How having business sense can help you progress within any industry

By Zoe Taylor

It may seem far-fetched, or perhaps it’s obvious – either way, it’s certainly true that having business sense will help you in any career path you choose.

A knowledge of business is more than just knowing how a business runs. Business sense means knowing how to treat employees fairly in terms of pay, hours, annual leave, etc. It also involves an understanding of marketing a business, the management of a business, tools for improving employee morale, project management and how communication should work within a business.

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But why is all of this important? Well, if you possess a knowledge of how a business runs on all levels – from HR to marketing – not only will you be able to start your own business if you want to, you’ll be able to climb the ladder within the company you work for, because you’re able to demonstrate your knowledge on a day-to-day basis which is highly impressive to management.

On top of this, you know your know your rights within a company, and are therefore able to speak up if you feel you’re being mistreated, knowing that you have the facts behind you to back you up.

So whether you’re working towards starting your own business, or you’re interested in working for a particular company and making your way up through the ranks, a knowledge of business is going to get you very far.

For help in developing your business skills, or for useful tips on areas including studying and finding success, call 1800 143 080 or visit www2.collegesonline.com.au/mycareer to contact one of our friendly career advisors!

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