Are you an entrepreneur who would like to attach the following verbs to your business?
- On schedule
- Cutting Edge
Entrepreneurship is a broad topic, but in the end,we all have the same goal: Merge a variety of tools and processes to ensure our businesses not only survive, but thrive. Inevitably, we all face the same dilemmas when it comes to growth: What tasks are the most important? How do I find help to delegate the tasks that are slowing me down? How do I document all of these processes and goals quickly and consistently? How do I keep the costs of running my business to a minimum without sacrificing growth?
There is ONE answer to all of these questions: ORGANIZATION
A business cannot thrive, let alone grow to its full potential, until the leader of that business has taken the appropriate steps to ensure some level of organization. If you are grimacing at the thought of sitting down to create and implement these tools and processes, we have good news for you! It’s a secret weapon that all successful business owners have harnessed the power of, and we’re going to help you get there by utilizing it: DELEGATION & SYSTEMS.
My favorite part of DELEGATE: It’s a fancy word that literally means “to assign responsibility”. The best part? You get to choose what stays on your plate, and what goes. Ready? Grab an old fashioned sheet of paper and draw a line down the middle. At the top of the first column, write ‘Like’, and at the top of the other column write ‘Dislike’. List EVERYTHING that goes into your day, even personal tasks (dropping kids off at school, checking voice mail, groceries, etc.). The goal is not to list all tasks related to your business, but ALL the tasks that hit you through-out the week. Take it Monday – Friday (include weekends if you suspect there are a lot of tasks packed in there). The goal is to have everything you do, day in and day out, written down and assigned to one column or the other. Be honest, no one will see this list but you! What will you do with this list? You will keep the ‘Like’ list on your plate, and slowly but surely, start delegating the items in the ‘Dislike’ list. We plan on addressing many items that may be on your dislike list. First we’ll venture into tools that will help you manage your money, because without the Benjamin’s rolling in, there IS no business! Then we’ll move onto topics like setting up a payroll/time tracking system, to eliminating the emails that come from assistants, employees and contractors by utilizing a Cloud based storage system or an online project management system. Ready? Set! Get Organized!