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Why Systematising Your Business Will Help You Scale in the Long-Run

Are you ready to take your business to the next level? If so, it’s time to systematise! By building out efficient systems and documenting your day-to-day processes, you can streamline your business and set yourself up for long-term success. Not only does systematising your business help you stay organised, but it also makes hiring team members and scaling your operations so much easier down the line. First, let’s cover what it looks like to implement systems in your business!

What it means to systematise your business

Systematising your business means implementing a standardised way of carrying out work that anyone on your team can easily replicate. By automating and systematising your business, you can save time and energy by allowing technology to take over some of the more repetitive tasks on a day-to-day basis. 

Documenting your processes ensures that everyone on your team is on the same page. It also means that team members can refer back to those processes when needed! This helps immensely with training new hires. Even one of my client’s VA, who has been executing the podcast production process for over a year, still pulls up the SOP (standing operating procedure) and uses it as a quick checklist to ensure everything has been completed.

Systematising your business involves a couple of different things. The first is documenting your processes and identifying where you might be able to streamline the process further. Once finalised, they can be shared and easily replicated by a team member. This not only makes it easier to hire new team members but also standardises the work you put out, especially if you feel that “no one can do it like I can.” Documented processes allow the expectation to be set and the process executed to your standard.

The second aspect of systematising your business is implementing, integrating, and automating tech to carry out repetitive tasks for you, like invoicing, sending out forms, or creating client portals in Dubsado (grab 30% off with my affiliate link as a Certified Dubsado Specialist). By automating and systematising your business, you can save time and energy and increase efficiency–so what are you waiting for??

Consistency and Efficiency

When you systematise your business, you create consistency and efficiency. Having a set process for each task ensures everything is done the same way every time. That means even when you hire a team to outsource portions of the work, you can trust that everything will still be completed to your standards and in the correct order of operations. Being able to delegate tasks without worrying about whether they will be done correctly will free up your time and allow you to focus on growing your business. The level of consistency and efficiency that systems create is optimal for CEOs who may struggle with letting go of control, which is one of seven telltale signs that your business might be ready for an Online Business Manager!

Consistency won’t just help you make hires with ease, but it will also help you build trust with your clients and customers. Systematising your business exceeds client expectations because it helps you save time, deliver faster and reduce errors, ultimately leading to seamless service and a stellar client experience. So, major win-win!

Scalability

Systematising your business doesn’t JUST make it more consistent and efficient–it also makes your business more scalable.

For example, as your business grows, you may have to bring on more team members or new systems to support more clients. By having systems in place from the beginning, you can onboard and train new team members with ease because you will already have all of your processes documented and systems streamlined. 

A big part of systematising your business is automating parts of it. So once you’ve automated lead intake forms, invoices, and the onboarding process, you’ll practically be able to sign new clients while you sleep!

And onboarding is just one small part of the puzzle. Standardising your processes and automating your business benefits all work that you do. Once you have systematised your business, you can automate everything from onboarding to client launches, check-ins, and other admin tasks in your business following a specific standardised protocol. 

Adaptability

Your business becomes more adaptable when you systematise it by having systems documented and in place, you can easily make changes to them or pivot your business without disrupting your day-to-day workflow. 

To scale, businesses need to be able to change and adapt to the needs of their clients and industry, so making necessary shifts at the drop of a penny will give you an edge that other businesses may not have. 

So, if you want to make your business more consistent, efficient, adaptable, and scalable, it’s time to think about systematising it! From creating SOPs, or standard operating procedures, to using project management software or setting up Dubsado, there are so many things that you can do today to get started. 

If systematising your business feels overwhelming, that’s totally understandable! Fortunately, there are programs out there that can help. My Systems Build offer is perfect if you’re looking for an OBM to help you build key foundational systems in Dubsado, Clickup, or Asana to make your business more efficient. 

If you’re looking for more tips on systematising your business or want to learn more about working with an OBM, get in touch for a coffee chat! 

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