Are you too involved in your own day-to-day operations ?
Do you ever find yourself neglecting the necessary things that require your attention to keep your business on the right track?
To stay on top of things and to run your business successfully, it is crucial to take care of your business hygiene.
The importance of routines
It is like taking care of your body by doing your daily or weekly routines. By doing these you will keep healthy and maintain your energy.
There are things you do naturally everyday like cleaning your teeth, washing your hands after you’ve been to the toilet and showering every day.
Many of these things you were taught when you were younger. Because of this you just naturally do them every day. They eventually become a habit.
On the other hand, in business, we are not taught the basic hygiene that is required to run our business successfully.
Most business owners put a lot of focus on their trade and what they are good at, and then try and find time to manage the business afterwards.
Often, they will go through lots of trial-and-error and make mistakes which they end up having to fix.
So, what is business hygiene?
It is as simple as planning your week ahead. Start by taking time at either the end or the start of the week to plan the agenda and to-do list for your business for that week.
Identify the tasks which are important and must get done every week.
Some other things that help upkeep your business hygiene include:
- Reviewing your financials;
- Monitoring your sales activity;
- Reviewing staff KPIs.
By reviewing these you will be able to pick up if your business meeting your targets and if your staff are achieving their outcomes.
By maintaining your business hygiene, you will stay on top of things. And best of all ensure that your business is geared towards success.
Like you do for your body, do it for your business.