Fundamentals of the Game

It’s Sunday and I have wracked my brain to think of a wise and wondrous thing to share on my blog this week. It was one of those weeks that was extremely gratifying for me, yet at the same time has given me a heavy heart. Not meaning to be dramatic, but I have some deep concerns for my nation.

Why do I say MY nation? As a citizen, but also as a business owner and employer, I believe OUR nation’s business is also MY responsibility. I’ve received countless blessings from its fruit. I feel it’s also my duty to do what I can to come to the aid of our nation in times of trouble, and not look to others to DO so, and then sit back and complain about their DOING. In this critical election year, I am personally making it a point to know the background and core beliefs of those who seek to lead our nation now and who may affect its course for all of us.

I suspect you’re wondering, “Philip, what does this have to do with the price of beans in Texas, much less systems?”

Let me start by telling you why my week was so gratifying…

We are beginning to market a new product and have just informed our existing customers that they will be updated with this enhanced version of our software—which has been a dream/vision of mine for years. This new component is a unique building block that allows business owners to edit and create interactive documents online from anywhere in the world (with Internet access).

No, this is NOT a commercial—but this product has been a large part of MY life and others’ lives for the past year.

Now, about those beans in Texas: Without systemization in our companies, I would not have had the time to spend on such a massive project. I’m sure you know, with any such undertaking you need to assess the cost to see if you will be able to finish it. Then you can double that number, because that’s probably a better estimate of the real time and money it will take. HAVING the time was critical for me!

Philip Beyer, founder/president of Beyer Printing and Ebiz Products LLC in Nashville, TN, is a chronic entrepreneur, business systems analyst and consultant, author of "System Busters: How to Stop Them in Your Business," and an InterTech Award recipient for the design and development of System100™ business process management software. Philip speaks to business owners across the country on how to bring lean, sustainable order to their businesses.
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