How to Use Systems to Help Your Business Grow

- 5 Simple Tips to Systemise for Growth -

You’ve got your business up and running, and now you’re thinking about how to take it to the next level.  That’s great!  

When you’ve got your service or product nailed, it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day stuff doing too much work yourself because you’re worried about losing control and handing tasks over to new team members.  

But to grow you need to hire some top-notch team members and start delegating.  It’s all about mindset. Being able to let go of the little tasks that could be done by a lower paid team member.  So 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.  It’s time to stop running your small business on gut instincts alone.  To scale up, you’ll need more than just intuition—you need a solid framework.

By putting processes and procedures in place you’ll be setting your business up for success down the line. You’ll be able to relax knowing your team is completing tasks to the same gold standard that you did them.  And best of all, you’ll be freed up to focus on the tasks and the relationships that bring more growth.

So, how do you go about it? Here are five simple ways that systems help your business grow and thrive:

1. Map It Out:

It may seem time-consuming but by taking some time to map out all the different tasks and responsibilities involved in running your business, you’ll figure out the most efficient way to tackle each one, saving you heaps of time down the track.

2. Simplicity:

Systems help you grow by keeping things simple because complexity is the enemy of business systemisation. The fact is, you can have the best systems in the world but if no one’s following them, they’re not worth anything.  Make them easy to find and easy to use and keep things simple.  Think videos, checklists, templates and scripts.

3. Document Everything:

Don’t rely on memory—write everything down. This includes everything from your customer onboarding process to your billing procedures. Having clear documentation makes it easier to onboard new team members and ensures nothing falls through the cracks, then watch the business thrive without needing you to micro-manage.

five ways that systems can help with growing your business and delegating tasks to team members

4. Consistency:

When you standardise your processes and capture best practice, you ensure tasks are carried out consistently across your business. It also makes it much easier to train new employees as you grow.

5. Evolve:

With good systems your business will grow and evolve therefore so should your systems.  Don’t set it and forget it, take the time to regularly review your processes and make adjustments and improvements as needed.

By implementing these strategies, you’ll be well on your way to building a scalable and sustainable business. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to get those systems in place and watch your business grow!

If you need some help with getting started with systemising your business, book a Coffee Call with me to see if Green Pillars Co’s services align with how you’d like to scale your business.