Having standard operating procedures (SOPs) in place increases your efficiency and optimizes your business processes. All businesses in any industry and scale must follow standard operating procedure guidelines.
Following a standard operating procedure guideline will improve your continuity and service to customers. This also helps whenever you need to train new members of the workforce, as procedures will already be outlined for them.
Every entrepreneur should follow these standard operating procedure guidelines. The success here is the ability to automate processes, transfer skills, and dexterity to focus on the bigger picture of growing your business. In this article, we walk through standard operating procedure guidelines to empower your organization.
While it is best to write down everything you do, this is not always possible due to time constraints.
Many small and medium-scale entrepreneurs handle the operational tasks of the business themselves. Yet they recognize the fact that an entrepreneur should work "on" the business not "in" it. These examples of small business systems creation are crucial to grow and scale your business.
Sometimes it is just because there are too many options to choose from when looking for examples of business systems entrepreneurs use. This results in being inundated with too many small tasks and duties that need to be done daily.
These repeatable activities - left to the entrepreneur - create bottlenecks in scaling up the business. Fortunately, there are ways to avoid these roadblocks.
Whatever industry you belong, your business goals must be clear - and these goals must include clear processes. As a business owner, the role you must prioritize is to organize your own processes to delegate. Pretty obvious, and easier...
Cash flow. It's the heart of any business. And your family finances. We need cash to survive. Pay the bills. The employees. The mortage, groceries and so much more. How do you manage cash flow in up - or down - economies?
As I write this on March 18, 2020, coronavirus headlines of economic hardship realities are all around us. People are hurting, businesses are closing, bailouts are rumored, bankruptcies are happening. How will you respond?
Fear is gripping people. Families are being impacted and I'm sure yours is one of them. "How will we survive," you may be asking?!
Therefore, in an effort to be proactive and help, I'd like to share a practical resource. This will help your family and business plan and forecast through these challenging times.
I have a Cash Flow Forecaster I've developed and used for years. You can use it for both your home and business budgets.
I've shared this with friends, clients and family. It helps give you a clear view into...
Getting Clients - The C.L.I.E.N.T.S. System Approach
Getting clients - an age-old question and issue for anyone in business. Customers, consumers, users, patrons - call them what you want. But CLIENT is the word we’ll use and I prefer.
A “client” implies a connection stronger than just a transactional customer. It moves beyond the sale toward someone you care about and serve. He feels the professional service rendered to them and typically feels a stronger connection and affinity with the brand, company and their staff.
Many entrepreneurs talk about “wowing” or, “going above and beyond” to serve. But what does that mean, practically speaking? And, in times like this COVID-19 pandemic, how do you serve your existing base and get new ones?
It may feel that business is shut down in many respects (and believe me, I know firsthand some industries are getting pummelled). Many people feel the financial pain and are...
How Can I Serve You?
What are some ways I work with small business owners and online entrepreneurs? Let's explore the multiple ways to connect via an active coaching relationship, consulting, going through a course or a blend of all. Plus, some FREE ways to learn from me through some free content I share online through blogs and podcasts.
“Hey, can I pick your brain?”
You’ve probably heard this before, maybe even said it - I know I have. (As an aside, doesn’t it sound like brain-picking would hurt?!)
I’m asked this often and have spent countless hours over meals, coffee, phone calls and Zoom meetings with people wanting to talk shop. But there’s only so much of me to go around - and I’m reserving more of that for family these days. As my time is less available, I wanted to point out some ways I can help you without even hiring me.
What follows is a sequential way where I’ve served out...
We all have fears. They have been around since the beginning of time. Although fears may not go away completely, there are ways to crush it. Make overcoming fears a key focus and you will realize more success and fulfillment in life.
"Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy."
Fear, uncertainty, doubt, anxiety - we are familiar with these. If we're honest with ourselves, they are in the back of our minds - or maybe at the forefront - daily.
I'm no brain scientist, but I hear that all information and data we encounter - including fear - get filtered first through our amygdala. This is the first filter of anything that comes into our thinking.
Our first reaction is either fight, flight, freeze or appease. It's our body's response and built-in system designed...