The First Steps in Systematizing your Business

Ken sevick

 

No matter what your business consists of, it’s always a good idea to systematize it.  This will help you when you want to either scale your business or spend less hours working. It will also increase the day-to-day efficiency of your business.

No matter your goals, here are some things to know about systematizing your business. 

What is systematizing?

To systematize is to put operations in place to better organize your business. This will in turn lead to more efficiency, consistency, and smoother operations overall. Other benefits include allowing you, the business owner, to take more time off and reduce costs.

Sounds great, right? You’re probably wondering why more people don’t do this. Well, it all comes down to implementation. Systematizing your business is a great thing to do, however, many business owners don’t have time to or won’t make time to. The truth is, though, systematizing your business pays off. It increases the longevity of your business and gives you a sense or order, which we all know can be hard to find in the business world.

Systematizing your business isn’t impossible, it just takes work. 

So, how do you do it?

To start, it’s all about the details. Take the time to determine tasks that are completed in your business, the frequency of them, and whether or not they can be delegated. If so, re-assigning tasks to others and making sense of everyone’s time and efficiency is a great way to start. Sit down with employees and get their thoughts! You never know what ideas they may have about increasing efficiency. 

The next item to emphasize is efficiency. Without this, your business will never thrive the way you want it to. A great way to maximize efficiency is to write down everything you’ve noted that needs to be done and an explanation of the best way to do it. If possible you can even make tutorial videos.This will help everyone stay on track and give you insight on how long operations take and how often everything needs to be done. 

Doing this may even help you see where certain things can be improved upon or shed light to your employees on this matter. Either way, systematizing your business is well-worth the effort and should be implemented into your business. 

Not entirely sure where to begin? I can help. As a business coach for the last 16 years, I know of proven processes, methods and systems for taking your business to the next level. No matter what your goals, I can provide you with the tools, guidance, and accountability you need to improve your business and meet the goals you’ve always been wanting to achieve. 

Contact me today to see the value I can bring to your business.

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