In order for a small business to flourish, the owner must create and nourish a work place culture that encourages creativity and teamwork.  Team diversity is one way to ensure a fresh flow of creativity is consistent within a company, the mixture of cultures and backgrounds can create a fertile place for ideas to grow.  Sometimes your team requires a bit more help and this is where the business owner comes in, it is their job to encourage new ideas and out-of-the-box thinking in their employees.

While most successful business owners recognize that encouraging creativity within the workplace is the key to growing a successful business, they can often forget to spend time nurturing their own creativity. Jamillah Warner from Small Business Trends reminds owners that taking time to stimulate your own creativity is a must and she also provides real-life examples of opportunities to do so.

Sometimes all it takes is a nap to get creative energy pumping or a bit exercise is sure to send a fresh round of ideas coursing to the brain. Entrepreneurs by nature are some of the most creative people on the planet, but even they occasionally need tips to help them encourage the creativity within themselves.

What tips do you have for small business owners who are looking for new ways to encourage fresh ideas and creativity?

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