Business Vision and Business Awareness are not the same thing.
The ability to improve your all-round general and current business awareness is more often than not a significant influence on those business owners who always seem to be able to steer clear of trouble.
Related to the ability to listen and to read actively, those business owners with heightened business awareness have the invaluable ability to detect, see and act upon commercial risks and opportunities much earlier than anyone else. Hence they always seem to find those little edges or advantages that keep them ahead of the field, or more importantly their head above water.
Reading frequently and widely, talking to and listening to your customers, staff and suppliers regularly and finding time to network with other small business owners and advisers will help you to improve your all round business awareness and gain your black belt in entrepreneurship.
"Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success"
John D. Rockefeller