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“7 Ways To Improve Small Business Operations” 

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The Written Manual



Every business owner wants to have a smooth business. By that I mean a business where things move forward and you make money. 

Yet few make the effort to streamline the steps you need to get there.

“Why the hesitation?” I asked one business owner. And he said he just doesn’t have the time to make it simple. Isn’t that an oxymoron?

You want it easy and yet you don’t want to spend the time to make it easy.

That’s why I’m writing this post about small business work. 

You need to structure your work to learn how to grow a business.  

And this is the reason why I like small business coach Houston. I get a chance to help businesses through my business coaching services.

Now let’s take a look at the 7 steps to make your business work simple.



1) Create Tasks for a Work Manual

Write down the top-level tasks for your business. It can include topics such as how to:

  1. Manage the company
  2. Create products
  3. Make goods
  4. Sell
  5. Market
  6. Ship
  7. Do Finance
  8. Do Accounting
  9. Do Legal 
  10. Manage facility

Assign one person to write down the sub tasks. Then have the team run through the steps to see if the written description matches the work. If not, rewrite the task so it’s practical.

2) Build a Chart

Create a drawing to show how the work steps forward through the company.

This will get your teams to see how their work affects the company.

3) Delegate

Do you have a time management plan? If not, get that ready today before this step. Assign important tasks to the plan that make more money. 

Then assign lower paid employees to do tasks ranked lower. This will give you more time to focus on sales.

4) Task Breakdown

Have people in your team write down steps for their tasks.  Make sure they explain it clearly. 

5) Carrying out Task

Get a different person to use the written work steps. That will make it easy to corroborate the steps. 

Importantly, make sure it’s possible to do the steps without someone having to explain.

6) Tools

Keep the written content direct and simple. Use pictures and videos to make it easier to follow the steps.

7) Update Manual

Every manual grows over time. Keep it active so people can get to it and update the steps if they change. 

Taking these 7 steps will show you how to run your small business profitably. 

And even if it takes long to finish the manual, you’ll boost business efficiency by delivering to customers consistently.

Want even faster results? Are you ready to discover how? Call 281.410.5375 to grow your small business.

Written by Suresh Iyengar, P.E., President, Business Unit Execution LLC––“Explosive Business Coaching Houston Results For Small Business”. Want even faster results? Are you ready to discover how? Call 281.410.5375 and speak to your Profitability Coach Houston


“5 Ways That Show How to Run a Business” 

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Grow Your Business



Want a shocking guarantee

I’ve discovered a way you can get more than 60% business growth.

And even better, I’m willing to show you if you are willing to make the time.

Here’s a fact.

"Growth demands a temporary surrender of security." according to Gail Sheehy, New York Times Bestselling Author.

Go here to schedule your free consultation session for business growth. 

I’ll even to show you how to do it in just 4 months with business coaching Houston. I promise.

Now, I’m going to share 5 best ways on how to run a business in this post. 

It’s not the end. 

But it’ll give you a place to start your journey for business growth.

Ready?


1) Create Original Content

Do you want to drive new leads to grow your business? I know I do.

I have news for you. Now, it’s all about creative delivery. And it must be your own. 

Make it repetitive and known. These are keys to make productive content.

Now, get ready to talk to prospective customers. 

Don’t panic. It’s easy. Here’s all it takes.

  • Write a 500 word blog post (make people aware of what you do)
  • Share the link with your primary circle of influence

Remove jargons. Aim to persuade customers. And importantly, keep it simple.

Are you with me so far? Next.

2) Become Good at Holding Seminars

Industry research shows that webinars are the best way to secure trust, build credibility and catapult your ideas as an industry thought leader.

You build rapport with your audience. 

Now, are you stoked to make it work for your small business?

Hold on. You have some work to get ready.

A. Think about a topic to talk about. It must be a topic you know.  A topic that’ll teach your listeners to do something in your industry––specially a “how to” topic

B. Design a simple outline of your “how to” webinar

  • Introduce the topic, you and your company
  • Tell them what they are going to learn from you
  • Get into the “how to” of your presentation
  • Tell them your story
  • Ask for feedback at the end. Tell them to send you an email with any questions. Don’t forget to give them your address
  • Reply to their emails and build relationships.

3) Work Efficiently

To discover business growth, remove waste from daily work. 

Here is a brief guide to growing your business.

  • Remove waste from materials, movement and people
  • Make meetings productive. Hold them on time
  • Align people to the overall goal of the business
  • Keep an organization manual
  • Use apprenticeships to train people on daily work
  • Use key performance signals to measure outcomes
  • Have plan B when plan A doesn’t work

4) Create Great Value Offers to Upsell

What is to upsell? It is to persuade customers to buy a more expensive item or to buy a related item. 

Ask yourself. What little extras can you offer that becomes irresistible? 

What would your customers have sleepless nights thinking about? 

Remember, you’re not squeezing money from their hands. Instead, you’re giving them value that they think they can’t live without. There’s a difference.

If someone is willing to buy it, then you are just fulfilling a need. 

An extra push will result in extra revenues.

And it will result in growth for your small business. Here are some more ideas.

  • Create a bigger, brighter, longer offer as an option for another item you’re selling
  • Add extras like oversight, guidance, or offer a support period for goods

5) Boost Sales Performance

Give 100% commission to your sales team. 

You’d say...wait? Did you say 100 percent? Sounds crazy?

Not quite. And here’s why. 

If your subscription services aren’t awful, and your attrition rate isn’t high, consider 100 percent commission on the first-month sale revenue.

If this offer is good, you’ll have large-scale poultry-breeding customers.

You have the opportunity to grow your business; it doesn’t have to be tremendous growth all at once. 

Focus on small victories. 

Small incremental growth is all you need. 

Strengthen the core of your business and see revenues grow while you give more value to your customers. 

Let me know your thoughts in the box below. I’m excited to see how I can help you.

Written by Suresh Iyengar, P.E., President, Business Unit Execution LLC––“Explosive Business Coaching Houston Results For Small Business”. Want even faster results? Are you ready to discover how? Call 281.410.5375 and speak to your Profitability Coach Houston


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