Systemizing a business is a detailed task but it usually has a vast payoff. Business owners are generally so busy attending to the daily demands of running a business that they don’t get time to systemize their business. Thus they do not get the benefits of increased efficiency and their business success plateaus at the point where their available time and effort equals the effort and time required to manage a business at that size.

Breaking through this “glass ceiling” requires a combination of small business resources and ideas for systemizing a business together with a change in attitude. Applying time to systemize a business is paramount.

An efficient set of support templates such as those available at takes minimal time to implement. As little as one hour per week will yield great results. That is less than 2% of the time a typical business owner devotes to driving their business each week.

The integration of the templates into a logical sequence is also a key factor. Consider the structure of a business: An idea turns into an opportunity which turns into a business. It can continue to grow in a random way in response to all the forces of the economic market, the staff market or the competitive market.

Or the business owner can formulate a carefully considered plan to a defined outcome. Then structure a series of goals to implement that plan. Then work diligently with the best support resources to achieve each of the milestones along the way to the delivery of the plan.

It is logical and sounds easy but without the right tools and guidance it is like any other task. It rapidly becomes too hard and the business owner once again gets consumed with the daily operations of the business and growth follows the random path again.

Implementing ideas for systemizing a business is an ongoing part of business life and it can become one of the most rewarding aspects of owning a business. Like seeing a child grow the business matures and becomes less reliant on the one who commenced the journey with it.

As a starting point the free small business planning available at will highlight the potential available in a business and show how the ideas for systemizing the business will unlock that potential.