Many small business owners get caught up in doing most, if not all, of the tasks required to run their business. Many of these tasks are something they either hate doing, or are not good at. They don't know how they can step back and focus on growing their business, without putting in more hours. If this sounds familiar - read on…
Entrepreneurs want to grow and hire but their businesses are often run in a haphazard manner so results are never certain, and they don't feel confident about stepping back from the 'doing'. Once owners know how to replicate what they’re doing successfully, and are able to train new employees, then they can move away from the 'doing' and towards the 'growing', with even greater freedom.
If processes aren't documented, they are essentially being re-designed by someone every time they are done, and you might not like the result! Any task that is done more than once or by more than one person needs to be documented to give the same high-quality result you want, every time.
In addition, understanding your processes is key to making good decisions about any technology you may benefit from. Process mapping may sound like a time-consuming chore, but with our help, it's easier than you think. Well-crafted processes release time for you and your employees to do more value-adding (and rewarding!) activities which improve your bottom line.
Process mapping is necessary so that you can identify ways to make your business run more effectively, helping you to achieve the following results:
Sharon was great at helping me to identify processes I wasn’t even aware of as well as making sense of things we did for no good reason other than they’d ‘evolved’. Her guided questioning helped me to see things differently and put in place simple, workable solutions where before there had been confusion. Recommended!Phil Wright, Owner - NZ Palms
I own a photography business which has many processes, from managing my customer base to invoicing and tracking expenses. Before Sharon helped me I wasted so much time in an inconsistent way when completing tasks. Sharon mapped the current way I was working and, by asking questions that I had not thought of, created an easy and streamlined way for me to work and is now how I capture the information I need. Sharon is very easy to work with, she listens and makes sure she understands your business objectives to create a solution that enables you to manage your business more efficiently. I would definitely recommend Sharon, you will be surprised how much you actually need her help.Lalita Scott, Owner - Smilebehappy
what area causes you the most frustration in your business
the ideal end result of how you'd like this area to work
the steps which describe the current process for this area
the problem areas in your current process
these areas then work out and document the best process to achieve the required results
Improving your processes will have a significant impact on your business results.
Option 1: Map One Process
For the business area which causes you the most frustration, use the 'Simply Processes' method above to deliver the result you want, every time.
What you get from us:
Option 2: One-on-One Online Coaching
If you have several business frustrations, we help you resolve these and transform your business by coaching you on how to define a clear goal for your business and how to build the processes you need to get you there, using the 'Work The System' method.
Option 3: Done-For-You Online Consulting
If you have several business frustrations, but you don't have the time to transform your business via coaching alone, an expert can manage the transformation from start to finish for you, helping you define a clear goal for your business and working with your entire team to build the processes you need to get you there, using the 'Work The System' method.
Feel free to ask us - no process is too small!
Sharon Cully, owner of Simply Processes, has broad, international experience with leading brands in five blue chip FMCG companies, including Coca-Cola, Diageo and GlaxoSmithKline. She has a consistent, proven track record of successfully employing best practices and process improvement methods to increase performance and minimize inventory and operating costs, while meeting customer objectives. During process improvement work with clients, Sharon also uses her expertise in building authentic, collaborative relationships, improving communication and applying problem-solving skills to overcome obstacles to success.
Simply Processes was created to leverage Sharon's extensive knowledge in larger corporations to help smaller companies gain control over their business processes, creating greater freedom and increased revenue for the entrepreneur.
Sharon is a Work The System-certified coach, a method which has been successfully applied to over 600 small businesses worldwide.
You can find out more about Sharon Cully on her LinkedIn page.
“I've found I really enjoy working on improving ‘broken processes’, as they're a source of so much frustration and time-wasting activities. I get a kick out of making people's work lives easier and more productive.”