How to grow your business with Systems
Growing your business is the easy part of your job
My clients often ask me to help grow their business and I often tell them to stop worrying about that. Getting more customers is the easy part. The hard bit about business is delivering what you say you will by the time you say you will for the price you say you will at the quality you say you will, every time… with a smile!
Maintaining consistent quality, through systems, predictably, is where many businesses have failed. They simply couldn’t maintain a consistent output as they got busier. And by the way, business growth is in itself one of the 7 Big Questions about building a beautiful business and life.
When you are no longer in charge, hands on, of every step in the process, things often start going wrong. Quality becomes inconsistent, delivery times become unreliable, prices go up or profitability suffers – and your smile disappears. Once the rot sets in like that, your reputation nosedives and customers begin to look elsewhere.
There are only two answers to this dilemma:
- Stay small: Don’t grow and learn to say “NO” all the time.
- Or systemise. Systems allow you to create continuous improvement loops in your organisation, which means you’ll get better all the time.
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All articles about business growth, quality and systems on this website:
To build a Highly Chilled business, you must always be on the lookout for parts of your processes that can be systemised and automatedRead more Highly Chilled Habit #7: Be Systematic ›
The 7 Habits of Highly Chilled Small Business owners: #1: Successful businesses are dependable. They deliver on their promises, alwaysRead more Highly Chilled Business Habit #1: Be dependable ›
Do you know what the biggest secret is to growing your service business? It’s not growing, rather it is keeping control while growing.Read more The biggest secret to growing your service business ›
Delivering on your promise to your customers consistently, day in, day out, is what sets beautiful businesses apart from all the others.Read more Slow and Steady Wins the Race in Small Business ›
Quality, systems, processes, continuous improvement. To build a beautiful business you must continuously be looking to do a little better.Read more The Ten Priorities #9: Continuous Improvement ›
How do you grow and keep delivering consistent quality, day in day out, even when your business doubles and triples in size?Read more Predictability: Growing your business is the easy bit ›