A Holiday Gift Even Mr. Scrooge Would Love
I guess thinking about systemizing your holidays might sound a bit, um...austere? Not really warm and fuzzy, festive or spontaneous—maybe something Mr. Scrooge would appreciate?
Many Christmases past—when the economy was booming—it seemed there was never enough time for the truly important things I wanted to do; not if I was going to make sure our print orders got out on time. I was always too bogged down in day-to-day operations. But, that was before I encountered the Ghost of Christmas Future, repented of my disorderly business practices, and started systemizing my business—even how we managed the holidays!
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.