Award-Winning Entrepreneur Jason Kulpa Outlines 5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Keep Learning

Feb 5, 2021 by

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Constant self-improvement is part of being a responsible and successful entrepreneur. New technologies are being developed every day, and utilizing these technologies and systems may give you an edge over the competition. Knowing a bit more than everyone else can easily be the difference between making a successful startup and going back to the drawing board. Below, Jason Kulpa outlines five ways to keep your brain and knowledge on point:

1. Follow the Right Blogs

Just about anyone can put up a blog, and if you take a quick look at the Internet, you may think that everyone has. That is a good development, as a whole. Knowledge can be shared by more people, from more walks of life, than ever before. However, that does not mean that all knowledge online is relevant to you or even accurate.

To use blogs properly, you need to find the right ones. First, look for blogs that cover topics relevant to your industry. Next, take a look at their authors and check whether they have the credentials to write accurate and well-considered articles. Optionally, you can try to find out if they have any sponsors or corporate support, which may influence the kind of articles and opinions the blog puts out.

2. Online Learning Courses

If you want to learn something new, the best way to do so is to be trained in the topic. Fortunately, many online learning platforms can help you become an authority on practically any subject you consider. The best part is that you get to move at your pace, allowing you to customize the experience to make them more useful. All you need to do is to look for the best ones.

Coursera, for example, is virtually free – though you have to pay if you want to be graded and earn certification for what you have learned. eDX is a free option that many turn to as well. Do your research, and you will find numerous options available.

3. Official Company Documentation

Most reputable companies will make it easy for their users to learn about their products. They will pump out articles and manuals that will educate their consumer base to smooth out the user experience and establish their authority and trustworthiness. That information is available to anyone who wants it.

Don’t just look at materials for products and services you use. Look at anything related to your industry. See how the competition talks to their audience. Every little bit of information you get can be used to your benefit somehow, so gather as much as you can.

4. Books and Other Printed Materials

When in doubt, entrepreneurs can always go to the classics. Books and magazines can provide you with a lot of information you would not find online. Books remain one of the best ways to get high-level lessons and data. They may not be as up-to-date as a website would be, but since books are much hard to print and sell, you at least know there is more research and effort behind any printed info you find.

If you want the best of both worlds, you can elect to go for digital versions of printed material. Those are easier to access, depending on your preferences, and easier to process.

5. Internet Conferences

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020, more and more businesses and entities have taken operations online. Among those operations include events and conferences, both of which you can join, often at a minimal cost. The good news is those events are usually high-quality, with thoroughly vetted and famous speakers, which means you will get your money’s worth.

Putting time and energy into learning might seem like a low priority, especially considering how much you have on your plate as an entrepreneur. Still, each point of information and knowledge you learn directly impacts your performance. The benefits of knowledge may not be immediately impactful, but they will add up, and eventually, you will realize how much that knowledge has made you a better entrepreneur.

About Jason Kulpa:

Jason Kulpa is a serial entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of, San Diego’s Fastest Growing Business multi-year award winner, and a Certified Great Place to Work multi-year winner. Mr. Kulpa is a San Diego’s two-time winner of the Most Admired CEO Award of the San Diego Business Journal and also a semi-finalist for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur award. Under Mr. Kulpa’s leadership, in 2018, his teams volunteered at over 24 events and worked side-by-side to improve the San Diego community. They hosted a gala dinner benefiting individuals with autism, cheered on Special Olympic athletes as they broke their records on the track, and brought school supplies and cold-weather gear to students impacted by homelessness. Jason’s mission is to bring awareness, support, and inclusion for special needs causes.

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1 Comment

  1. Jane Roberts

    Great point about the online learning courses, I feel like that is especially applicable right now. Thank you for sharing!