You wouldn’t build a big house without a detailed site plan, so why would you build a business without one?
Unfortunately, many business owners do. Before you decide to grow your business further, check your foundation. I recommend assessing your current operations to identify what could be systematized, delegated, or automated.
Many of my clients want to move quickly on their initiatives to expand but, like any system, if the foundation is broken, you’ll be adding to an unsteady infrastructure. You’ll then waste endless hours trying to fix it as you go along.
The first step is to assess your current systems. In my Profitability Lab: Introduction, we start with assessing the 7 Profitability Systems. My clients are surprised to discover the systems that are missing or half-implemented. This gives them a starting point.
One of the easy systems-thinking approaches I teach and use to avoid the perpetual time crunch is to schedule your monthly meetings on the same date and time each month. This approach creates efficiencies on many levels.
When you use this approach, you don’t waste valuable time scheduling the next meeting. I schedule my Profitability Labs on the same date and time each month. This approach creates efficiencies for my clients, my team, and other support activities.
First, systematizing the Profitability Lab date makes it easy for my clients. They use recurring feature to plug in the dates creating a commitment to work on their business.
Second, this approach assists my team and other support activities that intersect with the Lab meetings. It makes scheduling the conference room a snap. This is especially helpful when you have multiple people using the same room.
You can also systematize the caterer or other support activities. With technology, you can include your caterer on the calendar invitation so if the meeting gets changed or cancelled, they and other support services are notified.
Third, and maybe one of the most important points, you can be more strategic with your time and effort. Since my clients drive in for the Labs, some many miles away, they schedule other business around the date of the Lab. By systematizing their schedule, they maximize their time efficiently. They simply schedule their other prospecting calls and visits to expand their business on or around the date of the Lab.
Where in your business could you create efficiencies by systematizing your schedule, automating, or delegating?
To attend one of our Profitability Lab: Introductions, visit http://www.profitabilitylab.com.
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