How you been in moments where a friend or business neighbor shared information with you that may sound new to you. But, in reality, this information has been out since last year. Personally, I’ve been caught in this situation many times.
“a general direction in which something is developing or changing.”Â
What are ways to keep up with industry trends?
Start by following key leaders who share knowledge about the Industry you are in. There are options to keep you notified when a key influencer posts information. Check your social media account settings to enable notification alerts. A good source to quickly stay informed of industry trend is twitter.
Subscribe to blogs
Subscribe to blogs is another way to keep up to date with information. This is usually the preferred way in really diving into industry trends. Bloggers tend to share insightful information with a personal opinion on top of the topic they are talking about.
Attend a conference
This option can come with a price tag, but you definitely get to the opportunity to network. Connecting and sharing knowledge about your industry can benefit both parties. You might get lucky and get a chance to talk face to face with a key influencer in your industry. Make sure to get your free t-shirts!
Join an organization
Joining an organization can help you stay informed of legal information that can affect your industry. A big plus of being part of an organization is the community events. This can help your business develop an organic presence within the community.
Being connected with industry trends is a big part of being a successful business owner. Constantly seeing where your industry is leading, what kind of technology is available? Looking into how your competition is doing. Remember, information is king when it comes to making decisions for your business.
If you have suggestions on how to keep up with industry trends. Please leave a comment below.