“Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.” – Richard Branson
Life of an entrepreneur is tough and building your own empire from scratch takes every bit of your heart, soul, blood, and sweat. The business world is changing every minute and old outdated companies are getting replaced by a new one taking the charge and adapting to the changing times. In this mad world you can’t afford to get on the wrong track. In order to equip yourself and make yourself a modern age entrepreneur, here are two things to keep in mind according to the founder of YO Digital Agency, Yemi Oniya Jr – Self Development and Growth. Yemi Oniya Jr is the head of online growth at YO Digital Agency, which is a full service digital marketing agency specializing in online growth for businesses and works out of both the US and the UK. Yemi is an expert at helping his clients establish an online presence as a small or local business.
He talks about the importance of always seeking to better yourself in our recent interview and about how bad the current climate is for job security. ‘It’s important more than ever to be able to learn and leverage a skill you can use to always be in demand rather than relying on an employer to hire you for your degree.
Part of self-development is the quest to constantly be learning how to improve and hone your skill in addition to learning more skills where applicable.
He adds, ‘Nowadays you have to take the reins in your own hands and determine your future. That’s where entrepreneurship comes in and in particular learning a specific skill. Moreover, self-development is equally essential to keep yourself up to date with what is happening around the world. Yemi emphasizes developing skills that will be highly in demand for the next decade or so, preferably a high income skill such as UX/UI, coding, copywriting, closing, SEO etc. ‘These skills can be learnt on your own through online/YouTube content or you could invest in a mentor or teacher who is an expert in the skill and really accelerate your progress’.
To connect with Yemi Oniya Jr or to contact him for advice please visit @yemioniyajr on Instagram.