Arrive at Your Expected End
As a business owner, how will you arrive at your expected end? How do you make those ideas and dreams of yours happen for your business?
Do you just keep your nose to the grindstone, completing one job or service after another, running here and there, hoping it will all work out in the end?
Or is there a plan, a strategy for your success? Without that, what do you expect?
Truth is, small business owners seldom arrive at the destination they envisioned when first becoming an owner.
The simple reason is, the unexpected is a frequent companion in an un-systemized business.
Make no mistake; to arrive at your expected end, a MAP is essential!
Interestingly, in our easy-peasy technical world, some have never used a detailed, printed map. It’s simple to open a smart phone app, whereby a voice tells us step-by-step how to arrive at an expected end.
Unfortunately, there is no free app that will guide you step-by-step on how to systemize a business, much less create a detailed customized operation manual.
NEVERTHELESS, there are live humanoids who have been around for years assisting and coaching small business owners in the art of systematization. In fact, warm blooded humans, unlike AI, love talking about and helping owners with business process management.
Excitingly, once implemented, systematization works automatically with very little tweaking.
Your Expected End Starts with a Projected Beginning
That beginning is a steadfast, never give up, no turning back, no whining; and certainly, NO whimpiness decision!
Okay, let’s say you’ve made the life-changing decision to design and build a map to your expected end. Next, you’ll need to get the expected end accepted by employees. Everyone in the company will need to take part in the journey. Why?
Iron sharpens iron as one human sharpens another. Nevertheless, you can expect there will be those who will not be onboard. And NO, that’s not an excuse for giving up.
Next important decision is selecting the vehicle for the journey. This vehicle is a business management software that covers ALL areas of a business.
To be clear, it needs to be MORE than a software that tracks jobs and/or services with the latest clever bells and whistles.
It MUST include time management, quality assurance management, SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) management, and a System Buster Locator for Corrective Action/Preventive Action management.
Again, every phase of the business MUST be considered!
In fact, find a software vehicle that YOU can customize for your unique operations without hiring a software programmer/coder.
Make NO mistake; there are NO shortcuts on “the road less traveled.” However, this essential road is well paved, well-lit, and includes great signage to guide you to your expected end for your business.
Now, what do you expect? And what are you willing to do to get there!
Did I mention? Great systems work!
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.