Running a business is filled with so many different processes that can sometimes be incredibly overwhelming. However, when you work towards better streamlining those processes, you're able to increase your efficiency which will enable you to grow and scale your business. Here are some of my tips to streamlining your business.
- Create different templates for different things within your business.
- Automate the things that are manual like your on-boarding workflow or your marketing
- Have a plan to batch your content.
- Create systems to manage your content or your clients.
Creating different templates within your business is the perfect way to increase efficiency and consistency. Within your social media marketing you can have custom social media templates that only require you to copy and paste your content. Within your operations, you could have a template for how you want your Standard Operating Procedures to be structured. Having different templates ensures that you have a way for anyone on your team that you delegate work to can pick up where you left off.
Automation is key when it comes to improving your efficiencies within your business. With automation you're able to ensure that things are running smoothly without you having to lift a finger. Some things you can automate within your content marketing plan is to automate the publishing of blog posts or social media posts. Within the operations side you can automate your on-boarding workflow or your scheduling. Also you can set filters within your email account so that you can have quicker access to your most important emails. Creating ways to automate your processes will ensure better organization which will improve your overall client experience.
Having a batching process will help you group similar tasks together and get them done way in advance. For example, if you're set to batch create all your social media posts for the week or month, you will have all of that content ready so you no longer have to worry about it. Batch creating content allows you to focus on other areas of your business that require more personal attention.
Having systems within your business to generate new ideas, plan, or document things is great especially when you start to onboard new team members or even by yourself! Once you've developed a process for yourself create a system that allows you to go through that process on a consistent basis. Certain systems you can have are Content Management Systems (CMS) to manage all of your content, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) System to better manage all of your clients of even a Productivity System to better manage your stress and your work load. As you start with one system, look for different ways to improve your system so that your business workflows can be better.
Streamlining your business process doesn't have to be hard, you just need to take the time to see how you do things that will allow you to better understand your systems to make the necessary adjustments to grow. Check out my favorite business tools and software for small business owners. If you're ready to learn more about how you can improve your business. Book a strategy call now.