Tips on systems for success Entrepreneurs are usually the creative type, they like to create new ideas and come up with them – that makes them entrepreneurs. As a sole trader, that’s all we want to do: develop products and programs, and invent new ways to deliver our services.
1. Invest in the system
Where you want to be, not where you are now. If you are serious about your business and want to be successful in the long term, you must be willing to invest in the right e-commerce system for your business. I‘ve had many conversations over the years with clients who have invested in high-quality, expensive coaching programs…in business.
2. Manage before launch
It’s just a matter of implementing the basic systems before you start going to market. Once you’ve started promoting your business and generating inquiries from potential customers, you want to make sure you have the right system in place to respond instantly and easily. It also means your financial management system is organized, your inbox isn’t cluttered, and you can easily find important data. Once you’re busy, just don’t have time to look up information, even if you “have it somewhere”!
3. Get the right system for your business
Analyze your business, define your long-term goals, and set up a system that supports that vision. Too many times I’ve spoken to clients who invest in a sophisticated trading system because “the security expert told them it was what they needed or that everyone in their brain was using it, so they figured they had better use it too!“ “Just because others use a particular system doesn’t necessarily mean it’s right for you and your business.
4. Automate as much as possible
Whenever you do “something” more than once, you need to create a system to make it quick and easy to do it the second, third, or even fourth time (and more). Automating your online marketing system is especially important because as you gain new subscribers every day, you want to make sure that the information they request is being delivered to them automatically.
5. Don’t try to combine different items,
It’s cheaper. This is now the opposite of #1 above. Be willing to invest in your business but make it “cheaper”; Invest by putting together a bunch of cheaper alternatives and hoping they all work. In most cases, this isn’t the case, and you’ll end up with lost sales, angry customers, and heaps of headaches!
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