Evaluation and Assessment
Today, we’re diving back into the Scale Your Small Business process. We’re taking on the second pillar within the nine fundamental steps to scale your business: evaluation and assessment.
Often times business owners overlook the not-so-pretty stuff. You may be go-go-go and not take the time to pause, catalog, and inventory what’s going down with your business. The phrase “you have to slow down to speed up” rings true here. If you’re not taking that time, one, you’re putting yourself at risk if anything happens to your business. And two, you won’t have a fundamental understanding of the baseline of your business, which makes it hard to scale. The reality is you don’t know what best practices are across every aspect of your business. By taking time to pause and look at your current systems, you’re going to be able to close all those gaps.
This week’s exercise is a systems inventory audit. Take every system in your business — CRM, email systems, Google accounts — and give them a closer look. Is something missing? Does something need to change? Add anything? Delete anything? This is an opportunity for you to look at everything and see what you’ve got. Are you currently using it? Do you need to get rid of it or do you just need to remind yourself and start using it? Don’t make this more complicated than it needs to be. Just write down everything that you’re currently using as you go about your day-to-day over this week.
From there, shoot me a message with any questions you have and we’ll answer it on next week’s Q&A episode!