The Secret of Business Systems

business systemsThe concept of systems is one of the most misunderstood areas of business today, which makes it one of the secrets of a successful business owner. A successful business owner knows that systems are relatively easy to implement and adds enormous value to his business. He also understands that systems are the key to building a strong, effective team!

Successful Business

My definition of a successful business is this: an increasingly profitable enterprise that consistently delivers on its promise and runs as a system without you, the business owner. Take a moment to assess your business as a system. Can you walk away from your business for a 2 to 3 week vacation without taking a computer and cell phone with you? Would you come back to find it operating smoothly and profitably? Can you escape for even 1 week? If not, you do not have an effective business system – you ARE the system!

Successful Business Owner

The goal of every successful business owner is to position his business to become increasingly more systems-dependent and less owner-dependent. In other words, a business owner should aim to reach the point at which his business can basically run itself, and all he has to do is give it direction and monitor the dashboard! Your business should not depend upon your presence, personality, problem solving and perspiration for its daily survival. If it does, your business does not work – YOU do! If everything in your business flows through you and is dependent upon you, then you are dramatically restricting the growth and profits of your company. Ideally, you want to be able to sell your business one day! To successfully do that, you have to prepare now by implementing systems. The secret of systems is this: Your business is your product!

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