There are a lot of moving parts to run a business (we get it). It’s easy to get caught up in the “business” and instead of stopping to take a step back and look at the business as a whole, you are entrenched in the day-to-day tasks.
This happens a lot, but as you know there are many areas of a business that are not core business activities. But these areas are necessary and essential for a company to run and grow. While these areas are not always “fun,” if left ignored, they could be detrimental to your business.
One of the ways we are able to help business owners is by creating software that automatically creates efficiencies for certain areas of a business. The areas we often see business owners overlook are often related to:
- Staff Management & Communication
- Client Management & Communication
- Internal File management
- Project management (*Whatever a ‘project’ may be for your business. For some it’s an actual project, for others its a trip or maybe a shift.)
These are the areas of business that we as a company regularly have conversations about. It’s not just our core business activity (building great software systems) that we have to focus on. We’re often looking for the blindspots that we may not see but should be thinking about and addressing. By thinking this way on a regular basis and by having systems in place, we put ourselves in a good spot to run both lean and efficiently. We can also go about our day-to-day work knowing that we are not going to be blindsided.
Regular planning and implementing efficient business systems takes time but it’s important. We assume that you, just like us, want to build a a solid company long-term. And from our experience working with other business owners, it’s the things we overlook that haunt us down the road.
What about you and your company? Are you regularly looking at the areas of your business that make your company run? Tell us here.