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Philip Beyer

Systemic Success

By Philip Beyer

About Philip

Philip Beyer realized his calling to business and leadership roles while still in his teens and established his first business in his early twenties. Currently, founder and president of Beyer Printing and Ebiz Products in Nashville, TN, Philip is also a business systems analyst and consultant, author of “System Busters: How to Stop Them In Your Business,” and InterTech award-recipient for designing and developing System100™ business process management software.
 

The Customer Complaint System

Misplaced something? It has always puzzled me that the Airlines, for example, will spend millions on systems to get lost luggage back to passengers—no matter where they are—yet, their rate of lost luggage is often so high, they seem to lack systems to address the problem of losing it in the FIRST place!  Read More >>

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Alice in Wonder-Where-You're-Going Land

Owning a business is the opportunity of a lifetime! We've all seen the "rich" and "famous" doing it, right? But, like in Alice’s Wonderland, in the mythological and uncharted world of business, we can have an entrepreneurial attack and jump in with both feet—down the “rabbit hole” of owning our own business—only to find that nothing is quite what it’s supposed to be.  Read More >>

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The Magoo Syndrome

You might remember the Mr. Magoo cartoons, years ago. While Magoo drove his motor car—smiling, singing, and enjoying his day—bedlam was always breaking out all around him. It was the OTHER people who were the recipients of Magoo’s erratic and chaotic handling of his vehicle. More than a few business owners seem to suffer from “The Magoo Syndrome!” Could that be YOU?

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Purple Highlighters and Hoarders

One thing I’ve learned about implementing systems over twenty-plus years—you need the INPUT and buy-in from your employees, so if they want something as small as using the color purple to improve a system, you just go with it.  Read More >>

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The Fly and the Hair

Why, you might ask, do franchises succeed? The simple fact is—they have proven systems for operating, which ensures quality and service. Yes, franchises have their problems; they’re NOT perfect.  Read More >>

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Thirteen Eggs

I met with several business associates and affiliates recently to plan an upcoming Webinar we had titled, "Boss in a Box,” a nickname some had given our software, System100, because it allows companies to operate AS IF the boss/owner has been cloned, so as to oversee every job at once. One associate, Merle, a business owner from Hendersonville, TN, is an authentic country boy (the real deal, y’all!), and amazingly good-natured about being called our “redneck millionaire,” due to his...  Read More >>

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The View From My Window

I have no problem with business owners who enjoy working in their companies as production managers, or wearing a multitude of hats. I know many owners who have been happy and successful operating their businesses that way. As for me,  Read More >>

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Never Judge a System by Its Abuse!

There will be good days, and there will be bad days in setting up really workable systems for your business. You will encounter push back and, unfortunately, abuse. But, implementing and adhering to great systems proves the need of them in the end!  Read More >>

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When Faith Becomes Sight

In my business—when we first put a system in place to measure ALL of our non-conformances—I was stunned, to say the least, at how much money we were losing on jobs having to be reworked; not to mention the other non-conformances plaguing our company.  Read More >>

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When Tipped...What's in YOUR Cup?

In 2009, when the "great recession" hit, we lost a major part of our business, forcing us to reduce staff by more than half. I can tell you...that tipped our "cup" and put a strain on our remaining staff; also on our existing systems.  Read More >>

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Things You Say You Don't Know

With just a little thought and creativity you can FIX the things you DO know, that are causing chaos in your company. Many fixes are very simple to implement with just a little initiative and team work.  Read More >>

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The Lost Coin

If you are struggling with disorder in your business or your home, I suggest you look into the "5s" program, a system of cleaning taught in lean management.  Read More >>

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Entropy: The "Condition" of Business

The definition of "entropy" is...the predisposition of all matter and energy in the universe to evolve toward a state of chaos; the inevitable and steady deterioration of a system or entity. Does that sound like YOUR business these days?  Read More >>

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Discipline for Your Wildly Important Goals

How much of your MIS (Management Information System) have you implemented in your business? This is your Estimating, Job Tracking, Finished Goods, Floor Data Collection, etc., software. If you are like most businesses you implemented less than 20 percent of the software's capabilities.  Read More >>

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Scheduling: A Tale of Two Businesses

For those of you who have asked for more detail about systemizing your company—particularly your SCHEDULING system—HERE IT IS! Hope you “wing and a prayer” people will lean in!  Read More >>

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New Wine for New Times

Insisting that certain people adopt a "new and better way" of doing something can actually make a situation worse. To cure your business, heed advice from a first century physician named Luke, about the consequences of pouring NEW wine into OLD wineskins.  Read More >>

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Do THIS, Then You Can Do THAT

Folks, there is a way to do the THAT's in life and business, which owners and managers should do. However, I'm a witness to THIS fact—you will never get to all the THAT's unless you do THIS! Got it? Good!  Read More >>

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Exceptions AS the RULE

Recently I was visiting a client, in order to find the reason why they were having some difficulty implementing and keeping a few simple systems up and running.
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What are Your Employees Really Doing?

There needs to be standardized processes for every area of your operation, not just vague assignments that leave a new employee to figure out some kind of procedure that may or may not fit with your organization. Give your new employee an established procedure for performing important tasks in your operation, and the new hire will be empowered to hit the ground running.  Read More >>

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What You Win People With Is What You Win Them TO!

In an effort to sell their product, many companies endeavor to WIN people with great marketing campaigns that use slick ads, but containing a mountain of hype. It's frustrating, when you buy into that hype, only to find you've been duped, and that the real value of their product is far less than advertised.  Read More >>

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