Tired of fighting fires in your small business? Create business systems.
As a business owner, do you move at warp speed but fail to make real progress? Good news! Creating basic business systems can make all the difference.
As a business owner, you know that growing a successful business requires marketing. So you invest in creating marketing systems that include social media, sales funnels, newsletters, contact management systems and more.
But did you know that growing a successful business requires systems for all aspects of your operation, including accounting, human resources, customer service and more. Yes, even small businesses need great systems.
So what do I mean by “business systems?” Business systems are documented processes and procedures that allow your business to run smoothly and efficiently – - optimally.
Keeping your systems in your head isn’t enough. If you want to grow your business, your processes and procedures have to exist in the form of written, step-by-step instructions that others can easily follow.
Good business systems:
1. Form the foundation of a scalable, sustainable business model.
2. Lead your employees to do business in a way that supports your company’s mission.
3. Streamline processes and optimize employee productivity, so you and your team get more done in
4. Make it easier to train employees and delegate tasks, so you have more free time for business or
5. Provide the foundation for consistently great service and happy customers.
6. Enable your staff to handle the day-to-day operations of your business, so you can take a vacation
or focus on the strategic business growth.
7. Make your business more attractive to buyers which can result in a better selling price.
Still not convinced that you want to invest the time and energy to create systems for your business? Consider this. In the absence of clear, well-documented business systems, you’ll find yourself working too hard, for too little money and facing increasing levels of stress and frustration. And that’s not why you became an entrepreneur, right?
Question: What can you do to create business systems to support the growth of your business?