Today I’m reminded of an old client who passed away a couple of years ago. He was my client for 12 years, and I learned a lot from him. He would call me a couple of times per day. I have to admit that this annoyed me initially, but over time, I came to look forward to the calls. We would discuss his plans for the day, review his calendar, and he would check-in to see if I had anything to discuss with him.
We all want to make ourselves stand out in our industry. Clients now have the Internet at their tips and have an array of other businesses to choose from, so you will need to go the extra mile to make your company stand out among the others in your field. One way to stand out in a crowd is to take the time to do little things that make a big impression. Below are some ways that you can look good in the eyes of your clients and potential clients.
Delegating is the key to scaling a company. You can’t do everything on your own if you want to grow your business. However, if you’ve never delegated you may find it to be challenging. Delegating is an art. There are steps to follow to ensure that you’re doing it effectively so that you receive the desired outcome for the task or project. Below are some tips to help you master the art of delegating.
Email plays an essential role in the life of a business owner. There is good in email – it’s how we communicate with clients, potential clients, colleagues and our team. It also has its bad side – it can even become addictive; it can derail our productivity, and it can become time-consuming and overwhelming.
Taking control of your email can have a significant impact on your time and productivity. One way to help take control of your inbox is to use filtering. Filtering is when you set up rules for what happens to each email as it comes into your inbox. The rule that you create determines what folder that specific email goes into. Below are the benefits that you can achieve through filtering your email.
I was speaking recently with another fellow business owner. We were talking about delegating. She commented that she had everything under control in her business – that she could handle everything on her own and didn’t need any help. She said this as if she were proud of this fact.
By now you may have heard that it’s important to document your company’s processes, and it’s true, you should. Having a detailed outline of how you do things in your business has many benefits to the health and development of your company. It can also contribute to the growth of your business. If you haven’t given much thought to documenting your business processes, you should strongly consider it and below are some reasons why.
There is a process to delegating effectively and that process begins with creating systems for your business. Systems will help you gain clarity in your business model and successful delegating beings when you know what you need to delegate. A system is what, how and when things are done in your business. There are four main areas of your business and they are operations, finances, marketing/sales, and customer service. You should have systems in place for each of these areas. Below are three ways that you can begin to create systems for your business.
If you’re a speaker, trainer or business coach and host your own workshops, seminars, retreats, etc., you know how time consuming and overwhelming it can be to plan these events. One of the main aspects is to find your venue. There is a lot involved in selecting the right location and if you’re busy running other aspects of your business, finding the time to research venues is just one other thing to add to your growing to do list. However, this task is something that you can most certainly delegate. If you’re unsure of how or what aspects of this task that you can delegate I’ve outlined them below.