When properly implemented, systems are usually responsible for a business that grows and runs smoothly and profitably.
With proper systems in place, it's simply a matter of hiring and training people to run those systems.
A real life example of this is McDonald’s.
With a food product that at best can only be described as average, it is simply a matter of systems that keep McDonald’s a hugely successful entity.
The point is, once you’ve mastered the basics of your business, it’s time to get systems implemented.
If you feel like you're banging your head against a brick wall, working too hard for far too little reward, take a look at the systems in your business.
Do they work or do you?
Look at the most basic things from answering the phone through to how you produce your product and how you sell it. All of these things and more can be run through solid systems.
Another thing to consider is that if your systems aren't clearly defined and easy to understand, how can anyone understand what you want?
So how do you develop your systems?
Write down what you do well and turn those writings into checklists.
These can become the basic foundation of your business because they will make it easier to get your people to work as a team. They will know and understand their roles, which will lead to them becoming something that equals more than the sum of parts.