Updated: Nov 1
If you're an entrepreneur who has a brilliant idea and are looking to start a business....
It's very easy to get excited by the endless stream of possibilities that are presented to you.
You may be overwhelmed by the substantial amount of tasks you need to do before your business even takes off.
And you still have to consider the amount of market research, time, and capital you need to put in.
In order for your business to be viable in the industry you are potentially looking to enter.
One of the most common objectives that rookie entrepreneurs tend to forget to do is to not have a detailed step-by-step work system, on how to best operate each aspect of your business so that the workflow can be much easier.
A work system is a collective effort and is designed when a particular task or goal is identified.
A dream that only takes one person to accomplish is not big enough.
So is a work system that is built 100% around the entrepreneur.
Work systems incorporate technology, information, and business resources to create services or products for customers.
Documenting the systems of your business gives you clarity on what you should be focusing on in terms of:
Your ideal customer
The procedure of how to deal with that customer as well as
Who should be handling which part of the processes.
When writing a work system guide, the key subject you should know is that:
The guide should be easy to comprehend and easy to use.
Its framework should be pragmatic in identifying what tasks need to be done, which individuals should be handling which tasks.
It shouldn't rely solely on one individual to do all the heavy lifting unless they are a solopreneur.
It should be able to adapt to future changes in the business.
Each element of the system should be intertwined together to form a cohesive framework that benefits from each element.
Side note (an element is like a cog in a machine i.e the framework, if one cog is missing, the machine ceases to function)
A consistent work system is the backbone of your business.
Without it, no matter how successful you can be, your business will definitely fall apart due to the lack of a well-defined structure to follow.
An entrepreneur should make it their top priority to take time and properly develop a working system.
That can be easily followed by any of their employees as well as future partners who want to invest in their business.
With a well-defined work system,
You can eliminate some of the most prevalent problems preventing you from having a successful business venture.
Remember, a working system is created to cater to the needs of a business.
Not all work systems will be on the same scale and will vary greatly from another business depending on the goals of your business.