It’s time to develop systems!
What would happen if you became ill and needed to leave your business for a few months or longer? Would your business fold? Would revenue increase? For most small businesses, survival would probably be difficult without systems.
A system is a series of steps that produces an expected outcome. Anyone in your business can follow them. Even when you are fine, you have freedom to soar to new heights when others are helping you provide services that are excellent and consistent. Have your employees work on daily issues. You concentrate on growing your business and enjoying some free time. There are actual monetary savings when using systems. Do what only you can accomplish and delegate the rest.
It’s important to have a marketing system so your pipeline stays full and referrals flow to you (see my blog entry on getting referrals). Think about such things are pre-paying your services for a discount should they enlist your services for an extended length of time. Put an expiration date on your offers to get them to go in to action.
A system for payment of your invoices could start out as follows:
-payment is made the first of each month.
-an invoice is generated the 15th of each month prior to when payment is due.
-they will be sent via email
This way there is no ambiguity. You should not be interrupted concerning questions in this area. How many systems can you develop in your business? How would it help? Please post your comments below. I will respond.