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Why Systems are the Answer to All Your Business Problems – even the really small ones

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Do you feel like all you do is solve a myriad of endless ‘mini’ problems to constantly ensure everyone is happy? It’s tiring isn’t it, and doesn't leave much room for big thinking? This article explores Michael E. Gerber's idea that “Systems run the business, and people run the systems.” So whatever difficulties are presenting themselves in your business, no matter how small, the fact is even really small business hassles can be solved with a system.

Systems Are Like Business Insurance – It’s A Prevention Strategy You Can’t Ignore

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Systemising your business is not just a luxury; it's a necessity. This article delves into the real costs of neglecting this and explores how implementing systems can act as a preventive measure to safeguard your business because without systems your business is at risk, and will suffer from inefficiency and inconsistency. Do you know the actual cost to your business of not systemising?

What Is It Costing You Not To Systemise?

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What's the cost of not systemising your operations? If your business cannot run without you at the helm and you need to be involved in every little aspect in order to deliver your core product or service; you’re soon going to run out of time in your day and week. Not to mention motivation, the chance of ill health, and high stress. Burn out anyone? Uncover 7 ways not having a smooth running, enjoyable business is costing you.

Consistency. What Does it Mean to Have Consistency in Business?

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Imagine how exceptional your customer’s experience would be when interacting with your business if it were consistent and reliable. Now imagine what that would do to your reputation and bottom line when it happened on repeat, every single time. The secret to consistency is to have your systems documented and running with such precision that you can deliver your product or service on repeat with total consistency and efficiency.

How to Break Free from Key Person Dependency

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In business, key person dependency occurs when the success and stability of the company hinge disproportionately on one or a few individuals. To break free, the ‘how-to’ knowledge of how the business runs requires documenting into systems. It's about creating a ‘single source of truth’ that empowers employees and ensures continuity, even in the absence of key individuals.

How to Use Systems to Help Your Business Grow

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To grow you need to hire some top-notch team members and start delegating. But how do you make sure someone else will do your tasks the way you like them done? This is where systems come in to help build a framework to keep everything running smoothly so your growth potential doesn’t slip through your fingers.

7 Ways to Future Proof Your Business

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Documenting your systems and making them a living, breathing part of your business is crucial to not only navigate the present challenges but also to build a resilient foundation for the future. Imagine running a business with such consistency that you get the same outcome every single time.