One of the most overlooked & neglected aspects of running a successful company is the business systems. A business system is nothing more than recorded processes and procedures which enable your business to operate without you.
McDonald’s is one of the most successful companies which use systems. Because of the great management processes that were put in place they have continued to run a prosperous and profitable business for more than 60 years.
A manual of procedures includes everything from the recruiting to the distribution of goods, to the customer service.
Why You Need to Implement Systems in Your Business
Unfortunately, many small business owners are caught in a catch 22. They don’t have time to focus on their business because they focus too busily in their company.
They are unable to take time off the company because they have not taken the time to develop documented systems and processes.
Along with saving you time, the implementation of processes in your online business has many benefits.
Lower Labor Costs
The introduction of documented systems will help improve your company’s efficiency, leading to a reduction of your labour costs.
When an employee leaves, they may be the only ones who are knowledgeable about how to perform the job they need.
You run the risk of losing knowledge and valuable enterprise resources without documented systems and processes.
Having documented systems and processes in place ensures that your staff work with the same information as anybody else.
They need not rely on their perception of how a process should function.
Systemization also prevents them from working with outdated instructions which could result in costly mistakes.
Implementing systems in your business gives you the opportunity to expand.
Systems and documented processes allow you to replicate your business yourself or by franchising or licencing the rights to your business in different geographic areas.
Build a Valuable Asset
When you are ready to sell your business the day will come.
Wouldn’t it be nice to sell this for a nice profit?
That can be extremely difficult to accomplish without documented processes and systems in place. Setting up systems will help you build a valuable asset, as they allow the company to continue running without you.
Not only can a lack of business systems hurt your business’ day-to-day operations, it can also make selling extremely difficult when the time comes.
Do yourself a favour and start today to systematise your business, so that in the future you can reap all the rewards.
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