When it comes to having a stressless LNC business, building a strong foundation using efficient systems is imperative. Without that, you will likely stay in a place of overwhelm and get burned out quickly. Set yourself up for success by using tools that will help you streamline your operations and day-to-day business.
You can implement a high level of efficiency and consistency by creating systems and workflows. By the way, it is easier to do than you think.
Document Everything for a Stressless LNC Business
What would happen if you had an emergency and you need to have someone to step in for you? Do you have everything documented and updated?
Most small business owners do not have their processes properly documented. This is a recipe for disaster! Are you the only person that knows what needs to be done? If so, things could get bad real fast if someone needed to step in.
Rather than risk pulling your hair out and affect the flow of your business, document every task in your business. Yes, every task. Anything from accessing and managing email, to how to keep track of billable hours and invoicing.
While this will take a little time to develop, having it completely in place will be beneficial in the long run if you need someone to do it. Remember that this process can lead to having a stress-free business.
Where can your LNC business be more efficient? For starters, develop templates that keeps everything formatted to your LNC business. Some examples of branded templates are worksheets, guides and anything else you use in your business. Some refer to these as standard operating procedures. You know them in health care as policies and procedures.
Think you could get away from policies and procedures? Think again.
On an annual basis and as you add documents to your systems, take a moment to see if other templates need tweaked or updated. For instance, if you have been using Google calendar and switch to a different one, make sure you edit any document that references ‘calendar’ or appointments.
When documenting tasks, include images or screenshots, as a visual aid to performing the task. Include access credentials, if needed, in the documentation. For multi-step tasks, cover additional details required. Include attachments of the completed task function.
Update Your Tools
Do you have any tools that are outdated or no longer serve your business efficiently?
Look at your business and the tasks that take place daily. Where can you be more efficient? Are there other tools that will maximize your time?
Even if you are a solo-business owner, documenting your LNC business operations will be valuable to you. It forces you to really look at your business and see how much time you spend working in the different areas of your business. Having documentation promotes a stressless LNC business – and gives you peace of mind.
Identify areas where you feel overwhelm and stress; look carefully and see how to reduce or eliminate the overwhelm. A LNC business coach can help you see things you may miss, as well as help you focus on new business opportunities. To see some cool tools, click here.
An efficient business is a successful, stressless business!
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Pat Iyer is president of The Pat Iyer Group, which develops resources to assist LNCs obtain more clients, make more money and achieve their business goals and dreams.
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