The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) has introduced a new paradigm, leaving us wondering about its practical applications. Sound familiar?

In recent months, I’ve explored AI from a small business perspective. It seems like every new technology attracts tech enthusiasts who lack business experience, leaving us uncertain about its real-world benefits.

What I’ve observed are underwhelming chatbots and AI-based services that feel out of reach for non-tech-savvy entrepreneurs like us. Where are the practical AI tools for businesses like ours? My research led me to a desert of promising but ultimately impractical AI solutions. If you’re in the same boat, waiting for these promises to materialize into useful tools, here’s what you can do to prepare:

First, gain a better understanding of AI and its potential value for your business. Affordable online courses can provide this knowledge, and I’ve curated a list of free and paid courses on (scroll down to Courses on the homepage).While I haven’t yet found a range of AI tools I can confidently recommend, stay tuned for updates. My team has reserved the domain AI BUSINESS TOOLKIT for when we can offer tested and recommended tools. Sign up for our blogs, posts, and newsletters on to stay informed.

Despite some frustrations, I see a brighter future with AI. Business-minded tech entrepreneurs will likely seize the opportunity to provide practical AI tools and education for small to midsized businesses (SMBs). Perhaps some will join forces with Skill Escalator to make this happen.

If you’re one of these entrepreneurs, let’s connect and brainstorm ideas. Together, we can drive practical AI implementation and services for this overlooked segment of business. Contact: Joseph Schmoke [email protected]

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