The Organised Business explains how being organised is one of the major factors in ensuring your business is successful. You can be successful without being organised but it will be a much harder road to travel.
The book uses the story of two brothers, Stephen and John, to illustrate the different effect an Organised Business has on the owner of the business over a dis-organised one. These two sibling entrepreneurs both run the same type of business, selling the same product but in different locations. The main difference between the two businesses is that Stephen’s business is organised and John’s isn’t.
John suffers because his business is dis-organised, in fact, it makes him unhappy. Things never seem to go right, the products are delivered late, customers are unhappy, he can’t seem to get his employees to do what needs to be done. John also takes his work home with him, it never seems to stop and despite working all the hours god sends, the business isn’t profitable.
Stephen, on the other hand, is happy that his business is making the contribution to his life that he wants and that things are going in the right direction. Internally things work, products go out on time, customers are happy. Of course, things still go wrong but when they do there are systems and procedures in place to ensure they are corrected. Stephen, his team and his business operate with systems at their heart and are always looking to find the best way of doing things. Stephen’s business is profitable, he has a handle on the finances and, best of all, the business doesn’t rule his life.
In the book we use Stephen and John’s businesses, along with other detailed examples, to illustrate the concepts, tools and techniques you will need to ensure you can get your business organised as well.
In addition, as a reader of the book, you will have FREE access to our members-only website where you will be able to download a number of tools and resources we have developed, for doing things such as Organising your marketing, tracking quotes and getting decent management accounts.
The overall aim of the book is for you to maximise your businesses potential and once you have implemented all the actions in the book you will have developed the following for you business:
To keep your business on course you must plan out where you want it to be and regularly check your progress against this plan. You must strike the balance between doing and planning but both are vital.
Developing systems can be time consuming and daunting but we share with you some approaches that will make this an easier. With the examples and techniques outlined in the book you will not only get an understanding of the need for systems but also a fool proof method for developing them for your business.
So why is it that so many small business owners don't understand their finances?, one of the reasons is that the finances are often presented in what, can sometimes seem to be, a different language.
In the book we examine the key financial components of any business and explain, in layman terms, the minimum information you need to know and understand in order to get a handle on this vital information.
In the book we examine a simple but highly effective solution for organising this area that works for both large and small businesses alike. In addition we examine how you can utilise the cloud to supercharge your filing structure sharing with you the pro's and con's of some of the latest cloud based solutions.
We share with you some personal organising techniques and advice that should help you make the change so that you can be more like Stephen (the organised one) and less like John.
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