1) KNOWLEDGE IS NOT EXPENSIVE, IGNORANCE IS
Get over the stereotypes of expensive courses that can be taken by executives and entrepreneurs, it's not MBA or nothing. There are dozens of paid for courses affordable that will interest you and help widen that knowledge base considerably.
2) KNOWLEDGE HELPS YOU GET RID OF LINEAR THINKING.
This truth is if you do not expose yourself to some new learning, it will be very difficult to think outside the said box. It is time to go beyond what we left in the classroom and learn from experiences and knowledge base of others.
3) YOUR BUSINESS IS AT RISK WITHOUT NEW SKILLS, TOOLS, AND SOFTWARE
If your business is not adding new skills and utilising new tools, it's a matter of time before you are swept out by a minbler and faster competition. When you keep learning, you get introduced to these skills, tools and software making working easier and much more interesting for your employees. The more excited your employees are, the more eager they are to work and that gives you more productivity.
4) NEW IDEAS HELP YOU DEVELOP AN EFFICIENT KNOWLEDGE STRATEGY
Developing a knowledge strategy for your business is extremely important. You can only develop a truly efficient knowledge strategy if you have gone through extensive learning yourself. You need to identify the value new and important knowledge will bring to your business, and to do that you need to keep learning. You need to make sure that knowledge management, acquisition, and distribution is a process that should be continuous and sustainable.
5) KNOWLEDGE INCREASES YOUR SUCCESS RATE.
Get this, your business is only as strong as the people behind it. As a business owner, you need to strive for personal growth to enable you to thrive professionally. It is important to stay current and competitive to win. If you aren't exposing yourself to new ideas, you're making it easier for your competition to eat your lunch. On the long run, innovation wins, and the most ignorant entrepreneur tends to lose.