Best-practices is a term used in professional spaces to refer to the tried and true methods which proactively fix our business problems. Sometimes it can feel like everything about the business is a problem. You may start to detach from the “big picture” and feel overwhelmed by your dream of building a legacy. Guided by your emotions, you rush to fix bits and pieces of the business, jumping from here to there. You make some headway, but the doubt within you lingers.
“Niching down” will ultimately improve my customer's experience and satisfaction. This is something I've struggled with for years. Though to some, it sounds counter-intuitive, narrowing down whom I choose to work with will not limit my ability to serve a diverse clientele. Finding a niche is necessary for a small business, as the entrepreneur can cater to a specific need. Before I became a Certified OBM, I was compared to a Swiss Army knife. I was a multipurpose, multifaceted
As a Certified Online Business Manager, I now plan projects with an eye toward automating processes. Processes are the way in which we get things done. In my experience, our processes for completing tasks come about haphazardly as our lives get busy. We tend to adopt the quickest process and rarely look back. When that task rears its head again, we default to what we know. Your disparate processes may be wasting effort, time and money.
Our processes become operating procedur