Failing in any one of these areas can be some of the most time and money consuming activities in business today
Bris, QLD (PRWEB) April 24, 2007
Statistics show that over 50% of small businesses fail in the first five years compared to only 10-20% of franchises. This news release reveals the two most critical areas to be addressed and the benefits of implementing clear and simple systems into any business or industry in order to take the business to the next level. The sooner a business gets some systems the better off it will be.
Business owners are only now starting to realise the challenges that all businesses face when it comes to employing staff and then managing them effectively, as well as keeping on top of the day to day running of the business. The trouble is, that most people in business don't own the business ... the business owns them. "Why is it that over 50% of most businesses fail, while less than 10% - 20% of franchises fail? The answer is SYSTEMS."
Just take a look at companies like McDonalds or Subway. Having simple, effective and proven systems gives each employee specific guidelines or "a track to run on" and enables an employer the free time to "work on the business rather than running around like mad in the business". The challenge is however, that most business owners are so time bankrupt, and have the challenge of keeping enough cashflow coming through the doors while at the same time trying to develop systems to help automate things in order to "free them up". One other challenge is that to have a "consultant" come in and develop systems in the business but this can be quite expensive, not to mention time consuming.
Research shows that business owners are also finding critical challenges in their staff management practices which costs US businesses approx. more than $100 million every year. Finding the right people is one of the most challenging facets of business today, and then having to make sure the correct person has been chosen, and if that's not enough the staff need to be managed effectively in order to keep them. "Failing in any one of these areas can be some of the most time and money consuming activities in business today". Gone are the days when one could just shake hands on an agreed employment wage, and they would happily work in the one place for 30 years. Many staff problems can easily be addressed by having written clear communication at the very beginning of their employment as well as performance reviews during various stages throughout their employment.
Another of the areas that is very time consuming to develop systems around is the area of Workplace Health & Safety. "Statistics taken from the U.S Department of Labor show that a total of 39,167 inspections on businesses were undertaken and a total of $85,192,940 in fines were dished out to employers, thats over $85 million dollars in fines for the USA in the last fiscal year".
Government Authorities are not holding back. The problem is, that most of the time an employer is hard at work trying to keep the business running without the time to take a break, research and create a Workplace Health & Safety System. Having an effective and comprehensive Workplace Health & Safety System gives "the employer" a firm grounding in clearly communicating the guidelines for working in a safe manner with staff. Secondly, if ever there is an investigation on the business that requires the owner to produce the Workplace Health & Safety Procedures, then there is a very clear record of what those procedures are and how that has been communicated to the employees of the company, which in turn could avoid having a massive fine placed on the shoulders of a business owner or a middle manager.
Current legislation in certain countries have placed the entire responsibility on the employer for ensuring the safety of workers in the workplace, however after all it should start with the individual employee taking responsibility for his or her actions, shouldn't it? Gone are the days where people had common sense and took responsibility for their own actions, in todays world business owners are constantly faced with the threat of professional litigation on a daily basis. Having an effective and comprehensive Workplace Health and Safety System balances that responsibility with the staff also, which helps the responsibility fall on the individual.
In our research Systems-Central.com was found to have provided ready made systems, consulted and provided systems to thousands of different businesses in over 100 different industries and in turn helping many businesses take giant leaps forward. "It doesn't matter what country or industry a business operates in, there are challenges and needs that are common to every business". What Systems-Central.com have done is taken all these common needs, categorised them and then put a range of systems together which enables any business to implement them, getting further down the track to systemizing the business so much faster, while also keeping costs to a minimum. Once every year, Systems-Central.com run a promotion in April and have cut the price of their systems in half for the month of April only.
For more information on a number of systems go to http://www.systems-central.com