The 7 Systems You Need To Systemise In Your Small Business To Be Successful
At what stage of my business do I need to start systemising?
If you have been in business for a while, you will no doubt have experienced some pain. You start to see mistakes happening; things start to fall through the cracks, these are growing pains that every business to some degree will experience. You will recognise when the time is right to systemise. For some business owners, there will be one defining point in time, for others the realisation will be gradual. If you are starting out, systems shouldn’t be your main priority. The start-up stage is about working out what works, testing the market and making sure the business has legs. At start-up stage, you don’t know what you need until you need it. What is important in the initial stages of your business is to have the entrepreneur mindset, from the outset start to think in terms of firing yourself from the business. As you grow you get to the point where what you have done in the past no longer cuts it, that’s the point at which the benefits of systemising will be evident. When you are ready to systemise, don’t procrastinate, the sooner you can get systemised; the sooner life becomes easier.
What if I don't have any systems in place?
You most likely have some way of doing things in your business, you just haven’t thought about them in terms of systems. What you are currently doing may not be the best way, so we help you to map out the steps of your existing processes and find improvements.
If you don’t yet have a particular system in place but know you need one, we’ll help you to develop the best systems for your business.
How long does it take to systemise my business?
To systemise a business takes time, it’s a process, not a project. Each business has its own level of complexity and factors that need to be considered including the availability of your team, resources and the skill level of your team. Systemisation is all about continuous improvement. When you have created, improved and documented the majority of your systems and processes, the process continues with upkeep and making sure your systems and processes continue to serve you. I designed Business Systems Made Simple for small business owners; we work closely with you and your team so that you have the best-designed systems; implemented right and that you can maintain them.
I just don't have time to systemise my business; there is so much to do, right?
When will you have time? If days, weeks, months go by and nothing changes, then something needs to change. Each day of indecision is a day of missed rewards. Think about a time when you are less stressed; you get enjoyment from your day, your clients become loyal fans, your team love working for you and stuff just gets done the right way every time. It’s not a pipe dream; it’s a real possibility. For each hour you invest in systemising, you will get back many many times over. You will get more free time, and your business will ultimately be more profitable. Systemising has a phenomenal return on investment – one of the best investments you can make in business.
The key is to start. It’s uphill for a while; the benefits will gradually be evident one process at a time. By going through Business Systems Made Simple, you get the help and support you need through the process. Firstly, we help you to get clear on how you want your business to run and how you want to spend your time. This process we call designing your ideal week. The next stage is to empty out the knowledge in your and your team's heads and start the documentation process. We have a wealth of training materials, templates and proven processes to help you and your team capture the way you want things to work in the business.
There will come the point at which you and your team become systems thinkers continually improving, adjusting, and delegating your work. You no longer work in chaos, you will have happy, productive staff, satisfied customers, and the business you always wanted.
Don’t wait for until the perfect time to systemise, make systemising your business a priority. Decide to make the transformation, jump on board, let us plot the coordinates and help you to get to your destination.
What if I am not local, don't you need to come to my office?
If you have a computer and a reliable Internet connection, we can work with you anywhere in the world (time zones permitting). We work with businesses throughout Australia and internationally, and the results have been fantastic.
We always spend time upfront learning more about you, your business, and any specific requirements you have.
With the wonders of technology, we are able to deliver our unique service via live video calls and online training no matter where you are in the world.
Whether you are 5 minutes down the road or 12 hours away by plane, you can be assured that our commitment, high level of service and the results we achieve are consistent. We have developed a tried and tested methodology that works seamlessly no matter what industry, the size of business or time zone.
What can I really expect to change once I have systems in place?
Everything! Systemisation will help you get a sense of purpose, control, and mastery in your business. If you have done most things right in your business so far, systems will take you to an entirely new place.
Imagine being in control of the new client intake process where every new customer receives the same high level of experience every time. Imagine the time you will save when a team member leaves, and you can induct and train a replacement within hours not weeks. Sure occasionally things will still go wrong, that will be your opportunity to improve those systems even further.
We were looking for help with how to operate better and for our team to understand the goals and objectives of our program. Wendy guided us on how to work more effectively. If you are looking for help to maximise your time and have limited resources, you need to work with Organising Works. I look forward to working with Wendy again on other projects.
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