How to Find Time to Improve Your Business Skills

Let’s face it: once you enter the job market, you immediately have a deficit in available time. If you’re young, you might spend every free moment socializing with friends and going on dates. If you’re a bit older, you might need that time for your family. While these are good ways to spend your time, the result is that you could become rusty when it comes to working on your LEED business. So what do you do?

Watch How-to Videos on Youtube and Tiktok

There’s a never-ending supply of how-to videos on Youtube and Tiktok. So, whenever you have a few spare minutes, watch a short video. You can even explore websites like Snackable Solutions, where small business owners post their tips and tricks. Generally, look for short videos. On Youtube, you can filter for those videos that are only a few minutes long. On Tiktok, all videos are a minute or shorter. If you invest just 5 minutes per day, you could learn several new skills each week which will help you to grow your business.

Network With Colleagues

Are you connecting with people on LinkedIn every day? If not, then it might be time to start. If you are connecting with people, are you engaging them? Most people on LinkedIn don’t even bother to write a short post or to comment on other people’s posts. You can put yourself ahead of the pack by engaging people for a few minutes each day on LinkedIn, so pay attention to your feed. Additionally, go to industry events. Many of them are even virtual, so that you can attend from home and connect with lots of people with very little effort. Additionally, try websites like

Read While You Work Out

If you spend fifteen to twenty minutes or longer on the treadmill or stair-climber each time you work out, then use that time productively. You can download e-books to your mobile phone or Kindle, and read them every time you work out. You’ll be reading several books per month with very little effort, and if you focus on those books that can teach you how to build your business, even better.


How to Network With Sustainable Designers and Developers

Most people don’t even know the meaning of LEED. And, of those who understand its purpose, few are LEED certified. Therefore, it is up to you to spread the word about sustainable design. Not only will this lead to better designs in the future, but it will also help your business. As more people are familiar with LEED, the demand for your services will increase. Subsequently, everybody wins when you network with like-minded individuals. Try these tips to get started.

Stay Active on B2B Social Networks

When was the last time you reached out to someone on LinkedIn? Have you heard of the small business network, Staunch? Are you connecting with people in your local area on Alignable? My guess is that you may not even have heard of some of these platforms, let alone created a profile on them. Get to it!

If you have profiles set up, spend a few minutes and grow your connections with others. Find people with similar backgrounds to your own and request connections. Additionally, find people in parallel industries and connect with them, too. For example, if you’re an architect, then connect with a few electrical engineers and developers. The more connections you have, the more people can hear your ideas.

Write a Post About Sustainable Design

Did you know that whenever you publish an article on LinkedIn, it shows up in the feeds of your connections? This is a huge opportunity to remind people of yourself, your services, and your commitment to sustainable design. Your post doesn’t have to be long. One or two paragraphs is enough to get it in front of people. From there, you can drive them to your profile, or your website to learn more. Come up with a few timely topics and start publishing every week.

Encourage Others to Get LEED Certified

Talk to your friends and colleagues. Encourage them to pursue LEED Certification. It might sound like you’re creating competition for yourself. That’s true. But it’s also true that you’ll be creating a market for your services. See, the more people talk about LEED, the more people will want to incorporate it into their own plans. And, if you’re talking about it more than your competition, then you’re establishing yourself as an authority in the space. You’ll be the first person they go to when they need help.