So what’s the secret to building a successful business that works without you? Check out this video and discover why you should use standard operating procedures, systems & checklists and why they might just be the answer you’re looking for.
To be a start up entrepreneur, you needed to come up with all these great ideas. You are the one serving the clients to make sure things are delivered to a particular standard. You might even be micromanaging other team members and so on because you want to deliver to a certain standard. To move through to the next level, you have to let go, recognise you can’t do everything and have someone else plug in behind you.
That’s what makes it hard. You’ve had this reinforcement loop that has encouraged all the behaviour that got you to this point. Now that is the behaviour that is stopping you from growing through to that next point. You feel like you have to be across everything.
Can anyone identify with that? I think all entrepreneurs go through this. Everybody knows who this guy is. Richard Branson, recognised you can’t build a successful business on your own. Obviously you’re going to need to build a team around you. That’s his talent. He’s able to spot great quality people who he can get to head up his business. He applies the Virgin brand to that and it just gives the business a kick start, a chance to succeed.
I’ll just get you to ask yourself a question internally. You don’t have to say the answer out loud. How can you ensure that your team deliver consistent results, if you want to have something done on a repeated basis? What would you need to have in place for team members to consistently deliver?
The answer to this and the other two questions as well, all centres around systems. You can solve each one of those things by having good systems and processes in place.
What are systems? They are simply a set of rules and guidelines and checklists. It’s about the processes and procedures that go on in your business.
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