One of the biggest pitfalls I see again and again in business is when business owners neglect to set up systems that support the growth of their business.
In fact, one of the reasons business owners get overwhelmed in their business is because they have no systems in place that help them handle the growth.
For example, I once worked with an accountant, who was just starting out. He was going to a lot of networking events and he would inevitably get a few leads. However whenever he got a lead that became a client, he had a hard time bringing the client on board because he didn't have any systems mapped which could automate the onboarding process.
Once we mapped the onboarding process out, we were able to put together the relevant policies, documents, and other material the client would need to fill out...and as a result the accountant saved a lot of time, became more productive and had happier clients. His business growth became more sustainable because he had automated how new clients were brought on board with his business. Best of all he didn't need fancy technology...he just needed to understand what his desired results were and then set them up accordingly. Watch the video to learn more.
When you create systems for your business, what you are really setting up is a method for streamlining behavior that produces specific results that make everyone happy. You also set up a business that runs itself, which makes it easier for you to focus on the productive work that helps you grow your business and serve your clients. If you want to learn more get my free Business systems workbook and discover how to create and implement your own systems.