what-you-preach fashion, I have found myself wondering, “What have I learned today?"

In the spirit of a new school year, I thought this would be an appropriate time to visit the many ways we as business people can learn something new every day.

1. Pick up a book

Books are still the first places most people go to learn something new, whatever the topic. With an abundance of business books available, you can certainly find something that will pique your interest and provide insight. Check out The New York Times or for a list of the current business bestsellers.

2. Subscribe to a newsletter

There are many business-related newsletters you can receive daily via email. Some cover a broad range of topics, while others are very niche. Some are free, and some require a subscription. It is likely you already receive several, but may delete them before you read them. Perhaps now is simply the time to commit to reading your newsletters and putting newly learned lessons into practice.


Read more about how to learn something new every day on the Business Journal's website.


calhouncosandykocembaAndy Kocemba is president and co-owner of Calhoun Cos., a top business brokerage firms in the Upper Midwest. Calhoun Cos. has been connecting buyers and sellers since 1908, working with small- to medium-sized businesses across allindustries. A graduate from Bethel University, Kocemba joined Calhoun Cos. in 2003 as a sales agent before buying the business in 2011. He is a member of the International Business Brokers Association, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, and Better Business Bureau.


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