[tweetmeme source=”LessonsInBiz” only_single=false] When opportunity knocks, make sure to open the door. This is especially true for small business. I have read The Great Un-Cracked Opportunity: Small and Medium-Sized Businesses and the problems Ben Yoskovitz enumerated are so common that most small businesses unknowingly have them. A learning area for small business: know which opportunity to leverage to increase your chances for success.

If the problem is poor understanding of how SEO works, how social media can benefit your small business or even the convenience of mobile apps then you need to put the fire back in your entrepreneurial spirit and do some research. There are a lot of forums and how-to articles which would surely give you the 411 on areas you are not clear with, on the latest trends you understandably are not familiar with.

If you have any aversion to change and just wants to conduct your small business in the traditional way, odds are your competition are already five steps ahead of you. In this day and age, what makes small businesses generate more income is by relating and reaching to more people. Do not let the opportunity to be successful just pass you by. Reinvent and innovate. Take advantage of the wide range of opportunities available to you and you’ll see just how much it makes a difference.