How to Get More Shit Done
This month we’re focusing on how to start a business.
Whether you have an idea that you want to turn into a business. Or you have a business that you want to turn into a moneymaker.
Here’s what you need to consider when it comes to operational strategy…
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Why It’s Important
Anyone else need 72 more hours in the day?! We're sharing the secrets to streamlining operations for product + service based businesses. From task management systems to workplaces to manufacturing and shipping to working one on one with clients.
Find a task manager
We love Trello as a task manager. It holds our big picture strategy ideas and our daily tasks. We invested in a cheap course to learn how to use it properly. And we’re slowly integrating things from our whiteboard, office papers, notes, Mac desktop, and a bunch of random notecards in our office to Trello!
Pick a location
There’s so many places you can work. You can rent an office space, a co-working space, or work from home. Whatever you pick, make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons. A big office will impress people but can prevent your business from having the cash flow necessary to grow.
I like a co-working space. At first, I was hesitant to make that expense every month, but I noticed how much more productive I was when I was working there. So I think it’s a great investment for me.
I started with a product based business. My favorite operations tips are:
Batching. Create products in large batches so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel every time. It’ll save so much time.
Shipstation is great add-on to your website that creates + prints shipping labels
FedEx business account allows you to drop off packages and bill your account.
We use 17hats as our operation system. It allows me to input clients, schedule appointments, add project notes, send payment and project reminders, invoice, and keep track of emails and finances automatically.
How do you track tasks? What operations systems are you using?
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