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Let's talk workflow...

As a business owner you know all about being busy.

Especially if you have more than one business. And then throw in kids. And a cat. And a dog.

And cleaning your house. Let's be honest here, it gets busy.

And can someone tell me why it always feel like you're running out of time but all those jobs keep stacking up?

And what if organisation is not your strong point?

Ugh...it feels like it can be too much. But how can you fix it?

While I can't help you with the kids, the housework, the cat or the dog I can however provide a little advice on how to increase your workflow.

Let's talk about that for a minute.

Increasing your workflow is not increasing your work. 

It does not mean adding more to the pile but rather being more efficient in your work. And efficiency plus accuracy results in an increased workflow.

One key I have found to ensuring successful efficiency is to have set processes in place that actually work for your business. 

A Google search defines it like this... 'a workflow consists of an orchestrated and repeatable pattern of activity, enabled by the systematic organization of resources into processes that transform materials, provide services, or process information'.

See that. Even Google says it's about processes. 

But again if you are not naturally an organised person setting up and implementing processes can be complicated and a cause for stress and frustration. If you are, then it's probably your playground.

First things first you to need step back and take a look at your businesses needs then go back to basics. 

And I do mean basics. Don't overthink it.

Step 1. Step 2. Step 3...you get the idea.

Once you have your process set up you need to start using it. Be patient. Processes usually take a little while to perfect and iron out all the kinks. And most of the time you'll realise you forgot to add something.

And if you need a little help, I love setting up processes.

Remember, efficiency and accuracy.

Awhi xx
- A Bookkeepers Blog