This is the systems module of Raising Canine’s Business Concepts course, which consists of:
- FREE Business Course Pre-Requisite
- Time Management
- Understanding & Using Your Business Financials
- Systems for Making Your Business Efficient & Consistent
- Understanding Your Target Market & How to Market Your Business
Each module is held separately and can be taken as a stand-alone course. However, if you do not feel you have a good understanding of any of these topics, you will get the most benefit from taking the entire course.
The first module is the Business Course Pre-Requisite, which is on-demand and free. Before attending this course, you should listen to the Free Business Pre-Requisite module, which discusses concepts that should be understood prior to moving on with your business plan. You can enroll in the Free Business Pre-Requisite module at this link: http://raisingcanine.com/thanks/business-course-pre-requisite/
Except for the Business Course Pre-Requisite and Time Management modules, these courses will not be recorded or available on-demand. However, they are held yearly, so you will have an opportunity to make up any modules you missed.
Systems sound dry and boring, but they are the life’s blood of a good business. Systems save you time and prevent problems. If you have employees (or even if you don’t), systems ensure that everything is done the same way – all customers get the same level of service and professionalism, regardless of who is handling them or their particular personality, your administrative tasks are handled efficiently and in the same manner, and your records are all consistent and quickly accessible.
It does take time up front to install good systems, but once they’re in place, they’ll rock your world. Just like we wish we could convince shelter workers that teaching dogs to sit while workers enter the kennel will save them time in the long run (but, of course, they don’t have time!), creating good systems will save you time in the long run.
Work smarter, not harder!