When I left employment to break out on my own in business, the first thing I enjoyed was the lack of routine. My last employer seemed to be more interested in filling out spreadsheets to record what I was doing rather than in what I was actually doing. This is a benefit I still feel today but with an important difference.
In those early days, i forgot to send out invoices. I failed to check if invoices had been paid and as a result, probably lost money. I cannot be sure whether or not I lost any money because I had no systems in place but I more than likely did.
I was reluctant to set up systems and procedures as this reminded me of the dark spreadsheet days which I hated so much. But as my business expanded, the inevitability became more and more obvious and I started to develop some systems. And now, I am so glad that I did.
I procrastinated so much in those early days because I knew that developing processes and systems was going to take time. I knew I could do it. My previous employment involved designing complex systems and processes for large corporations so doing this for my small business was going to be easy. But it still meant taking time out from designing websites.
However, I did start to do this and I am so happy that I did. Some of these old mundane tasks which used to take me hours every month are now so quick and easy. As a web designer I was able to put these systems online so I can access them from anywhere with an Internet connection. Now I have invested the time, i can spend more time now doing the job I love the most, designing websites for Nottingham businesses.
This exercise has been so helpful in my own business that I now wish to offer these services to other Nottingham businesses. Imagine running your business on a system that was designed for you and your small business. A system that is easy to use because it was developed alongside you and your requirements. A system you can access from anywhere when you have an Internet connected PC or mobile device.
Imagine a system that makes your employees more efficient and effective. Streamlining your processes also reduces the rate at which you need to recruit new staff so the cost savings can be enormous.
All you have to do is invest some time and money now to go on saving time and money for the rest of the life of your business. It is work that shows a real return on investment within a very short period of time.
So call us on 0115 963 6589 for a chat and we can show you what we can do for your business and start saving you money.