Cloning Yourself Via Systems to Ensure Quality
Now and then, as I sit down to write my weekly blog, I’m overcome by writer’s block. With all that’s going on in my life just now, the old brain went into neutral again this past week—until I was copied on a note one of my client’s (not a printer) wrote to the CEO of the national chain through which he bought his franchise business.
If I was at all looking to promote MY business, I couldn’t have said what you are about to read any better! Below is what my client wrote in his own words:
“I was one of the many franchise owners who had problems transferring my ideas into the field. Things were fine as long as I was personally overseeing a job, but as our company grew, I found day-to-day operations were more than I could handle.
“I began dropping balls everywhere and was completely exhausted, working 80 hours a week. No matter how hard I tried, I still couldn’t keep up with everything. It occurred to me, it would be great if I could CLONE about three of me, but until recently I’ve had trouble hiring anyone who showed real concern for quality or doing things consistently.
“Early one morning, I prayed for God to help me with my business. I explained that I was tired, and I didn’t know how to fix it. That very same day, I met Philip Beyer; and his wife, Susan, handed me his book ‘System Busters.’ It has changed my life.
“Through implementing systems suggested in Philip’s book, and working directly with his application, I began to gain control of my business. It was like getting the steering wheel to a car that had none. Since then, things have changed in the kind of service we’re able to give, because of these systems.
Philip Beyer, founder/president of Ebiz Products LLC and founder of Beyer Printing Inc. in Nashville Tenn., is a chronic entrepreneur, business systems analyst and consultant. Author of "System Busters: How to Stop Them in Your Business" and recipient of an InterTech Technology Award for the design and development of System100 business process management software. Beyer speaks to business owners across the country on how to bring lean, sustainable order to their businesses. Contact him at (615) 425-2652.