Fun? What’s fun? You have a business so life should be more enjoyable. After all, you are the boss and can do what you like! You probably find this is what people around you think and say.
All too frequently, the truth is completely the opposite. Everything revolves around you. You are responsible for getting orders, making sure they are done, dealing with accountants [like us] and HMRC – and you feel responsible for the people working for you, their mortgages, their family.
Being the boss, becomes an even bigger burden than just working for someone else – and often you don’t even see any additional benefit.
It’s not easy to change things around and make it “fun”. The first thing you need to do is acknowledge the truth – then make a decision to change things.
One proven method is to make yourself surplus to requirements – organise your business so that you don’t need to be around and your business can operate without you. You can concentrate on strategy and growing the business.
Many entrepreneurs who have succeeded in putting the fun back into their business life have done so by systemising their business and having SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) which work.
- Reduce the risk of errors,
- Ensure that customers always get the same level of service,
- Allow the work to be done by a less qualified person,
- Free your time to do your own thing.
Let’s not pretend that it is easy, especially when starting out. It may take a long time to fully complete the process. However, improvements can often be found fairly quickly. Even achieving 5% will improve your profitability – and ease your stress.
We see many businesses which are crying out for systemisation and SOPs but many business owners just don’t have the commitment or desire to bring the Fun into their business life.
If you want running your own business to be fun, you need to make the commitment and do something about it. You need to spend some time (and money) to make it happen. Do this now and you will feel the benefit of increased profit and your freedom in the not very distant future.
We are happy to help. As part of our consultancy service we will help you get organised, systemised – and more profitable, not to mention free your own time.
Give us a call today (01509 816150) or complete the form below.