First, what are “systems?” Systems are the step-by-step processes that business owners follow to complete a particular task. They are the systems we have in place to keep our business on track, accountable, organized, and profitable. But sometimes our systems can be a hindrance more than a help. Here are three things to keep in mind when creating your systems:
Are your current systems relevant? Are you worried about having a system for automating Tweets when your ideal audience is not on Twitter? Review your systems and processes often to make sure they are even needed. A good rule-of-thumb is to ask “does this system make me money?”
Have you written down your systems or created video tutorials? If you were suddenly unable to be at work for a length of time would your staff or team have the documentation and instructions necessary to keep things flowing smoothly?
Updates and changes happen, so double check your systems often. Your processes can change when platforms are updated or new rules and regulations are added.