57 Ways to Grow Your Business: 8 – Systemise everything

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Just about everything that happens in a business is repetitive. That means that it probably doesn’t have to be done by you! Here is a two-step approach:

  1. Take a hard look at what you and your colleagues do each day and write down how it’s done
  2. Start delegating tasks to other people, by having them first observe how you do it and then doing it themselves with appropriate oversight

Systemisation is the key concept of The E-myth Revisited by Michael Gerber (1995), one of the great guide books for entrepreneurs.