Why develop systems in your business?

November 13, 2019
BY: Adam Kent

Freedom for the business owner – The opportunity to create a business that operates independent of the owner is reliant on the systems that you develop. Systems will allow the business to work without the owner being there. This is a necessity if the owner would like to take an extended break away from the business or is taken ill for a long period of time.

Increase the business value – Your business’s value will be determined by its profitability and systems to support that profit. A business that operates independent of its owner is significantly more valuable than a business that is reliant on its owner operator.

To eliminate frustrations and increase efficiencies.Well thought out and tested processes will also make your business run seamlessly, efficiently and the best part, profitably.

Consistency for Clients –This is the single most important issue in any small business. The reason why customers continually come back is that they are always treated in the same manner, ideally fairly and with great service. Great systems will ensure consistent performance and quality.

Consistency for your Team –For team players to perform at their best for you, they need to be certain of expectations, procedures and performance standards. It provides security in knowing what they are doing is correct and assists in the running of the business.

What systems do you need?

This will depend on a number of things, in particular, the vision that you have for your business and for yourself personally. Identify the key areas of the business that require systems and consider what systems need to be developed immediately to produce the best outcomes for you.

Example of key areas that will require systems are:

  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Production/Operations
  • Administration
  • Human resources
  • Financial

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