Our readers are well-versed in automating business tasks and if, by this point, you’ve automated everything you can in your business, you might think that you’ve done all you can. However, there’s a way to relieve even more of your business headache!
The first thing you need to do is systematize your business activities, to “ensure consistency and dependable performance in every area.” Then document the process for your employees or teammates!
In 2008, we wrote about putting your workflow on paper. Now, there’s a better way.
SweetProcess is a web based software that allows you to document all of your standard operating procedures easily and efficiently. Essentially, you take the step-by-step process from inside your head or that ratty binder that no one can find when they need it and you put it on to SweetProcess’s system. The result? Documented procedures your employees can easily follow so you no longer have to handle tasks on your own and answer endless questions that slow down productivity; which will allow you to scale your business by getting more done!
When your procedures are documented with Sweet Process, you get the following benefits:
- Free up your time: With repetitive tasks documented, someone else can do that while you’re free to focus on growing your business.
- Employee turnover without the set-backs: When an employee leaves, training their replacement is a breeze since all of their tasks have been documented and refined over time.
- Reduce errors and re-do’s: Procedures are easy to follow, illustrated with screenshots, videos and checkboxes to ensure no steps are missed.
- Add value to your business: A business built on a foundation of well-documented Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) has a higher value, which grows over time.
The plans start at $19/month and go up to $99, but you can try it for 14 days for free.
Another standard operating procedures service is offered by SOP MD. Their system allows the ability to add photos, screenshots, videos, audio clips, hyperlinks to documents, websites and much more. It’s a heavy duty system for more in depth hands off training. It costs $200 to start, plus $30/month.
Are there other services that help you systematize your business processes this way? Let us know about them in the comments! And tell us how you’ve documented your standard operating procedures!