Owning a business is an amazing feeling – let alone – thing to do. Maximum efforting it and doing everything that needs to be done to be organized and successful is nothing to laugh at. Most business owners have to get used to going from only having to be good at one thing to having to know how to operate almost everything it takes to run a prosperous business. While you were most likely an expert at the one skill during working in a 9 to 5, you may not be at expert level in every aspect of your business. Take me for instance, I came from being a successful Project Manager, which means I’m good at leadership, delegations, organization, and time management. However, after I opened my company, I found out that I’m TERRIBLE at marketing and marketing consistency! Imagine my shock and frustration.
Taking that dive from a 9 to 5 to business owner can be hard especially when the reality of what is expected and required of you to run your business hits you. While providing excellent service may be (and should be) your goal, everyone else requires so much more that that – think government and taxes – think finding your clients – think writing legal contracts.
Businesses who have a reputation for operating at peak performance have a few things in common. One thing they all have in common is the implementation of a series of systems that enable their business operation to run smoothly and efficiently.
What Are Systems?
Systems can be anything from policies and procedures to products and tools that reduce redundancy and create shorter paths for any aspect of your business. They make business operation better by streamlining tasks and reducing the amount of time it takes to complete them.
Creating or using systems in your business makes sense because it reduces stress and increases productivity (my middle name.) Let me show you some areas where systems can make a crap load of difference:
- Customer Service
- Lead Generation
- Content Creation
- Client Intake
- And more!
You can easily begin to use systems in your business to maximize your time and energy. Start with something simple like setting up a welcome autoresponder system for your email.
This simple system can make sending emails super easy and free up much needed time for you to focus on something else. It can track your customer’s email address, track which customers engages with you, and make it easy to connect with your clients on a whole, individually, or a very specific target.
If the idea of systems sounds confusing, there are people, like me, who can help. Consultant, VA’s and others can help you choose the best systems for what you need to get your business streamlined and running seamlessly.
From communications to sales processes, systems are a great way to organize your business and help with its efficiency. As you can guess it also helps with your time management and productivity. Consider adding one system per month until you’ve developed a systemized machine of your business.
About Ky Toure – Post’s Author
My name is Ky Toure and I’m your time management answer! My main focus is to help you reclaim your time through my proven productivity techniques.
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