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Best Small Business Idea - Overwhelm - Get It Out of Your Head
If you are like most businesses owners, youíve experienced overwhelm in your business at one time or another. Maybe you experience it regularly and for good reason. Hundreds of things are pulling at you at one time. Youíve got marketing going, production to oversee, calls to return, employees that need your advice. Itís never ending right? How do you possibly handle it all?
Most of the small business owners that I talk to keep almost all of these things in their head. I ask them where their business plan is. Itís in their head. I ask where their employee training manual is. Itís in their head. About the only thing thatís written down is their calendar of appointments. Even a lot of their to-dos are in their head. Hereís one simple and powerful way to get out of overwhelmówrite it all down.
Your overwhelm is in your head because most of how you run your business is in your head. Start writing it down and you will start having less overwhelm. Start taking a little time each day to document your business processes. Make a list today of the processes that you havenít recorded. Cover marketing, production, training, accounting, etc.
Then take one of these areas and document it in detail this week. Each week, for the next few weeks document another area. Within a fairly short period of time, you should have at least the basics of marketing procedures, production procedures, client follow up procedures, and employee training procedures in place. In other words, youíve now got business processes. Processes that you can rely on. Processes you donít have to think about. Processes that you will use to grow your business without all that overwhelm now that itís not all in your head.
About the Author: Start up business resource guide and consultant, Michael Clark has been crafting best small business ideas for over 20 years. Michael is a serial entrepreneur having opened multiple successful small businesses over the last 12 years. For more small business success stories and business resource groups, visit his web site at http://biznbeyond.com.
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