An operations manual is written documentation of the systems in your business. It’s a “how-to” book for everything in your business, from answering the phones to designing products! An ops manual acts as an instruction manual, allowing for respectful and streamlined communication between you and your team. They build consistency because everyone knows exactly how
What will happen to your business when you don’t want to run it anymore? Do you have a small business succession plan? Keep, sell or hand down. These are your options as the owner of a systematized business. Think of small business succession planning as advanced systems-building. Imagine every aspect of your business without you…forever.
The Systems Business Coach® vision is this: A world where all business owners have the skills, tools and confidence to positively contribute to a healthy world economy creating secure meaningful employment while maintaining personal prosperity and freedom. To achieve this, I knew I had to provide a self-taught training option that’s packed with huge value! I wanted
Chances are, you’ve heard of this “work-life balance.” Maybe you scoffed at the idea. As an entrepreneur, this seems impossible to achieve. There’s just too much to do, in work and in life. What if I told you it didn’t have to be this way? As an entrepreneur, you can create a work-life balance. Ask
Have you noticed your suppliers are raising their prices? Is the cost of operating your business starting to rise? What you’re experiencing is inflation. Here’s an example of inflation I’ve seen recently. It was common even a year ago to have a housekeeper charge $25 CAD per hour, now the going rate is $40 CAD.
Do you know what sounds great? A vacation. But you are a small business owner so you can’t take one, right? After all, if you are gone, your business will crumble. Red flag! This doesn’t have to be your reality. Just because you own a business, doesn’t mean the business needs to own you. It’s
According to the World Trade Organization, small businesses represent over 90% of the business population and they provide 70% of all jobs in the world. Small business owners are the backbone of our economy. It took a pandemic for the public to feel …. and notice the importance of small businesses in local communities and
It’s year 3 of a pandemic. Yes, that’s right. Year 3. Remember when they said it would be 2 months? Back then, it was understandable to close your business, to pivot, to put in new safety measures, or to support your staff with extra days off. Now, 3 years later, small business owners are being
I often hear small business owners say they need help, but can’t afford to hire anyone. The 2022 Canada Summer Jobs grant is the perfect solution to that problem. Hire a talented student to work at your business for the summer and get up to 50% of their wages covered (100% for non-profits) by the
Small business owners need to be masters of time management because there’s so much to do on any given day. I’ve seen small business owners push themselves to the limits to meet these demands. And instead of being invigorated by their achievements, they feel burnt out. If that’s you, you can try some of the