Running a business is not for the faint of heart. When your company is growing it can be exciting until you realize that more work means means longer hours.
Increased revenue for many small business owners means the demands of the day to day leads to quickly leads to small business burnout.
To avoid small business burnout, it’s important to understand the difference between growing your business and scaling your business.
Eliminate Small Business Tasks
In the early stages of your business you may think “once I get past this next thing… things will different.”
Suddenly you realized you’ve been saying that for years and the only thing that is different is your hours.
You’re running a business day and night and the hours never stop growing.
The work that you love to do and the reason you started the business is lost in busy work. All the product and services you wanted to create never get done.
It’s time to focus the real work. It’s time to change your entrepreneur mindset.
Systems and process is the game changer for any small business owner. It’s the only way you can scale your business. More importantly it’s the only way you can increase your cash flow, decrease your small business tasks, and avoid burnout.
Benefits of Systems And Process For A Small Business Owner
1. Free’s Up You And Your Outsourcers Time.
Most people think about restrictions when they hear about systems and processes. It’s the exact opposite. It actually unbelievable how much it frees you up! It’s how you win the day, every day.
2. You Build On Your Success!
Systems and processes allow you to easily build on your success. This means you eliminate mistakes, and expedite your work.
Let’s say you are doing something like onboarding a new client.
There are 7 steps to this onboarding process.
Studies show you will only remember 4 out of the 7 items. You will also rotate the four items you remember. With systems and processes you will be guaranteed to follow through on all aspects of the onboarding process easily and using very little brain power.
This means when you get new clients you won’t feel overwhelmed on the onset. You can spend time getting to the real work, the reason the client hired you.
3. Reduce Effort And Cost
Using systems and processes allows you to reduce effort and cost. You will be able to whip through work more quickly, as well as assign it to your outsourcer and move on to the next thing.
4. Transferring Work
Having systems and processes that are effective allow you to transfer your work to your team. It also allows your team to become more efficient at what they do. This is essential for any company to grow.
You can easily take on any ambitions and add to your team without any hiccups, are painful learning curve throughout the process.
5. Saves You MONEY!
Systems and processes save you a lot of money.
You save money by
-increasing your output
-reducing your efforts
-expediting all work
-working on income generating projects
Successful Entrepreneurs Use Systems And Processes
In order to move from self-employed to having a real business, you need to have systems and process. You also can’t scale your business without outsourcing.
Outsourcing is an extremely affordable option that was not available to small business owners until recent years. Most successful small business agree it’s an essential step in scaling your business.
Having a business idea or business plan is one thing but executing it as another. If you want long term success and avoid repeated cycles of burnout you need to outsource. Otherwise you have bought yourself and job and you’re self employed at best.
Another benefit to outsourcing is that small business owner can get their ideas to execution without having to learn everything that is constantly being thrown at them. For example, you don’t need to know how to create, edit and upload videos to various social media platforms.
In fact, just finding the tools needed for each step of that process would be time-consuming and expensive. Now you can have ideas and easily get them implemented in a timely fashion with the magic of virtual assistant outsourcing.
Small Business Owners Need Business Processes That Save Time!
The entrepreneurial mindset is that hard worker is the way to build a business. That is a very outdated mindset. Outsourcers, as well as systems and processes eliminate years of stress.
You didn’t start a business just to run a business.
You can get stuff done without working hard, without burning out!
You love what you do but you still want work life balance.
Start building basic systems and processes in your business today. It’s step one to have a business that supports your life instead of consuming it!
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