Are you ready to upscale your consultancy business? There comes a point in any business when you realise you can no longer do everything yourself. You’re earning good money, have consistent revenue, and your client books are full.
But you’re working all the hours you want to and are unable to do more. You’re looking to upscale your business in a way that feels good and actually enables you to take a bit of a step back. Because let’s face it, you started your business to gain freedom, right?
So here are my top three tips to help you upscale your business, so you can cut back on your hours and start enjoying that freedom-seekers lifestyle!
Get clear on your systems and processes to help streamline your consultancy business
Start by getting clear on your systems and processes. Your systems are the pillars of your business, those things that you need to run your business as a whole. Things like marketing, customer service etc. The processes outline the steps required to get you from A to B – a high-level view of the functions within your business.
For more help on the differences, check out What’s the difference between a tool, system and a process? And when you’re ready to get clear on them, start with these 5 areas you can systemise in your business.
Upscale your consultancy business by automating as much as you can!
Automation can save you so much time, energy and money. It’s one of the simplest ways to streamline your business and help you upscale faster. [Check out 15 ways to simplify your business for other ways you can start simplifying things.]
There are so many different tasks you have to do within the day-to-day running of your business. It’s not until you list them out that you can start to see the potential for automating them! Take a look at 8 admin tasks you can (and should!) automate in your business.
Outsource whenever possible to save you time
If you’re looking to work less, you need to minimise what’s on your to-do list. Whilst automation can help with mundane and repetitive tasks; outsourcing will help with everything else.
You shouldn’t be doing everything yourself for several reasons. Firstly, you need to be the CEO of your business. Focusing on those tasks within your zone of genius should be your main priority. And also, you’re not always the best person for the job. You may not have the right skills to do the task justice. So reacquaint yourself with The cost of outsourcing and getting a positive ROI, and outsource every task that doesn’t rely on your expertise.
Know that if you’re looking to upscale your consultancy business while working less, you need to be implementing the things detailed about. If you’re not sure if your business is ready to embrace outsourcing, check out Are you ready to outsource? And finally, if you’re feeling a little daunted by the changes you need to implement, remind yourself of your overall goal – to earn more money whilst working less!
Are you wanting to upscale your consultancy business while working less? Why not reach out! As an Online Business Manager, I’m here to help manage your day-to-day business operations, to help free up your time so you can focus on business development or simply enjoy that freedom-seekers lifestyle you crave. Sound good? Why not book in an informal chat here, and let’s discuss how we can upscale your business while you work less!