It’s easy when you are a solopreneur to think that you don’t need systems or processes in place. You can easily move through all the things you do and it’s all in your head. Some day, you’ll realize that your business is growing and you will be putting more and more time in. It might even start taking over your personal time. Such is the life of an entrepreneur.
Eventually, you might come to the conclusion that in order for your business to grow like you want without compromising the quality of your service, you need help. Or maybe your coach will send you in that direction.
Now that you’re crazy busy, you don’t have time to write out your process and you just realized that you forgot to email that important document to your client. You have NO time.
Don’t put yourself on that path. Start now. Take small steps.
Here are 5 reasons you need to put systems in place now:
1. Nothing falls through the cracks
The last thing you want to do when your business is growing quickly is turn off prospective clients by forgetting to send that important document. Or make that follow up check in. Or worse, by forgetting to put an appointment on your calendar and missing it.
2. Spot time wasters and potential automations
When you take the time to write down or record how you routinely do something, you will probably discover that it can either be simplified or maybe there is something you can do to set a system up to do it automatically. Saving time and energy by making things easier is awesome!
3. Impeccable customer service
You can’t provide excellent customer service if you are constantly stressed out and wondering where you put that post-it note with needed information. Your clients will be able to tell that your mind is somewhere else or they will feel that they are unimportant to you if you are always forgetting to do something or asking the same questions.
4. Easily Add Team Members
If you have reached the point where you feel like things are going to burst, it may be time to add a team member. Having systems in place and already documented, allows you to hand off things quickly while making sure that nothing is lost in the process. How great would it be to be able to pass some of those things that are tedious to you or out of your area of brilliance to someone who loves those things?
5. Peace of mind to enjoy your personal time
Once you have systems in place, you’ll be able to actually relax and enjoy your personal time. You won’t have that feeling of panic that you forgot something. Taking time for self-care is really important. It allows you to come back refreshed and excited about the next challenge. Plus, it will help you be happier and without all that stress, you might even be healthier.
Systems don’t get set up over night or in an afternoon. Just like setting up your business, it will take time. Don’t get overwhelmed by thinking of everything all at once. Start with one thing and then build on it.
Think about your business flow. Where do things start? Begin there.
Where are you going to start?