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News and the Opportunities that it can Bring

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Many people in today’s world are busy trying to make money. Whether you work for someone or run your own business the only thing that you are interested in is your work. But how would you get information to make your work of business more productive?

Reading, Listening and watching the News can be a source of valuable information to all. Many people when watching television only concentrate on watching a movie or a variety programme. When the news comes on they change the channel. However, the news can help you in many ways. It should not only be watched when there is a disaster or something big happening.

Business 04The News can help a person recognise patterns in the economy. These patterns can come from financial news, consumer news, political news and even entertainment news. The trick is to identify them.

What is it that you should look for when reading the newspaper, business journal or trade publication and when you visit a website or watch Television? The basic answer is that you should be looking for any event that might create opportunities.

Below are some examples of business opportunities that could be created from events reported in the news.

  • Mergers or acquisitions may create sales training opportunities for new product lines; marketing opportunities for re-branding of products, PR support, new marketing campaigns; HR opportunities for team building, compensation issues, employee benefits; IT opportunities for planning, system integration, new technology acquisition; and leadership opportunities for strategic planning, team building at executive levelBusiness 03
  • Bad financial performance creates opportunities, especially if there are two consecutive quarters with poor results
  • If there is news about Layoffs at companies, they may require outside HR assistance
  • Rapidly growing companies may need help with additional staff.
  • Companies that are stagnant need assistance also to deliver results to grow

The above are only some examples, but there are many business opportunities to be had by paying close attention to the news. Always keep your eyes and ear open. You may never know when opportunity is knocking at your door.