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How do I apply learnings from other businesses to my own company?

One of the most important things to remember as a business leader is that you’re not alone. There are plenty of others who have (or will in the future) experience the same challenges, situations or dilemmas as you – meaning that there are a lot of experiences for you to utilise. Learning can occur across industries and roles so, even though your processes or goals may not be the same, the opportunity to apply experiences to your own business is limitless.

Ways to help you deal with it:

Action plan

Applying external learnings to part of your business

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Impact : Medium
It’s vital to scrutinise the advice you receive and decide what’s suitable before you apply external learnings to your business.

ACTION PLANS are a structured list of steps designed to help you approach tackling a particular business challenge.

  • We explain why each step is important
  • Customise by setting your own completion dates and assign tasks
  • Helpful tools are provided for certain steps
  • A downloadable PDF version of each action plan is available


An introduction to applying learnings from other businesses to your own company

Other companies are a valuable source of inspiration, ideas and good practice. Our guide explains how to apply what you’ve learnt.

GUIDES break a challenge down, providing important context and real-world experiences.

  • Based on SME experiences, not corporate jargon
  • Filled with real-world stories
  • Achievable steps every business can take

Other support that's available

How other businesses have tackled something similar

The questions lots of businesses are trying to answer

What issue is keeping you awake at night? A bit of targeted support is often all you need to overcome those challenges.