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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.
 

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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That Hands-in-the-Air Feeling

Isn't growth good in a business? Doesn't growth give you extra resources to hire more employees to take on some of the workload? My answer is YES and NO.  Read More >>

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I Know Where You Live!

It's not easy to humble yourself and admit to other business owners that you need help. I know about that! We ALL need help and direction at some point.  Read More >>

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4 Steps to “I Quit!”

In this current economy it may not be possible to give someone a raise to entice them to stay with your company. In some industries turnover is a fact of life, but you CAN avoid being a revolving door and slow down your turnover rate.  Read More >>

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Healthy Systems

It would be so easy to reduce the number of phone calls to medical providers, if a simple system—such as an online Corrective Action/System Buster system—was implemented that would empower medical personnel to record, track and FIX every misunderstanding a patient might have with any printed instructions they are given.  Read More >>

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What Do You Want?

Our software company receives calls from business owners all over the United States and around the world, sharing their frustrations about being bogged down in day-to-day operations. They seek help in controlling seemingly endless variables in processes that “normally” run a business. But, what many of those overwhelmed owners describe as "normal" or "business as usual”...I would call CHAOS!  Read More >>

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Unstructured Knowledge: The Challenge of Our Time

The term I have been using to define “Unstructured Knowledge” is CHAOS, caused by a lack of simple, common sense systems. I suggest you begin TODAY, building an Operation Manual for your organization. You can start by downloading information on how your business operates, out of the heads of your key employees, into written documents BEFORE your best sources of knowledge walk out the door.  Read More >>

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Why Your Business Systems Fail

It's strange, that every owner or manager knows when a system stops running, but they fail to ask, "WHY?" For example, why DO people stop using systems such for Quality Control, Preventative Maintenance, Request for Leave, and for Orientation, etc.?  Read More >>

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Systematic Encouragement

If you're a salesperson and your sales are down, there is an infinite amount of material out there that can be read or listen to for inspiration and encouragement. If you are a business owner, dealing with tighter margins and other business hurdles, resources abound to help you deal with those issues and many others.  Read More >>

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The Post-it® Notes System

Back in the mid 90's, selling for our printing company and, as many owners of small businesses are required to do, I landed a very nice account with a company that had 10 locations. It nearly doubled our company's sales. We developed a good relationship with this customer's general manager, "Barbra," a very capable administrator and business person. All went well over the next five years, until another company in town that was planning to go nationwide, hired Barbra away to oversee the...  Read More >>

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Systemizing a Prophet

If I have learned anything about organizing and systemizing a company, it’s to never surprised by where the “how-to” answers come from. There’s a great story in the Torah (Exodus 18) about a man named Jethro, the Sheik of Midian, and how he taught a great prophet about organizing and delegating in order to be a more effective leader.  Read More >>

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Resistance Is Futile...You Will Be Assimilated

Sometimes, when talking to or training owners/managers, I get the sense that no one is really IN CHARGE or willing to exercise their authority to require that quality-control and other systems be used properly. For those who GET the fact that great quality and service through systemization will win in the end, failure is not an option—resistance is futile.  Read More >>

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Death of a Salesman

One of the worst things I can imagine an owner or sales manager hearing from a top salesperson is, “I quit!” In many cases, this is also entirely preventable. A wise business owner knows that providing the best possible quality and service tends to guarantee happy customers—not to mention motivated salespeople.  Read More >>

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Systemization vs. ‘Big Brother’ - Part III

Anytime you are trying to bring order from chaos there will be opposition. Unfortunately, there are some workers who would rather expend energy covering up their mistakes instead of putting in the effort required to do the best job possible.  Read More >>

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How to Make Errors Self-Correcting

Wouldn’t it be great if the mistakes we make in our businesses would self-correct? PAIN can be a good reason to self-correct when what you’re doing isn’t working out. However, many of those who make the mistakes feel NO PAIN!  Read More >>

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