I get this question a lot, “What Processes are most important?” The answer is different depending on where you are in the process of systemizing your business.
Important Processes to Move from Survival to Stationary
When you’re starting out, it’s important to get quick wins and momentum. Start with your core line of business and get that fully mapped out. This is your headline act, the star of your business.
By mapping out all the core processes and systems that get your client to and through your star offering you can ensure that your money maker will be working efficiently and holding you strong as you work your way to complete business reliability.
These simple important processes calm the chaos enough for you to hold your ground. You will now have the time to breathe and take a look at where you can delegate. You might even begin to be able to remove yourself from the day-to-day of your business so that you can think about growing and scaling.
Main Processes to Move from Stationary to Scaleable
Once you have your core business mapped out, you can start to work on the systems that surround that core. Systems like HR, Finance, etc. These are the areas that support the business as a whole but aren’t the main act.
Think of them as your chorus line supporting the headliner. Yes, the show is wonderful with just the star, but it’s so much better with supporting actors, singers, and dancers behind them.
These are the important processes to move you from holding your ground to scaling your business. This is where you will be able to delegate more, your team will grow, and you will have more time to step back and look at the bigger picture. You’ll see where you might be able to offer something new to your clients and begin to build that out. Your team will find better ways to make what is currently happening more efficient. You will no longer be responsible for the day-to-day running of your business.
You will start to be in your zone of genius, doing what you do best, and beginning to live your best life.
Key Processes to Move from Scaleable to SALEable
Now that you have your star and chorus, you can move on to the more technical support…this is your Operations, IT, R&D, etc. These are your stagehands and the facility. They provide the structure, scenery, and lights to make the star and chorus line SHINE!
Once these important processes have been identified and solidified, your business starts to hum and sing like a successful Broadway show! No longer will you be an opening act in the middle of nowhere. You have made it to the big time and Hollywood will be calling soon.
It’s up to you if you wish to hang out and enjoy the limelight of New York or sell your business and enjoy the spoils.
How to start?
Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither will your business. Start by moving from Chaos to Survival by “cloning yourself”. Find that first/next hire who can take some of the tasks off your plate. Gift yourself some time and space to think. Download the First Step to Cloning Yourself today and calm the chaos enough to make Survival just a little bit easier and begin the adventure towards SALEability.