How to build a business system
Are you building a business system or just trying to be self employed?
Virtually every one I meet has the intention or idea of starting a business. For many, the enthusiasm and emotions of starting the business tend to over shadow the details they need to go through in building the business.
The majority that start their own business, start as self-employed and stay like that for years with little improvement or without making any step to becoming business owners.
Agreed many successful businesses today started as a self-employed business, but they took the leap of fate not knowing how they’ll land to get where they’re today.
Successful businesses that are independent of the entrepreneur who started it, means the entrepreneur has built a business system. This system enables them to be away and still the business running.
Building a business system might seem like a bad idea to many and a waste of time for many small businesses, a business owner decides to build a business system for five basic reasons.
- They hire the smartest people to run the business. This gives the entrepreneur more freedom to focus on other business opportunities.
- They grow the business even If the business owner is not physically present. This means then the business can run even without the entrepreneur.
- They know that working brings more result than working as an individual
- To provide employment to people
- To help in the growth of the economy
Building a business system is therefore one way to building a successful business that can stand the test of time. The following steps show you the basic steps required to start building your business system.
It begins with creating the necessary departments
What do you need in your business? You are the only one that knows it. These you can segment it into various department and specific roles assign for each department.
For instance, a typical business will have a Public relation department, customer care, marketing department, product department, accounting department and so on.
Each department has a role to play. In other words, they have specific duty and also means you have the people of the department focus on one thing which produces the result you want. When things go wrong, it makes it possible to detect the problem easily and fix it faster.
Here the people
Now you have a clear view of how your organizational chart looks like. You can begin by hiring people who can fill in the positions.
There are three most important people in business, they’re the entrepreneur, the managers and the technicians.
The entrepreneur hires two set of people and they’re the manager and technician. The manager manages the department and ensures that the technicians work according to plan.
The manager in other words is the eye and ear of the entrepreneur.
The entrepreneur does the work of recruiting the managers and the technicians. The managers now oversee the technicians to make sure the duties of the department are achieve according to plan.
Did i hear you say why customers? You’re free to ask, but to be candid a customer helps you restructure your business to better serve the client from their feedbacks.
You get to know what is working and what needs to be improve in addition to what you here from your department. You can begin to network to expand and build more customer base for the business.
Customers are the life line of the business and without them, your business will be out in no time. Just hear your customers, because customers are king.