Use business management tools and software to manage your business, fix objectives and plan for change.
A good plan today is worth more than a perfect plan next weekGen. Patton
As a small business owner, you would be well advised to read as many books as possible on techniques to manage your business. In the end, you will probably find that the greatest challenge is the one that you least expected.
You may have expected to just be able to exercise your trade or provide your services, without necessarily considering all the roles you would have to take on.
Keeping work and life in balance
If you want to keep your business in proportion with the rest of your life, you will need to be organised.
We discuss methods for organising your time and priorities, about standing back and analysing your activities, setting objectives and planning to bring desired outcomes into reality.
If you like the idea of seeing your business keep pace with your environment, then you should find some material of interest here.
Many thinking hats
The greatest challenge in management is to address the multitude of roles that business demands. This means defining them and getting them to work together to fulfil orders and generate future business.
Business Management Tools
We discuss techniques such as:
- Mind-mapping and brainstorming your situation
- Systems Analysis using UML
- Getting Things Done
- Plan Do Check Act (PDCA)
- Analysis of Strengths, Weaknesses (SWOT)
- Kepner Tregoe project definition and execution
- Working with Purpose and for enjoyment
The overall objective is thus for you is to apply industrial techniques to productionise, make a profit and sustain business development. We hope that you find what you are looking for.