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What is a "Set It and Forget It" system? It's a system that allows you to plan ahead and get more work done using less energy. There are 3 components which make up this system: 1) Triggers; 2) Tools; and 3) Actions. Triggers are what you need to get started. Tools are the things needed to complete the work. And Actions define what work needs to be done.
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We're a month into 2018, but, looking back at 2017, good things were happening at FreedomMakers. We made big improvements in our client experience, from onboarding to care once they've started with us. We also made big changes in our marketing with an updated website and useful content for business owners.
We're launching a newsletter this year, so be on the lookout for it. Our immediate plans for 2018, though, is to focus on our Freedom Maker experience from their onboarding through their assignments working with clients. It's become a part of our culture to constantly make quick changes that lead to big improvements.
Here's to 2018 and the best for all of our businesses! 2017 Accomplishments and 2018 Plans
In business, the general practice is Sales minus Expenses equals Profit. In his book, Profit First, Michael Michalowicz flips that notion on its head and instead suggests that Sales minus Profits equals Expenses.
For example, an employee has a 401(k) deduction at work. If they have it deducted from their paycheck, they don't notice it. But if they say, "I'll put away what's leftover at the end of the month," nothing is ever left over. It's the same idea for business owners. If you say, "I'll put aside money for taxes and pay myself what is leftover at the end of the month," nothing is ever left over. But if you put it aside in the beginning, you don't even notice you have less money to spend.
At the end of every year, many business owners start thinking about what they want to work on in their business for the upcoming year. In this video, I talk about how making small changes can lead to big improvements.
Corporations, even businesses with just a few hundred employees, are like aircraft carriers. To make a change in course requires planning and collaboration. Small businesses, on the other hand, are like speed boats -- we can make a change at the drop of a hat. But where to start?
Business coach and consultant, Susan Tollefson, specializes in time management, goal setting, and strategic planning. Her business, Inside Out Business Systems, provides services to small business owners and independent professionals who run service businesses such as realtors, photographers, life coaches, etc.
In her latest blog, 3 Ways to Improve Productivity and Increase Your Bottom Line, Susan says that effectively managing your time and ensuring you have adequate systems in your business are a must, otherwise, you are wasting time.
"If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality."
You've hired a virtual assistant, now what? You're doing so much work as a business owner and need help, but what are effective ways to rely on a VA, someone who is not in the office with you or always available when you need them?